Sport in cities

Lord's cricket ground: England versus South Africa 2017

Wilkinson Eyre are the architects behind the new £50 million redevelopment to the Lord's cricket ground that will be completed this summer.

The new three-tier stands will accommodate around 11.500 members of the public at the Nursery End of the Ground. Capacity will be increased by 2,500 seats and a walkway linking both the stands and overlooking the Nursery Ground will be introduced. The Marylebone Cricket Club has been determined to continue to provide world-class facilities for spectators and members voted through the plans this month. Lord's will host five of the 2019 Cricket World Cup matches including the final.

Meanwhile the Mayor of London has launched new funds to establish better youth facilities, including sports opportunities for young people in London. Fifteen million pounds will be invested to help 40,000 more youngsters. Community groups and projects can apply now for the next wave of the Mayor's Young Londoners Fund, aimed at diverting teenagers away from criminality and anti-social behaviour.