Manchester City to spend £300 million on their stadium

Premier League

An additional £300 million will be spent by Manchester City to renovate one end of the Etihad Stadium.

The main concept is to add further 7,700 seats to the North Stand. With a total capacity of about 61,000, it will rank as the third-largest stadium in the Premier League.

The only stadiums with more seats will be Old Trafford and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with City passing Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium to take third place but still trailing Wembley, the biggest football stadium in the nation.

According to the Daily Mail, City is considering expanding the site’s capacity as well as building a new hotel and another megastore.

The projected hotel’s availability to the general public is not specified, though.

On game days, fans can congregate in a covered fan park, which may also hold a museum. With success under Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini, and Pep Guardiola, City has won four Premier League championships in the past five years and double digits in major awards during the past ten years.

After previously constructing a new training facility, an addition to the South Stand, and further modernizing the site, the cost of the Etihad Campus is anticipated to increase to above £1 billion. The City Football School boasts a cutting-edge 7,000-seat stadium that was officially opened in 2013.

According to reports, the club’s supporters and neighborhood neighbors’ consultation period came to an end last Sunday, and City is now attempting to get planning approval. If so, construction is slated to begin in November with a goal of finishing it all for the start of the 2025–26 season.

City is anxious to minimize disturbance and does not want the stadium improvements to interfere with any of the games. The last ten years have seen Guardiola’s team compete in Europe, and that trend is expected to continue in the next seasons.

In 2015, the South Stand of City’s stadium underwent its most recent expansion, which added additional seats. Liverpool is anticipated to finish a comparable expansion to Anfield, bringing the capacity to about 61,000.

The renovation was planned by renowned architectural firm Populous, whose other works include Tottenham’s new glitzy stadium and the largest cricket pitch in India. With 2,600 more jobs anticipated to be open and available, more bars and restaurants will also be a part of the Etihad renovation.

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