MCFC reveals new Etihad Stadium expansion designs


Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has revealed concepts relating to its intentions to expand Etihad Stadium and is inviting feedback. 

Etihad Stadium expansion
Credit: Manchester City Football Club
by Rory ButlerFebruary 28, 2023

The club undertook a feasibility study in December 2022 about a series of improvements to the stadium and its facilities – including an extended North Stand, increasing spectator capacity to more than 60,000 

The North Stand expansion comprises one larger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier. 

Alongside this, MCFC is considering an expanded and covered ‘City Square’ fan zone with a capacity of 3,000, and food and drink outlets.  

Other features  

  • A new club shop   
  • A MCFC museum   
  • A new workspace  
  • An onsite hotel 
Etihad Stadium expansion
Credit: Manchester City Football Club

‘Enhanced’ matchday travel measures and alternative methods for fans to travel to and from the stadium are currently being explored. 

A skills academy to provide local people with qualifications to secure permanent jobs at the Etihad Campus is also under consideration.  

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

Original delivery partners  

  • Arup  
  • Laing O’Rourke    
Etihad Stadium expansion
Credit: Manchester City Football Club

Fans and the local community are invited to share consultation feedback by Sunday 26 March. 

Should a planning application be submitted and approved, construction would take three years. 

Procurement for a contractor will likely follow planning consent.  

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