Manchester City Decade in data

Building world-class facilities

Since 2008, Manchester City has invested strategically across the Club’s operations, creating a platform for growth and positively impacting the local economy.

Over the last decade, the club has successfully implemented a series of ambitious infrastructure projects to create facilities that are recognised as world leading

Infrastructure milestones


The first team training facility at Carrington is given a complete over-haul, including a state-of-the-art gym and undersoil heating.

2008-09 - Infrastructure milestones


[email protected] becomes the new HQ building, built from 100% locally supplied materials and labour. New family stand is opened.

2009-10 - Infrastructure milestones


City open a brand new fanzone, City Square, for fans to enjoy pre-and-post match entertainment (described as a ‘benchmark for football clubs’ by Visit Football in 2012).

2010-11 - Infrastructure milestones


Manchester City Council grant planning approval for the City Football Academy and remediation work begins. Community consultation for City Football Academy Manchester begins.

2011-12 - Infrastructure milestones


BAM Construction are appointed as the contractor for City Football Academy and building work begins to create the world-leading training facility.

2012-13 - Infrastructure milestones


City Football Academy Manchester opens on the Etihad Campus.

2014-15 - Infrastructure milestones


Etihad Stadium is expanded, with a new third tier and pitchside seats adding 6,000+ seats.

2015-16 - Infrastructure milestones


In Australia, City Football Academy Melbourne opens.

2015-16 - Infrastructure milestones


City Football Academy New York opens.

2016-17 - Infrastructure milestones

Infrastructure key stats

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Manchester City has worked closely with Manchester City Council and the local community to ensure its investments provide maximum benefits to the local economy. As part of this, each project involved stretching targets for local procurement, employment and environmental impact

Training and employment

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