Headingley gets floodlights
Headingley Stadium will be floodlit in 2015 after Leeds City Council granted planning permission for the installation of permanent lights.
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The West Yorkshire venue received the news in the wake of a Council meeting on Thursday afternoon.
Once erected, the lights will be in operation at Yorkshire's ground up to 20 times a season.
"We want to create a stadium that is amongst finest in the world and enable Yorkshire to continue to stage major international fixtures over the long-term," Yorkshire County Cricket Club chief executive Mark Arthur said.
"To be granted planning permission for the installation of permanent floodlights is a major step forward for the club.
"It will also enable us to promote Day/Night fixtures, which will become an integral part of of our limited overs schedule in the various domestic competitions."
Arthur added his county had received a £700,000 grant from the England and Wales Cricket Board to go towards the overall cost of £1.8million.
Headingley has undergone extensive redevelopment work over recent years with the building of a new pavilion and corporate facility.
It has missed out on an Ashes Test for the second series running, though, with the 2015 series not passing through Leeds.