Date: 24th July 2015 at 6:27pm
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Manchester City have announced that we have sold 40,000 season tickets so far this summer – a club record – at our new expanded Stadium.

The Manchester Evening News carry the report, and I can’t see anything on the official site yet, but with summer redevelopment work adding the third tier to the South Stand as well as new rows of seats pitch side culminating in more than 6000 new bits of plastic to accommodate bums, fans have certainly responded ahead of August.

The new ground capacity will be 55,000 for the new season and we now become the third biggest stadium in the Premier League, but despite that there will be disappointed faces on our waiting list because available season tickets have now sold out.

With new premium sections also being created, for some fans the changes involved them unhappily paying more to retain their existing seats or having the option of moving to cheaper ones but it’s said that more than 2000 seats in those new areas have gone to new holders.

The £299 season ticket has also been greatly received and with demand for those, more were placed on sale as well for the more budget conscious fan.

With an increased capacity it also means more match day tickets being available as well, so another of many small steps to increasing our overall revenue and moving us to the self sustainable position the club want to be in.

Fans get a taste of the new stadium on Sunday August 16 when we host Chelsea and after last season that should be a cracker, but having erred on the side of caution and requested that our first league fixture be away from home so all development work was finished – it looks like we are on schedule anyway.

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