Date: 5th April 2010 at 9:51pm
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Several weeks ago we at Vital Manchester City reported on the proposals put forward by the club about the possibility of regenerating land around SportCity but what we didn’t mention was an 80,000 capacity City stadium.

The Sunday Mirror published an article whereby the tabloid states Blues owner Sheikh Mansour has already promised to build one of the best teams in world football and in doing so he wants a stadium to compliment the team.

The Mirror said…

One of the plans being discussed is to add another tier and 30,000 seats to take the capacity of the City of Manchester Stadium to almost 80,000. City’s bitter rivals Manchester United currently have the biggest ground in the Premier League, with Old Trafford able to hold 75,769.

Feasibility studies are being conducted to formulate how Eastlands’ 47,726 capacity can be increased.

Filling 80,000 seats week in week out is going to be a tall order but I suppose with the demise of the red half of Manchester virtually certain once Sir Alex retires I can only envisage several thousand rags defecting to the only real team in Manchester.

Click here if you want to read the Mirror’s article in full.


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