Etihad Campus, Stadium and Collar Site Development Thread

Wilmslow Road

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If anyone thinks the club are going to develop new areas and not have to pay for it, then you are wrong, the whole of level 2 on both sides of the ground will become corporate in the future, the average fan will be priced out, especially older fans as they retire, but still want to support their club ???
Yes in a few years we will only have the ends and the corners. Colin Bell Level 3 will probably become a Boutique Hote and Spa where you can watch the game from your Bed..
 

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Will happen, probably when the Arena is finished. Think thats next year.

Very late 2023 is the official completion date at the moment, so could be early 2024 if there were any hiccups.

I think we’ll do the ground up, as will other clubs, partly using grants for Euro 2028.
 

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Also the seats which are being lost to Corporate also mean tickets for big games home and away will go to them, so this affects everyone, it wont matter how many loyalty points you have because Corporate will get first dabs, so less tickets for the average fan ???
 

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The second tier won't be all corporate, though it may all be premium priced seats, I'm an average fan and use these sometimes. I expect when the North stand extension happens the number of cheaper seats will mirror the South stand and actually increase.
Yep Im in 105 and we have been expecting to be turfed out for corporate for years. If we were in the same seats directly opposite us we would be in the the Tunnel Club.
I have long suspected the eventual plan is for ‘premium/corporate’ pricing down the sides and the pesky, inconvenient ‘legacy fans’ to be shunted behind the goals
 

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There's still some talk around City about the North Stand extension. Games like tonight are arguably why it hasn't gone ahead sooner.
I'd have thought that two years of Covid had more of an effect rather than the fact that we're playing Brighton on Tuesday. It most definitely is going ahead though.
 

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The home CL Atletico crowd shows where our support is heading. Loads of Day trippers, tourists, and foreign football fans. They are now watching PL and CL matches again after a 2-3 year break because of Covid. Saying that, there won’t be many of them watching City v Brighton tomorrow night.
Every one of the Premier league grounds with a capacity of over 50k only ever sell out if the tourists go. Its a sign of how popular the Premier league is. In the 20 years prior to the formation of the Premier league no team had an average crowd of over 50k. We certainly didn't.
 

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The home CL Atletico crowd shows where our support is heading. Loads of Day trippers, tourists, and foreign football fans. They are now watching PL and CL matches again after a 2-3 year break because of Covid. Saying that, there won’t be many of them watching City v Brighton tomorrow night.

And yet the Atletico and Real games will have by miles the better atmosphere.
 

Cheadle_hulmeBlue

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The home CL Atletico crowd shows where our support is heading. Loads of Day trippers, tourists, and foreign football fans. They are now watching PL and CL matches again after a 2-3 year break because of Covid. Saying that, there won’t be many of them watching City v Brighton tomorrow night.

that’s because of the pricing. If it’s affordable the crowd isn’t made up of tourists or day trippers. The fa cup games show that. The champions league games are different anyway as lots of our fans don’t bother with them.

as you say if there’s loads of tourists why aren’t they buying tickets for today’s match?
 
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Cheadle_hulmeBlue

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Yep Im in 105 and we have been expecting to be turfed out for corporate for years. If we were in the same seats directly opposite us we would be in the the Tunnel Club.
I have long suspected the eventual plan is for ‘premium/corporate’ pricing down the sides and the pesky, inconvenient ‘legacy fans’ to be shunted behind the goals

if they do that the ground will be half empty. We simply do not have the tourists or corporate fans for that amount of corporate seats. Would be ludicrous to have basically half the ground corporate when our fanbase isn’t and Manchester is predominantly working class
 

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