Man City’s planning application for Etihad expansion is accepted

Manchester City is due to expand the Etihad and improve the match-going experience.

As a result of the ambitious plans, the project will cost around £300m. Despite the club being investigated for alleged breaches of FFP, there is no plan to slow down their domination.

Manchester City continue to grow their success. Illustrated by the huge number of fans cheering them on during their pre-season tour of Asia.

There were huge crowds to gleefully welcome the squad in Japan. Before being met by the same enthusiasm in South Korea.

Latest plans have been approved by Manchester City Council and work will commence November 2023. The work is expected to take three years and will be completed in 2026.

Furthermore, the project will support locals by creating approximately 2,500 jobs.

Regardless of the Premier Leagues allegations, there is no shadow cast at the home of the Blues.

Champions of England. Champions of Europe. Total domination. It’s a good time to be a Blue.

The Etihad was a fortress in 22/23, and 2026 could take that atmosphere up a notch.

The official announcement stated:

“Approved proposals include several connected all-weather facilities, fully integrated into the stadium, centred around an expanded North Stand with one larger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier, increasing capacity to over 60,000.

“Above the upper tier there will be a sky bar with views overlooking the pitch as well as a stadium roof walk experience.

“A covered City Square fan zone, with capacity for 3,000 people and a wide variety of food and drink outlets, a new club shop, museum, workspace and a 400-bed hotel will also be constructed as part of the Club’s development.”

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