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Manchester City is expanding Etihad Stadium to around 61,000 seats



Manchester City is expanding Etihad Stadium to around 61,000 seats

English football champions Manchester City are planning to expand the Etihad Stadium to accommodate more than 60,000 people. The club have submitted a planning application for the expansion and other facilities are to be built as part of a £300m investment.

In addition to around 7,000 additional seats, the plans include a new covered fan zone, a club shop, a museum and a hotel with 400 beds. Last week, City’s home ground was included in the list of ten potential venues for Euro 2028 should the joint bid by Great Britain and Ireland be successful. There, a planned capacity of 61,000 places in the Etihad is mentioned.

“We have spent several months developing concepts and designs for a premium fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure facilities at Etihad Stadium and are delighted to have now submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council,” said Managing Director Danny Wilson.

A number of changes have taken place around the stadium since it was acquired by the Abu Dhabi United Group 15 years ago. The Etihad campus, which houses the club’s training grounds and office, was opened in 2012, and an extension to the south stand was completed in 2015.