Manchester City will spend around £300 million to revamp one end of their Etihad Stadium, according to the Daily Mail.
The project will start in November and will run until 2025/2026. The plan is to add around 7,700 seats to the second tier of the North Stand, taking the stadium’s capacity to 61,000.
The redevelopment will bring a new hotel, covered fan park, megastore and a museum built on the site.
City have already spent around £700 million on infrastructural development. This figure includes previous stadium improvements, the training ground and community centres.
Coupled with the new investment, the club has spent around £1 billion on infrastructure.
The club has spoken with fans and locals about the project, and the talks ended last Sunday. The next step is to get planning permission. City aim to complete the work for the 2025/26 season.
However, they reiterate that the project will not disrupt the football season.
The prestigious architectural firm, Populous designed the remodel. Populous handled stadiums for Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon and developed the world’s largest cricket stadium.
City undertook feasibility studies at the end of last year – 79% of the 434 responses showed support or positively contributed ideas for City to consider.
Fans and residents want improved transport on a single-track Metrolink network. Some demanded sit-down restaurants for fans who have not purchased hospitality tickets.
The redevelopment plan includes more bars and eateries with a fan enclosure catering for 3,000 people.
Man City say the project will create 2,600 jobs, and they will give local applicants priority when hiring.
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