Palace to make major club announcement

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the club are working hard to be a position to announce plans for their proposed new stadium in December.

Despite their precarious position in the Premier League, and having already dispensed with one manager this season – Frank de Boer and replacing him with Roy Hodgson – the Eagles will go ahead with their development plans.

A move away from Selhurst Park has been on the cards for some time, but the venue for a new stadium has remained an issue.

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But speaking at a supporters' Christmas event on Tuesday night Parish gave supporters some good news.

He said: "Everyone knows we've been working very hard for a long time to try and get the right idea.

"We think we now have got it so, this side of Christmas, there will be a major announcement.

"When I came into this thing the aim was to give something for all of us to be proud of on the pitch and very importantly off the pitch, so we want to give everybody, the people of Croydon, all of south London, a stadium that we can be proud of, and not lose our atmosphere and our uniqueness.

"That's a dream for me, a lifelong dream for me, and one that hopefully everybody will share with me when they see what we have put together.

"So, fantastic exciting times, and something to look forward to."