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Construction Begins At COMS

Manchester City owners ADUG have begun the heavy investment promised at the takeover and have started work on a brand new £6m office block in one the stadium car parks.

The Manchester City admin staff, who currently work inside the stadium, will be moved into the brand-new £6m two-storey offices by the end of this summer.

Former Nike supremo and Manchester City Executive Chairman Garry Cook stated: 'When our owners arrived in September of last year, they made it clear that their plans for the club were both long-term and sustainable and that supporters and the local community would be integral to all that we do.

'Our review into our facilities and our planning for the future of the stadium, led us to taking this step and Sheikh Mansour has fully backed us in this decision.

'Investment in the football club is much more than simply improving the team on the pitch; it is also about supporting our fans and the team off it.

'By relocating our staff into fit for purpose offices, not only do we give ourselves the opportunity to enhance the supporter experience inside the stadium but we can also give our staff at the ground a working environment they can be proud of.'

Chief Officer of Infrastructure Development, Jon Stemp, said: 'City is about more than football, it's about the fans and our community, and we want our stadium to reflect that.

'Expectations have moved on since the stadium opened in 2003. The ultimate aim is to provide the world's best supporter experience inside the ground. We need to decide what the supporters need and then make it happen.

'The first step in that process was to release the space we will need to improve the City of Manchester Stadium for the community in partnership with Manchester City Council.'

It was noted that the contract has been awarded to City Build Manchester and the architects are Bradshaw, Gass & Hope of Bolton.



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Writer: Lincolnsmariner Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 27 2009

Time: 11:47AM

Your Comments

its good to see they are carrying the great work on that alex williams does and plough time and effort into the manchester community. well done city once again.
bluemooner_mcfc
its good to see they are carrying the great work on that alex williams does and plough time and effort into the manchester community. well done city once again.
bluemooner_mcfc
Don't understand this - we don't own the land or stadium yet we spend £6m on a building.
Thaibluefan
Don't understand this - we don't own the land or stadium yet we spend £6m on a building.
Thaibluefan
I thought car parking was at a premium !!!!!!
Doody
I thought car parking was at a premium !!!!!!
Doody
Doody.. There is loads of car park space, I park on the North Car Park and even when there is a full stadium there is still nearly half the car park available There is a large plot of land to the left of the North entrance which isn't used for anything at the moment and I would imagine this is where the Admin offices will be built. TBF ..I don't think it will be too long before ADUG strike up a deal to buy the stadium.
alphieblues
Doody.. There is loads of car park space, I park on the North Car Park and even when there is a full stadium there is still nearly half the car park available There is a large plot of land to the left of the North entrance which isn't used for anything at the moment and I would imagine this is where the Admin offices will be built. TBF ..I don't think it will be too long before ADUG strike up a deal to buy the stadium.
alphieblues
While they're at it is there any chance of building a decent boozer in the immediate vicinity of the Stadium? Most of the local pubs are rubbish and the ground is too expensive. Come on ADUG, you know it makes sense.
fifthcolumnblue
While they're at it is there any chance of building a decent boozer in the immediate vicinity of the Stadium? Most of the local pubs are rubbish and the ground is too expensive. Come on ADUG, you know it makes sense.
fifthcolumnblue
Have heard they're in talks with the Council to buy & to expand capacity upto 58,000.
shauny
Have heard they're in talks with the Council to buy & to expand capacity upto 58,000.
shauny
Thanks for all that info alphie - not living in the COM it's not easy to envisage the layout.
Thaibluefan
Thanks for all that info alphie - not living in the COM it's not easy to envisage the layout.
Thaibluefan
I hope they build a massive sportsbar near the stadium so even if you cant get a ticket for the game, you can go to the bar and they will stream live matches. It would also be a great place to go before and after games- and to watch other games. Buying the stadium is a must and I hope they expand it if possible- and lower the prices to fill it! Finally I hope they develop around the stadium with shopping centres and lush apartments etc so that more people go to Eastlands, including tourists. This would include finishing the Metro link to the stadium.
eighthsin
I hope they build a massive sportsbar near the stadium so even if you cant get a ticket for the game, you can go to the bar and they will stream live matches. It would also be a great place to go before and after games- and to watch other games. Buying the stadium is a must and I hope they expand it if possible- and lower the prices to fill it! Finally I hope they develop around the stadium with shopping centres and lush apartments etc so that more people go to Eastlands, including tourists. This would include finishing the Metro link to the stadium.
eighthsin
very big plans there eightsin maybe adug could hire you as a consultant.
mcfcirish
very big plans there eightsin maybe adug could hire you as a consultant.
mcfcirish
I would have liked them to build a hotel and I hope that they are considering getting our own TV Football Channel on Satelite.
Buzz Lightyear
I would have liked them to build a hotel and I hope that they are considering getting our own TV Football Channel on Satelite.
Buzz Lightyear
thaiblue - where in thailand are you - will be over in 12 days - will be in krabi phuket and bkk - fancy a beer
nij
thaiblue - where in thailand are you - will be over in 12 days - will be in krabi phuket and bkk - fancy a beer
nij
 

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