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Man City submits application for £100m academy

21 Sep 11 Manchester City Football Club has submitted a planning application for its proposed training academy on an 80-acre brownfield site next to its Etihad Stadium.

The planned academy satdium
The planned academy satdium

The proposed £100m development includes training facilities, accommodation and classroom facilities and a 7,000 seat stadium.

The proposed development will include:

  • A home for up to 400 young players who will train and study alongside senior players
  • One half size and 11 full size youth development pitches
  • One half size and 4 full size first team pitches
  • On site sleeping accommodation and classroom facility for 40 young players to allow them to train and study in a safe and secure environment
  • A planned first team building with changing rooms, gym, refectory and injury and rehab centre
  • A 7,000 capacity stadium for youth matches
  • Staff offices and a media centre
  • A bridge across Alan Turing Way linking the Etihad Stadium and the academy

Around 160 construction jobs would be created during the project.

Capita Symonds has been appointed to provide geo-environmental, civil, highway and structural services associated with the proposal.

Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese said: “The Etihad Stadium and Campus are at the heart of the regeneration of the wider East Manchester area and these plans will help accelerate that positive transformation. We welcome the principle of this proposed development which reflects not only the needs and priorities of the football club, but recognises and reflects the community’s priorities too. It’s another welcome demonstration of the club’s commitment to the area and a boost for East Manchester and the city as a whole.”

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