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Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium

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The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, currently familiar as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club and with a domestic football capacity of 55,097, the 4th largest in the Premier League & 8th largest in the United Kingdom.

Address: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, UK
Capacity: 55,097
Cost: £110 million
Height: 70 m
Owner: Manchester City Council
Team: Manchester City F.C.
Phone: +44-161-444-1894
City of Manchester Stadium in February 2016
Location: Etihad Campus, Manchester, M11 3FF
Coordinates: 53°28'59N 2°12'1W
Public transit: Etihad Campus tram stop
Velopark tram stop
Owner: Manchester City Council
Operator: Manchester City F.C.
Executive suites: 70
Capacity: 41,000 – 2002 Commonwealth Games
              55,097 – Domestic football
              53,000 – UEFA-governed football
              60,000 – Music concerts
Record attendance: 54,693 (Manchester City vs Leicester City, February 6, 2016
Field size: 105 by 68 m
Surface: Desso GrassMaster
Construction
Broke ground: 12 December 1999
Opened: 25 July 2002 (as athletics stadium)
             10 August 2003 (as football stadium)
Renovated: 2002–2003 (converted to current use)
Expanded: 2014–2015 (47,400 to 55,097 seats)
Construction cost: £112 million (athletics stadium)
             £22 million (football conversion)
             £20 million (football fit-out)
Architect: ArupSport (stadium design)
             KSS Design Group (interior fit-out)
             Populous (stadium expansion)
Structural engineer: Arup Associates
General contractor: Laing Construction Ltd.Laing O'Rourke stadium conversion & later expansion
Main contractors: Watson Steel Ltd. initial steelwork construction
Tenants
Manchester City F.C.: 2003–present
Major sporting events hosted
2002 Commonwealth Games
2005 UEFA Women's Championship
2008 UEFA Cup Final
Ricky Hatton VS Juan Lazcano 2 0 0 8 IBO world title
2015 Rugby Union World Cup
Rugby League Magic Weekend 2012, 2013, 2014
Website: Etihad Stadium