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Groundbreaking 3D model brings £300 million Etihad Stadium expansion to life



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Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium expansion has been brought to life using 3D printed technology.

The Sky Blues are pressing ahead with major redevelopment of the Etihad Stadium despite the Premier League charging the club for 115 alleged breaches of financial rules in 2023, with work being undertaken on a £300 million expansion.

The redevelopment is set to see capacity at the Etihad Stadium increase to over 60,000, as well as the construction of a new covered City Square Fan Zone, club shop, museum and 400-bed hotel.

The entire redevelopment is set to be completed by 2027, however the expanded North Stand is expected to be complete during the 2025/26 campaign, with the Etihad Stadium selected as a host venue for the European Championships in 2028.

The home of Manchester City was one of 10 selected stadiums, with the list including Wembley Stadium, St James’ Park and Villa Park as well as Wales’ Principality Stadium, Casement Park in Belfast, the Aviva in Dublin and Hampden Park in Scotland.

The expansion of the North Stand alongside a new entertainment and leisure complex follows the construction of a third tier in the South Stand in 2015, and recent opening of the Co-Op Live arena on the Etihad campus.

Work is continuing apace at the Etihad Stadium, and in a fresh development, construction channel The B1M has featured a scale model of the stadium, as first reported by the Manchester Evening News.

The 3D printed model provides a glimpse of what the Etihad Stadium will look like following the completion of the works, and includes the unique roof walk feature.

Work on the North Stand expansion recently forced occupants of hospitality boxes in the area to be relocated to different parts of the stadium.