Manchester: City submit planning application

source: DailyMail.co.uk

Manchester: City submit planning application As announced earlier, the club waited until December to file the documents. Now The Citizens hope to begin remodelling of Etihad Stadium in February 2014. Check out new renderings and more info on future possibilities.

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Manchester City are right on schedule with their plans to expand Etihad Stadium to 62,170 seats. The club had previously informed about filing their planning application in December and now didn't wait long into the month with implementing the plans.

City now hope to get the application through without major problems and begin work on the stadium remodelling in February. Though the planning application includes both end stands, first phase will see only the south end's capacity increase, while further changes are expected at a later, not specified date within the permit's validity period.

According to Daily Mail the stadium's architects Populous also worked on a scheme to expand the side stands and reach capacity of over 70,000 and completely revamp the ground. Also an attempt was reportedly made to incorporate safe standing into the design, though neither of the two changes are part of the planning application. They are understood to be an analysis of future options.

Below we present two new renderings that we haven't showed you before:

Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium

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