Man City unveil stunning new look that leaves Chelsea trailing

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first_img This is how the South Stand looked in its previous, smaller guise… but you won’t believe how the stadium looked just a few years previously! Just click right to see a VERY different view of the stadium from 2002 Manchester City’s 6,000 seater South Stand extension will see the club set a new attendance record at the ground, as the redeveloped Etihad Stadium plays host to Chelsea in the Premier LEague.City have also added three new rows to the lower tier at that end of the ground and now boast the third biggest club ground in England after Man United’s Old Trafford and Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium, and way ahead of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge.And the ground is set to get bigger yet, as City have planning approval for a matching development of the North Stand which would take capacity above 60,000. Manchester City unveil their new South Stand before the Chelsea game – to compare this view with how the stand used to look, click the arrow above! – With 6,000 extra seats, the Etihad Stadium now has a capacity of more than 55,000, with only Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Manchester United’s Old Trafford now able to boast bigger capacities in English club football. 4 This was how the South Stand looked during development work – to see how it looked before being rebuilt, click the arrow above, right 4 4 4 The Eithad Stadium was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and featured a running track and open north endlast_img

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