Throughout the week until autumn everyone will be able to see and comment on plans exposed by City inside Etihad Stadium. The club invites all fans, also of other teams, to discuss the matter. They also showed first renderings of the 60,000-seat layout.
We’ve already heard of the plan on several occasions, but now it begins to get more solid, as Manchester City opens its exposition on the planned expansion of Etihad Stadium. The changes can be seen in renderings and articles at the stadium’s consultation space throughout July and august, 7 days a week.
Fans are also welcome to submit their opinions through a consultation survey. Not only those of City, interestingly. The club also seeks other teams’ fans views on possible relocation of the away section after the south end is expanded. The survey can be filed on site or online.
The new stadium plan foresees two upper tiers added behind southern and northern goals, adding some 13,000 seats overall. The new sections will on one hand improve hospitality facilities and on the other – allow the club to introduce 299-pound season tickets, considered cheap in Premier League terms.
After the open exhibition ends, the club is to run formal consultation with all parties influenced by the planned expansion. Afterwards the planning application should be submitted in December. If all goes well, work on the south side can start in 2014, while the northern zone isn’t exactly scheduled yet.