Populous set so as to add lodge to Manchester Metropolis's Etihad Stadium

Soccer membership Manchester Metropolis has gained approval to redevelop a stand at its stadium in Manchester, UK, to extend capability whereas including a museum and lodge.

Designed by structure studio Populous, the redevelopment of the Etihad Stadium’s North Stand will enhance the venue’s capability by greater than 5,000.

The enlargement may even embody the creation of a giant leisure and hospitality constructing linked to the stand. Flanking a lined sq., it’s going to include a 400-bed lodge, a museum and a membership store.

Populous is redeveloping the North Stand at Manchester Metropolis’s Etihad Stadium

The event of the North Stand, which obtained planning approval final week, will see a big higher tier added above the present decrease tier that can be retained.

A sky bar with views of the pitch can be built-in into the highest of the stand, which can be topped with a “stadium roof-walk expertise”. That is just like the one Populous created above the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London, which opened in 2019.

Covered square at Manchester City's stadium
The enlargement will embody a lined sq.

The redevelopment is the most recent enlargement to Etihad Stadium, which is residence to Premier League soccer membership Manchester Metropolis. It was initially designed by Arup as a 38,000-seat venue to host the 2002 Commonwealth Video games. Following the video games it was restructured right into a 48,000-seat soccer stadium.

Populous beforehand added an expanded South Stand to the constructing in 2015, which elevated the stadium’s capability to 54,600.

The present enlargement is ready to be accomplished in 2026. It’s being constructed as a part of the redevelopment of the Etihad Campus, the place Populous can also be creating the Co-op Dwell area that may open subsequent yr.

“For Populous, this can be very thrilling to witness the event of this challenge, positioned only a stone’s throw away from one other of our tasks, the Co-op Dwell area,” mentioned Populous senior principal Mike Trice.

“These formidable ventures signify two of Manchester’s biggest loves — soccer and music, and can deliver important advantages to the native space by drawing in guests and delivering additional regeneration.”

Structure studio Populous additionally not too long ago unveiled the most important purpose-built soccer stadium within the US and is at present designing an “intimate but intimidating” stadium for NFL staff Buffalo Payments and a solar-powered area as a “landmark for Munich”.

The imagery is courtesy of Populous.