Etihad Stadium

STADIUM INFO
Official Stadium Name Etihad Stadium
Former Names
Alternative Names City of Manchester Stadium
CoMS
Inauguration Date 10/08/2003
Opening Game Manchester City 2-1 FC Barcelona
Opening Game Date 10/08/2003
Attendance Record 54523
Record Match Manchester City 4-1 Sunderland
Record Date 26/12/2015
Renovations 2002-2003, 2014-2015
Design Arup
Cost £112 million
Owner Manchester City Council
Operator Manchester City FC
Tenants Manchester City FC (2003-present)
League
Premier League
Capacity 55017 seats
Pitch Dimension 105x68 meters
Surface Desso GrassMaster


LOCATION AND CONTACTS
Continent Europe
Nations
City Manchester
Address Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF
Coordinates 53°28′59″N - 2°12′1″W
Telephone +44 161 444 1894
Website Official Website
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IN-GAME DETAILS
Category Real
Weather
Shadows Many
FUT Quality Gold Rare
Default Time 22:00
Camera Height 15
Camera Zoom 9
Customization Tifos
Stadium Themes
Home FIFA Clubs Manchester City FC
FIFA Editions FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22

STADIUM HISTORY

The Eastlands plot was initially planned as a future olympic stadium site, when Manchester was bidding for hosting Olympics in 2000. As the bid failed, planes were downsized and a much smaller stadium has been built as the main venue of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Capacity decreased from 80,000 to 35,000, part of which was temporary seating. Total cost stood at 110 mln pounds. Soon after the event the first revamp has started. Athletics track and pitch were removed and the ground lowered to create space for additional tier of seating in a football-specific configuration.

The temporary stand behind one goal has been dismantled and replaced by a permanent construction identical with one at the other end. This had cost another 30 mln pounds and made the stadium a good home for Manchester City which could then leave their historical home – Maine Road. In 2011 the naming rights for the stadium were obtained by Etihad airlines for 150 million pounds – a record deal in British football at that time.

In 2014-2015, for the first time since takeover by Manchester City, the stadium was expanded. The south stand received a large new third tier, increasing overall capacity by over 6,000 seats. Similar expansion is also planned behind the northern goal in the future.


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