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Man City plans Etihad Stadium expansion

12 Jul 13 Manchester City Football Club has opened consultation on plans to expand its Etihad Stadium from 47,500 to 60,000 capacity.

Etihad Stadium
Etihad Stadium

If it gets planning permission, the club’s intention is to develop the south stand first, to increase capacity to 54,000. However it is also considering undertaking phase two, the north stand, at the same time.

After public consultation, the club is proposing to submit a planning application to Manchester City Council in December.  The additional capacity could be available for start of 2015/16 season.

Man City’s head of infrastructure, Pete Bradshaw, said: “Manchester City Football Club strives to provide its supporters and visiting fans with one of the best possible matchday experiences in the Premier League and European football. Games are selling out frequently prior to going on open sale and there is rising demand from supporters for more season tickets, matchday tickets and premium seating. This is why we are considering these expansion proposals.

“We will be in touch with every fan who would be potentially affected by the changes in phase 1, and we encourage fans, residents and anyone who has a point of view, to visit the exhibition in person or online and tell us what they think.”

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