Council approves Etihad Campus

Planning permission was granted unanimously by Manchester City Council for Manchester City FC's 80-acre Etihad Campus next to the stadium.

The proposed development includes:

  • A home for up to 400 young players who will train and study alongside senior players, with a clear development pathway to the first team
  • One half size and 11 full size youth development pitches
  • One half size and 4 full size first team pitches
  • On site sleeping accommodation and classroom facility for 40 young players to allow them to train and study in a safe and secure environment
  • A planned first team building with changing rooms, gym, refectory and injury and rehab centre
  • A 7,000 capacity stadium for youth matches
  • Staff offices and a dedicated media centre
  • A bridge across Alan Turing Way linking the Etihad Stadium and the academy

The application was voted on at a meeting of the local authority's planning committee on Thursday.

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