Manchester City have confirmed an application submission for its proposed plans to overhaul the north stand of the Etihad Stadium into a “best-in-class fan experience”.
Following a consultation with fans and the local community, the current Premier League champions shared that both are in favour of the concepts and proposals presented, with an application now waiting for approval by the Manchester City Council.
The overhaul of the north stand includes increasing its capacity with a large-scale single upper tier above the existing lower tier, increasing the overall Etihad Stadium capacity to over 60,000.
Outside of the north stand, Manchester City are aiming to provide a “year-round entertainment and leisure destination”, with plans to build a new club shop, museum, hotel, a skybar and a stadium roof walk, which will give fans an aerial view of the pitch below.
Danny Wilson, Managing Director of Manchester City Operations, said: “Over several months we have been developing concepts and designs for a best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Stadium and are delighted to have now submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council.”
Workspaces for use by start-up and medium-sized organisations looking to co-locate and collaborate with Manchester City, City Football Group and Etihad Campus partners, also features in the planning submission.
The £300m investment into this new project will take up to three years for it to be complete, and has previously assured that the club aims to create and offer 2,600 jobs for people of Greater Manchester.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our fans and the local community for their participation in our recent consultation, not only for completing the questionnaire but sharing their detailed comments and feedback with us, all of which has been carefully reviewed and considered,” continued Wilson.
“As with all Club developments, ensuring our local community benefit is a key priority and we believe these proposals will deliver long-term economic and social opportunities, building on the regeneration work delivered in East Manchester by City Football Group since 2008.”