Premier League champions, Manchester City have announced plans to expand the Etihad Stadium’s capacity to hold around 60,000 spectators.
Man City wants to add at least an extra 5,000 seats in order to become the division’s third biggest stadium and qualify to host a Champions League final in the future by reaching UEFA’s strict capacity quota.
The city’s stadium already holds over 55,000, but the club has had planning permission to carry out the work since adding an extra tier to their South Stand in 2015. The project is now thought to have shot up the to-do list.
There is no set time frame in which the work needs to be completed and with the construction of the Co-op Live Arena next door ongoing, City is keen to wait until the culmination of that project, set for December 2023.