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Manchester City set for stadium expansion

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Manchester City have announced new plans to increase the capacity of their stadium from 48,000 seats to 61,000 seats.

The stadium was initially built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002, although Manchester City took it on in 2003. It then held just 38,000 seats and City have played all their home games there ever since.

The Blues want to add a third tier, just like the stadium across the road at Manchester United. They hope that each tier will hold 6,750 seats. Fans can join the season ticket waiting list next week.

Planning approval has to be gained with this being submitted next month, once this is done City say that they will be starting work on the expansion in February and hope to have it done by the beginning of the 2015/16 season. They also say that no season ticket holders will be affected this season.

A club spokesman said: "Should the club's exciting plans receive planning approval, City's home, which this year celebrates its 10th birthday, is set to be even more visually dramatic".

The expansion would mean that the Etihad Stadium would become the second largest stadium in the Premier League, behind neighbours United whose stadium holds 75,000 people.

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