Etihad Stadium expansion – 60,000 seats and hotel


Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has announced its intentions to expand Etihad Stadium – with procurement for a contractor to follow public consultation. 

Etihad stadium
Credit: Manchester City Football Club
by Rory ButlerDecember 14, 2022

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The club is undertaking a feasibility study about a series of improvements to the stadium and its facilities – including an extended North Stand, increasing spectator capacity to more than 60,000. 

Alongside this, MCFC is considering an expanded and covered ‘City Square’ fan zone with food and drink outlets. 

Other considerations: 

  • A new club shop  
  • A MCFC museum  
  • A new workspace 
  • An onsite hotel 

The scheme is aligned with the Eastlands Regeneration Framework to make East Manchester a world leader in sport, leisure, and entertainment. 

A core principle of the Framework is to ensure that Etihad Campus facilities are a significant source of community, employment, and economic opportunity for the city. 

And, identifying opportunities to introduce new entertainment experiences – both on matchday and non-matchday – is a key component of the study.   

Local recruitment and supply chain policies would apply to all aspects of any potential development, MCFC said. 

Original client list: 

  • Arup 
  • Laing O’Rourke   

Fans and the local community will be invited to share consultation feedback in early 2023. 

For more information, click here. 

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