Plans have been submitted to increase the capacity of Resorts World Arena, a venue due to be used during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
According to building.co.uk, architecture company Populous intends to up the capacity by around 6,000.
Resorts World Arena is located at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Solihull, whose Council has received the plans, and currently has a capacity of 15,685 seats.
The NEC is scheduled host badminton, boxing, netball, table tennis and weightlifting events at Birmingham 2022.
As reported by building.co.uk, Populous, the company behind Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new stadium, wants to remove the existing arena roof structure and replace it with a higher, larger volume roof.
This will allow for a new upper tier of seating to bring capacity to around 21,600 with new hospitality facilities, concourse, entrances and exits.
Arup, RLB and Mott MacDonald are among the other firms working on the project.
It was reported last month that Birmingham is set to have its first cross-city bus service in time for the city hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Transport for West Midlands will deliver a zero-emission route along the A34 and A45 between Walsall - to the north of the city - to Birmingham Airport and Solihull, via the city centre.
The "Sprint" bus scheme will cost £88 million ($115 million/€101 million) and will get commuters and visitors to key venues such as Alexander Stadium in Perry Barr, Arena Birmingham and Resorts World Arena.
Changes in off-board ticketing will also speed up boarding time for each stop.
The proposed operator has yet to be announced.