Manchester City FC has confirmed that engineering firm Laing O’Rourke has been chosen as its construction partner for the expansion of its Etihad Stadium.
Laing O’Rourke were the original constructor of the stadium in 2002, ahead of Manchester’s staging of the Commonwealth Games.
In a statement on Monday, City said that design firm Populous would work with Laing O’Rourke on previously announced plans to increase the stadium’s capacity to 60,000. The first phase will see the South Stand expanded by some 6,000 seats, rising from 48,000 to 54,000. With a second phase to see the development of the North Stand.
“The expansion of the stadium is a hugely significant moment for City,” said Tom Glick, Manchester City’s Chief Commercial Officer.
Glick continued: “Manchester City Football Club strives to provide its supporters and visiting fans with one of the best possible matchday experiences in the Premier League and European football. The success of this is demonstrated by games being sold out and rising demand from supporters for more season tickets, matchday tickets, and premium seating.”