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Ambitious development plans for Manchester City

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Manchester City have unveiled ambitious plans for the development of their Eastlands stadium.  They form part of a regeneration project for the area around the stadium which is in a depressed area of East Manchester.  Ultimately City could relocate their training complex to the ground which would be an exception to the general rule of stadiums and training facilities being located some miles apart.

A key feature of the plans would be to increase the capacity of the former Commonwealth Games stadium.   Gate money is a key element in the revenue stream of rivals Manchester City, but is relatively low for a Premiership club at Eastlands.

'Gate money is a key element

'Gate money is a key element in the revenue stream of rivals Manchester City, but is relatively low for a Premiership club at Eastlands.'

How is this? Only Old Trafford, Ashburton Grove and the Stadium of Light hold more spectators, don't they? Is the price of City's tickets that much below the norm?

Implication of the Deloitte report

The implication of the Deloitte report is that City's prices must be lower as clubs with lower average attendances have higher revenues.   It may reflect an initial objective to fill the stadium which was not easy given poor performance in the past.