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Etihad Stadium will increase capacity by up to 14,500 seats

Manchester City has submitted plans to increase the capacity of the Etihad Stadium, originally designed by Arup for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and subsequent conversion to a soccer venue. Alterations to the Etihad Stadium, including increasing the overall height of the South and North stands and associated elevational alterations, will allow an increase in each stand capacity of up to 6,250 seats and up to 2,000 additional pitch side seats, creating a total match day capacity of up to 62,170 seats (from 47,670). The project put forward for planning permission includes expansions of concourse facilities and alteration to public realm including changes to car parking layout, landscaping and boundary treatments and associated infrastructure works.

The public documents reveal that Populous is the architect and Construction Enquirer reported that Laing O’Rourke is believed to be lined-up as construction partner and is currently working with the club on its regeneration plans in Beswick.