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Man City get green light for stadium upgrade

Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has secured approval for an extension of its Etihad Stadium, which will see capacity at the venue increase from 48,000 to 62,000.

The expansion is expected to cost £50m and when complete – in time for the 2015-16 season, will make the Etihad Stadium the second largest in the Premier League, behind rivals Manchester United's Old Trafford (capacity 75,811).

Formerly called the City of Manchester Stadium, Etihad was built in 2002 for the Commonwealth Games and had an initial capacity of 38,000.

The club had an average capacity of 99.1 per cent at its Premier League games during last season.

Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) has secured approval for an extension of its Etihad Stadium, which will see capacity at the venue increase from 48,000 to 62,000. The expansion is expected to cost £50m and when complete – in time for the 2015-16 season, will make the Etihad Stadium the second largest in the Premier League, behind rivals Manchester United's Old Trafford (capacity 75,811). Formerly called the City of Manchester
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