Millwall have released their plans to redevelop the Den in the coming years.
The club confirmed that on Monday the 10th of February, the Millwall chairman, chief executive, and senior director met with Lewisham mayor Damien Egan and had a positive discussion about the plans to extend the stadium.
The Lions have stated that their ambition is for the club to have a stadium that has facilities ready for the Premier League. Despite, the Den’s place in the club’s history, this could be a move that could benefit the long-term financial stability of the club.
In the statement, the Lions also confirmed that they’ll ensure that as much of the Den will be retained as possible in order to reduce construction and demolition waste.
Millwall are hoping to have a maximum capacity of 34,000 which, in would see them have the third biggest stadium in current Championship–after Elland Road and Hillsborough.
Here’s how the Lions supporters reacted to the news of plans to redevelop the Den…
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34,000 capacity wasn’t expecting that
— James Dillon (@dillon1981) February 13, 2020
Got to plan this carefully, don't want to be one of those clubs like MK Dons who sit in a 30,000 stadium but get about 9000 a game. Similar to us now, we get about 10,000-15,000 average. Still, exciting times ahead.
— Nope (@Ben52390773) February 13, 2020
Thing that makes you laugh is all the comments saying it’s going to “ ruin our club” mate set ur sights high the world is changing. I remember millwall doing Huddersfield in league 1/2 play off semi final, everyone’s had there year in the big time except millwall.
— Jax teller (@Woodsy_017) February 13, 2020
And that’s the end of millwall tourist club in the making
— Rcp🏴 (@rileycp01) February 13, 2020
As much as I live our ratty looking ground, this proposed style is fantastic. Be amazing if it comes off.
— Jamie (@TorqueJamie) February 13, 2020
34,000 😂😂 can't have been more than 9-10k last night, don't need it
— Ted (@ted__wall) February 13, 2020
As much as these plans sound good, I just don’t see it happening. Hope I’m wrong and we start to show some ambition for once.
— Ricky Alford (@Ricky_Alford91) February 13, 2020