Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester Stadium / Eastlands)
|Capacity before works||47 805|
|Clubs||Manchester City FC|
|Design time||Laing O’Rourke|
|Construction||2014-2015 (phase I, south stand)|
|Address||Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF|
Description: Etihad Stadium
The Eastlands stadium expansion had been rumoured about since the club was taken over by new owners in 2008, but wasn’t confirmed until spring 2013. In May the club released the very first rendering of what is to be a new third tier over two existing at the south end. Capacity increase is thought to be 6,250 with some seats being among most affordable at top Premier League clubs.
Identical operation would later be done to the northern side of Etihad Stadium, allowing it to become English football’s second biggest club stadium.
The planning application was filed in December 2013 as planned, first piling works started already in February 2014. First full season with the expanded south end would be the 2015/16 tournament.
Manchester: City consulting fans on further expansion
By 2021/21 Manchester may be the home to not one, but two largest stadiums of the Premier League. Etihad Stadium might exceed 63,000 people by then, surpassing all London rivals and shying only to nearby Old Trafford.
Manchester: City planning further expansion this season?
Already during the 2016/17 Premier League season Etihad Stadium in Manchester should begin to grow again. Reaching 61,000+ in 2018 is realistic, but the club are yet to confirm it.
Manchester: City already plan further expansion?
They’ve only played 5 games with the new south stand and sell out every time. Second expansion of Etihad Stadium may come sooner than expected...
Manchester: New south end approved for opening
First supporters already paid their visits to the new upper south stand. After successful test event Etihad Stadium will grow to over 55,000 from this Sunday onwards.
England: Premier League adjusted to Anfield and Etihad expansions?
Liverpool FC and Manchester City have suggested that the Premier League begins with them playing away fixtures. Both cases are associated with ongoing stadium redevelopment projects.
Manchester: City supporters want a singing section
Over 1,000 capacity for fans who like to sing, don’t mind flags and banners or persistent standing. This is what the 1894 Group are appealing for. City should respond soon.
Manchester: See Etihad Stadium in before/after photos
While the south stand’s new upper tier reached its final height, we invite you for a brief journey into past and future of Manchester City’s home. These unique photos show what the stadium looked and will look like.
New construction: One City, two stadiums
They’re the newly-crowned English champions, so what can they want more? How about a larger stadium and world class training academy? Both are in progress already, so have a look!