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Manchester City submit planning application to increase stadium’s capacity to more than 60,000

Manchester City have announced that a planning application has been submitted for the development of the Etihad Stadium.

The club undertook feasibility studies to expand the capacity of their ground to more than 60,000 last December.

They consulted with their fans and the community two months ago to get feedback on concepts and designs.

Man City will not only expand their stadium capacity, but they also plan to make the Etihad a leisure destination.

£300 million will be invested into the projects, which could take up to three years to complete.

Around 2,600 jobs will also be offered, with priority to be given to people from Greater Manchester.

Several connected all-weather facilities will be fully integrated into the stadium.

The North Stand will be expanded with one larger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier.

A sky bar with views overlooking the pitch will also be introduced above the upper tier, which will enable a stadium roof walk experience.

There are also plans for a covered 3,000-capacity City Square fan zone.

It will consist of food and drink outlets, a new club shop, a museum and a 400-bed hotel.

Start-ups and medium-sized organisations keen to collaborate with the club will also have access to workspaces.

LED screens, approximately four stories in height, will feature at the left and right flanks of the new fan zone.

Man City are always making plans to turn their club into one of the European giants.

They are looking to win the title for the third season running and are four points behind league leaders Arsenal with a game in hand.

Man City are also looking to reach the semi-final of the Champions League, having won 3-0 in the first leg of their quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich.

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