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Manchester City unveil Etihad Stadium expansion plans

Manchester City reveals designs for a proposed expansion of the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City have published design plans for a proposed expansion of the Etihad Stadium.

The architects in charge of the project have released an image which shows the roof over the stands removed from the ground to allow for two new tiers to be added, increasing the capacity from just under 48,000 to 61,000.

The plans have been put on display near the stadium, but the club is awaiting feedback from a consultation before applying for planning permission.

The Manchester Evening News reports that the expansion would mainly be carried out by local workers, while 85% of the materials would be sourced locally.

The facility was built as an athletics stadium for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, before the club moved in in 2003.

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