Man City in limbo over new stand for Chelsea game

Man City in limbo over new stand for Chelsea game

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Manchester City have found themselves in the strange position of not being able to sell tickets for the huge game against Chelsea on the 16th August because they cannot officially open their new stand.

Manchester City have been working on the Ethihad Stadium’s south stand with a new third tier giving the ground 6,000 more seats, increasing overall capacity to 55,000.

The new stand was set to make its debut in City’s first game of the season against Chelsea, but those plans have been suspended after Manchester City Council demanded a test event must take place first to guarantee fan safety.

No such event has yet been organised, and last year’s runners-up have had to make a waiting list, currently with 3,000 names, for those trying to buy tickets.