City Football Academy Arena
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City Football Academy Arena – construction description
The stadium is part of City Football Academy, a sports excellence project by Manchester City. It will not only be one of 16 full-dimension pitches, but also place of all important youth matches with its 7,000 covered seats.
Under the east stand new Manchester City headquarters are to be created with many offices, some of which are to overlook the pitch. There’s also room for a restaurant/lobby and an impressive media theatre for press conferences. On the opposite side of the pitch facilities for players are to be created along with significant amount of commercial space.
Construction of the stadium began in June 2013, while the entire complex was on track since mid-2011. It will cover 32 hectares left after the famous Aniline dyestuffs factory, demolished in 2007. The main stadium will be located in Academy’s north-western corner, having a pedestrian bridge connection with Etihad Stadium across the road.
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