Durham County Cricket Club on waiting list to receive part of £450m regional fund

Durham County Cricket Club's application for part of the Government's Regional Growth Fund of £450m has been provisionally approved.

Durham County Cricket Club
Durham County Cricket Club
The funding will help finance the construction of an onsite hotel and a multi-use Gateway Building for conference, banqueting and events in support of Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground‘s cricket and non-cricket business.

The venue also recently announced it will host an Ashes Test Match in 2013 for the first time in the club’s history.

"We’re delighted to be progressing to the next stage with our application," said Durham County Cricket Club chief executive David Harker.

"By bringing a major sporting event like the Ashes to the region we needed to ensure that we continued to develop the stadium to compete with the world’s best."

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