Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Manchester City get green light to expand Etihad

Manchester City want to increase the capacity at the Etihad Stadium
Manchester City want to increase the capacity at the Etihad Stadium

Manchester City have been granted planning permission to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to more than 60,000.

Manchester City Council has confirmed that a planning application to add up to 14,500 extra seats at the venue has been approved.

The Premier League club intend to increase both ends of the 47,670-capacity arena by 6,250 and add up to 2,000 additional seats around the pitch.

The increased capacity will make the Etihad Stadium the second largest in the Premier League, behind only Manchester United's Old Trafford.

It will be the club's second major construction project in quick succession following the building of the £200m City Football Academy adjacent to the stadium.

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