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SOLD - Stand F48 at Love Business 2017 Booked By Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Leicestershire have emerged as the most successful county in the exciting new form of Twenty20 Cup cricket, reaching each of the first four Finals Days and lifting the trophy twice in three years, firstly at Edgbaston in 2004 and then Trent Bridge in 2006.

The ground has continued to undergo change with the creation of the Indoor Cricket School – now known as the Mike Turner Cricket Centre - and Media Centre while the outdoor net area is considered to be one of the best in English county cricket.

Leicestershire are also continuing to produce locally-born players and are giving those youngsters a chance to flourish. In 2008, Greg Smith, James Taylor, Josh Cobb, Nathan Buck and Shiv Thakor all won international age-group call-ups with England. It was certainly a year to remember for Cobb, who became the County’s youngest ever centurion at Lord’s during August when he scored a fabulous unbeaten 148.

Taylor then had a marvellous year himself in 2009, becoming Leicestershire's youngest scorer of a double-century in first-class cricket, youngest scorer of a hundred in a List A game and he also scored his maiden first-class hundred before those two knocks. He became the youngest player to be capped since George Dawkes in the 1930s and won a host of awards and an England Performance Programme for good measure.

Development at the Bennett End of the ground during the winter of 2015 saw work undertaken to the media centre at Grace Road, with a permanent broadcasting studio built as part of redevelopment. That was the first part of the broadcasting project.

Leicestershire unveiled a highly ambitious five-year business plan during 2015 and a number of redevelopments are currently underway at the ground.

The first phase of the plan (January-May 2016) includes floodlight installation (permission granted on January 6th, 2016), replacement of the Milligan Road wall, reducing the outfield area, and IT infrastructure. The building of a Sky gantry, three new radio boxes and restoration of the Maurice Burrows Stand, together with work to the Sky gantry at the Bennett End of the ground, forms the second part of the broadcasting project.

The second phase of the plan (from October 2016) includes redevelopment to the red seated stand in front of main reception, and refurbishment of the Meet.

Building of a permanent mid-wicket Sky gantry, just along from the Meet, is the third part of the broadcasting project in 2017.

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