Manchester City Football Club has today received formal notification of the granting of planning permission to expand the Etihad Stadium. It is the Club's current intention to first proceed with the development of the South Stand. The opportunity also exists to expand the North Stand and to introduce additional pitch side seating in the future for which planning permission has also been granted.

The works taking place currently are service diversion works with planning consent on a separate application that began on Monday 13th January. These works are likely to take two months to complete.