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Manchester City look to expand Etihad to 63,000 – including safe standing

Manchester City are looking to increase the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to 63,000 by expanding the North Stand in a two-tier development.

Construction work is expected to take approximately two years and could be ready in time for the 2021-22 season.

According to a report, stadium construction company ISG met with fans to get their input which could be included in the final design. It is believed City will look to incorporate the possibility of standing areas into any plans.

City are keen to keep tickets affordable for the ‘average’ fan although some corporate areas could be added into the stand.