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Manchester City have announced plans to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City have announced they plan to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to over 60,000.
The club said in a statement on Monday that they are ‘undertaking feasibility studies to develop a best-in-class fan experience and a year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Stadium’. As part of this, City hope to expand the North Stand as well as the ‘City Square’ section outside the Etihad to include food and drink vendors. Building a museum, a club shop and an on-site hotel are also included in the plans.
“An expanded Residents’ Parking Scheme and improvements to the Metrolink are currently being implemented,” City added. “All new facilities would support Manchester’s Net Zero by 2038 target, with measures being looked at to support walking and cycling links with the city centre.”
City moved to the Etihad from Maine Road in 2003 and since the 2008 takeover by the City Football Group, over £700m has been spent to expand the surrounding area, with the Etihad Campus including a state-of-the-art training ground and the Academy Stadium which hosts matches for the youth and women’s teams. Also on site are two tram stops, a leisure centre and a supermarket
The Etihad currently holds just over 53,000 and is one of the country’s biggest football grounds, however, a 60,000+ seater arena would see the Premier League move ahead of several clubs in terms of the highest capacity grounds in the English top flight.
We’ve put together a list of maximum attendances for all 20 Premier League grounds to see where City currently rank, and where they’ll stand should the expansion go ahead as planned.