Daily Mail

Etihad set to be expanded past 60,000


MANCHESTER CITY have unveiled concept designs for a major expansion of the Etihad Stadium that will take its capacity above 60,000.

The Premier League champions are working on a project to revamp the north end of their campus, which will include a hotel and extended fan park. Central to the plans is a larger North Stand, with an expanded upper tier housing an additional 7,700 seats to be built on the existing structure. If that comes to fruition, it will bring the Etihad in line with capacities at Tottenham, Arsenal and West Ham, behind Manchester United’s Old Trafford as the biggest club stadiums in the country.

City have opened up fan consultati­on over the plans, which will run for the next four weeks online and at different locations in the area.

A City statement confirmed: ‘The constructi­on work, subject to planning permission, would take three years to complete.’ A new music venue, the Co-op Live arena, is currently being built next to the Etihad and is expected to open in December as City aim to create an ‘entertainm­ent centre’.

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