Man City’s Etihad expansion hits first-year construction landmark

April 19 – Manchester City’s stadium development has completed installation of the first steels as the project reaches the one-year anniversary of the club’s submission of the planning application for its £300 million expansion.

The project will increase capacity at the stadium to more than 60,000 during the 2025/26 season and add a new 3000-capacity fan zone, club shop, 400-bed hotel, and museum, with the aim of establishing Manchester City’s match-day experience as “one of the best in world sport”.

Once completed, the new-look North Stand will sit opposite Co-op Live – a joint venture between City Football Group and Oak View Group which opens this month and will be the UK’s largest indoor arena.

Danny Wilson, Managing Director – Manchester City Operations, said: “It’s been an exciting few months with the arrival and installation of the first steels and fantastic to see the development and progress of the build in recent weeks.

“This project has been designed with our fans at its heart and demonstrates our commitment to create one of the most memorable fan experiences in world sport. Fans will have the opportunity to extend their match-day by joining us at the new covered fan-zone, visiting the museum, or staying at the hotel…

“Since 2008, City Football Group has overseen over £700 million of investment in East Manchester and this expansion speaks to our ambition to develop a world-class entertainment destination at the Etihad Campus. The next evolution of the campus is well underway and it’s great to mark the progress being made.”

Man City have emphasised that the development will create 890 full time jobs with its partners and contractors and that local residents are in first position for the new employment opportunities.

“The expansion will bring jobs and training opportunities and we’re working with local partners to ensure residents are best placed to take advantage of new job roles, both during construction and beyond,” said Wilson.

This weekend Man City face Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Cup as their pursuit of a second treble winning season became a chase for the double of Premier League and FA Cup after losing on penalties to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

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