£300m Man City stadium extension approved

Manchester City FC has got the planning thumbs up for a £300m expansion of its Etihad Stadium.

It is anticipated that main construction works will commence on-site in November, with John Sisk widely expected to be named main contractor shortly.

The project will boost the ground’s capacity from 54,000 to 60,000 while creating a “best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination.”

Plans include several connected all-weather facilities integrated into the stadium centred around an expanded North Stand with one larger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier.

This will be completed and open during the 2025/26 football season.

Above the upper tier, a sky bar with views overlooking the pitch will be built alongside a stadium roof walk experience.

A covered City Square fan zone, with capacity for 3,000 people and a wide variety of food and drink outlets, a new club shop, museum and a 400-bed hotel are also proposed.

The hotel, workspace and public realm works, including City Square, would subsequently complete by late 2026.

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