Manchester City are looking to increase capacity at the Etihad Stadium by expanding the North Stand.

The Premier League champions are planning to extend the North Stand from two tiers to three, increasing capacity by several thousand.

Planning permission for the expansion has been in place since 2015 when the South Stand was extended. The expansion in 2015 added 6,000 seats and increased the capacity to 53,400.

Plans are now in the works to extend the current second tier of the North Stand, with a new concourse and an additional level of hospitality boxes.

The expansion would also see changes to the Etihad Stadium roof, as well as the creation of a significantly larger second tier.

The stadium was initially built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has been home to Manchester City since 2003.

The stadium has since staged the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, England football internationals, rugby league matches, a boxing world title fight, the England rugby union team's final group match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and summer music concerts during the football off-season.

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