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Man City to reduce stadium capacity to make room for more advertising space

Man City to reduce stadium capacity to make room for more advertising space

Friday 19th March 2021

Manchester City are to reduce the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to make room for more advertising space around the pitch.

The Premier League leaders plan to remove the first 3 rows of the North, East and South stands to install double height digital advertising boards. This will reduce the capacity of the stadium by 1,100.

Season ticket holders in the affected areas have already been notified and will be allowed to move to any other area of the stadium without a price increase for next season.

The Etihad's total capacity will drop to around 54,000. City's average attendance before the pandemic was above this figure - a sad indication that the club is valuing advertising revenue over its own fans.


About the Author: Rob Clarkson

Rob is the owner of footballgroundmap.com. A Sheffield United fan and father of two, Rob loves nothing more than a good game of football whether that's watching the Blades or one his local non-League teams. He's somewhat of a traditionalist, preferring the older grounds to newer purpose-built ones.

Away from this website, Rob works as an Ecommerce Development Project Manager for one of the UK's largest clothing retailers.

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