Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Man City to expand ground

14 February 2014, 11:34

London - Manchester City have been given the green light to expand the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to more than 60 000, Manchester's municipal authority have announced on Thursday.

Manchester City Council said that a planning application for the addition of 14 500 extra seats at the venue had been approved.

The Etihad currently seats 47 670 people and the increased capacity will make it the second-biggest ground in the Premier League, behind only Manchester United's 75 731-seater Old Trafford.

City are currently constructing a new £200 million training base adjacent to the stadium, the City Football Academy, which is due to open later this year.

The two projects continue City's development into one of the heavyweights of European football following their takeover by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008.

The Etihad in east Manchester, also known as the City of Manchester Stadium, was built in 2000 for use in the 2002 Commonwealth Games.



Arsenal can last pace, says Wenger

22 October 2016, 09:37

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Quit if you can't fight corruptio...

An MP has told President Uhuru Kenyatta to quit office if he cannot fight corruption. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Investigate Uhuru, Ruto for corru...

Investigate President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto's offices over corruption, CORD leader Raila Odinga has said. Read more...