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Report: Manchester City have been proposed a new indoor arena, next to Etihad Stadium

Oak View Group have proposed a new arena for Greater Manchester.

General Views of Sport Venues after events postponed due to Covid-19 Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images

A planning application for a new 23,500-capacity indoor concert and sports arena next to the Etihad Stadium has been formally submitted.

According to the Manchester Eveneing News, the Oak View Group claim it could be worth over half a billion pounds to Manchester’s economy over a 20 year period.

The group also claim the arena could add a variety of music and award shows, as well as attract big indoor sporting events such as ice hockey, basketball, boxing, tennis, handball and MMA such as the UFC. The project will create around 3,500 jobs during construction and around 1,000 jobs when it opens.

We will see what impact this will have on City, but you can see the renderings here.

There was no mention of how City could be involved or what the cost to locals, if any, would be.

Still, it is nice to see other groups finding the bandwidth to join City and invest in Greater Manchester proper.