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Etihad Stadium Expansion Plans Approved

Fri 14th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City’s plans to increase the capacity of the Etihad Stadium were approved by the City Council yesterday.

Approval was given to increase the capacity of the stadium from just under 48,000 to over 62,000.

The plans will see a third tier added to the North and South stands each including approximately 6,250 seats plus a further 2,000 pitch-side seats added.

Due to be complete by the 2015-16 season, the expansion will see the Etihad Stadium become the second largest in the Premier League, behind Manchester neighbours Old Trafford.

The stadium expansion is expected to created 160 temporary jobs during construction and a further 110 matchday positions once the work is complete, according to the planning appilcation. 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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