Manchester City Council Gives Blessing To Man City Expansion Of Etihad Stadium
Manchester City has been given the go-ahead by the City Countil to "expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to around 62,000," according to the PA. The increased capacity will make the Etihad Stadium the second largest in the Premier League, behind only ManU's Old Trafford which holds 76,000. The Manchester City Council confirmed that a planning application to add up 14,500 extra seats "has been approved." The club will increase capacity of both ends by 6,250 seats and add an addition 2,000 around the pitch (PA, 2/13).