Ambitious development plans for Manchester City
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.