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Talkin Bout Eastlands Regeneration



East Manchester is set to witness a transformation as the area around The City of Manchester Stadium is prepared for a £1 billion regeneration project and the stadium itself expanded...

...time once again for Manchester City supporters to pinch themselves. Those much loved, much missed misty match days at Maine Road seem lightyears away from the look of our club's home in 2010. Yet if numerous masterplans fall into place, that too will be enhanced in a way none of us could have ever envisaged in this world or the next 10 years ago in our agonising top flight exile.

The work began yesterday on preparing a vast area outside the stadium with the aim to attract £1 billion of private sector investment and create what the developers are calling 'a world class leisure destination.'

The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester City FC are committed to investing in the scheme which is being led by regeneration company New East Manchester and Manchester City Council.

£8 million is currently realising the sealing of old colliery mineshafts and ground preparation. Once that is in place, then the search for developers will intensify.

The MUEN talked with Steven Broomhead, CEO of the North West Regional Development Agency:

'These changes present a regeneration opportunity on a scale unprecedented in an English city. It's another piece of the jigsaw in enabling East Manchester's community to look forward to a brighter future.'

And if that wasn't enough for Mancunians to take in, The News Of The World has revealed that Manchester City have commissioned the planet's top architect Rafael Vinoly to redesign Eastlands itself into a 75,000 seater super stadium.

The News of The Screws reckons there is a strong possibility that The Citizens hierarchy will in turn make a bid to host a 2018 World Cup Semi Final should England be selected to host the tournament, thus knacking the rags nailed on expectations of the game taking place at the swamp.

Sheikh Mansour's Manchester City juggernaut is showing no signs at all of slowing down.





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Date:Tuesday September 7 2010

Time: 12:34AM

Your Comments

We're going to be really screwed when Sheikh Mansour gets tired of us and walks away I can tell you!
fifthcolumnblue
As I've said before, this will basically bind Mansour and company to our club for the next decade, ending all this repetitive rubbish that they will pull out in a season or two. Exciting times and unlike our Stretford neighbours, this will do much for the Manchester community, such as job creation and regeneration of what is, to put it bluntly, a bad area.
StuMCFC
CoMS expansion to 75k by World Cup 2018 to host semi-final, state of the art training complex, 5-star hotel, shopping mall, museum/technology centre etc... The next decade is going to be mind blowing!
eighthsin
And to think we had The Parkside and The Clarence.
Johnny Baguette
I was an Osbourne punter myself JB!
fifthcolumnblue
Bloody hell exciting times. Reading the Swiss Ramble's report on our finances explains why we want to complete this 'external' development but this really is exciting times! Will we be able to fill 75k stadium though ;)
scragg
Don't knock the Clarence. It was a great start to a matchday experience! Then onto the Sherwood, the match and off to the Gardeners for a sing song afterwards( for such a small pub, it was loud after a game). Mostly followed by a curry and a trip into town. Looking forward now though. Supporting a club with a future!
d7mcfc
But, but, but I thought the Sheik was just a sugar daddy that saw City as a hobby, and would walk away once he got bored with his plaything :p
Bluedub
lets be honest we've known about this for what six months now? so why has it taken the news of the world to finally write a report about it, instead of the negative crap they normally print about us?.
creaneys cabs
Sounds as though you have found an owner who not only spends money but intends to make some as well in the future.
SFC Forever
Thank you sheikh mansour.
Super City Slicker
Scragg - I think the stadium expansion will be done in two stages which should soften the impact: 14,000 extra seats by 2014 (61,000 capacity), then another 14,000 extra seats by 2018 (75,000 capacity).
eighthsin
I think go for the world record - Rungrado May Day Stadium holds 150,000 and we could fill that five times over. Shoot for the stars and you might reach the moon, the blue moon.
SkyBlueSuedeShoes
That is one BIG Stadium Sky! http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.stadiumdb.com/images/stadiums/asia/north%2520korea/pyongyang/rungrado-may-day-stadium.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.stadiumdb.com/rungrado-may-day-stadium-stadium-pyongyang-in-north-korea.htm&usg=__gwg9suCV4jxYnoY1pqAGN63Gbyk=&h=262&w=400&sz=110&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=2-4zxgdFGLD23M:&tbnh=134&tbnw=205&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drungrado%2Bmay%2Bstadium%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-GB:official%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D619%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=348&vpy=93&dur=483&hovh=182&hovw=278&tx=139&ty=110&ei=oVSHTJCZDIKUjAfFjsjmCA&oei=oVSHTJCZDIKUjAfFjsjmCA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=15&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0
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