Manchester City reveal Etihad Stadium expansion plans

The Etihad Stadium
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Manchester City unveil two separate plans for expansion of the Etihad Stadium, with supporters invited to give feedback on the proposals at a public exhibition.

Manchester City have unveiled plans to increase the Etihad Stadium's capacity to a maximum of 60,000.

City opened an exhibition at the stadium on Friday as they began a period of public consultation, inviting supporters to view two options for expansion at Eastlands.

The club's South Stand is the primary target for renovation, with phase one of the project due to take the capacity from 47,000 to an initial 54,000.

A proposed second option would see City work to make space for more seats in the North and South Stands at the same time, adding 13,000 to the current capacity.

Head of infrastructure Pete Bradshaw opened the exhibition, revealing that the plans would allow City to introduce a £299 season ticket if successful.

He said: "Manchester City Football Club strives to provide its supporters and visiting fans with one of the best possible matchday experiences in the Premier League and European football.

"Games are selling out frequently prior to going on open sale and there is rising demand from supporters for more season tickets, matchday tickets and premium seating. This is why we are considering these expansion proposals.

"We will be in touch with every fan who would be potentially affected by the changes in phase 1, and we encourage fans, residents and anyone who has a point of view, to visit the exhibition in person or online and tell us what they think."

The Etihad is currently the sixth-biggest Premier League stadium, with St James' Park and Sunderland's Stadium of Light just ahead on the list.

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