City unveil expansion plans for Etihad Stadium

By Ric Turner, Wed 01 March 2023 15:54

City unveil expansion plans for Etihad StadiumCapacity to rise above 60,000 with revamp of North Stand

City have unveiled plans to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to over 60,000, it was announced yesterday.

The club intend to add 7,700 seats to the second tier of the North Stand, as well as creating a covered fan park, with food and drink outlets, a new club shop, a museum and a hotel.

Fans have been invited to give feedback on the plans, which would take three years to complete if approved.

A statement on the club website read: "Manchester City is delighted to unveil concepts for a best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Stadium, with fans and the local community invited to share their feedback from today until Sunday 26 March.

"This follows the Club’s announcement in December last year that feasibility studies were underway to explore concepts that could form part of a future stadium development, consistent with the long-held vision to establish the Etihad Campus and the wider area as a globally relevant and competitive sport, leisure and entertainment destination.

"Several connected all-weather facilities, fully integrated into the stadium, are centred around an expanded North Stand with one larger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier, increasing stadium capacity to over 60,000."