The first Chairman was John Chapman, a local publican.
Bids for the Summer OlympicsSummer Olympics bidsand Commonwealth Games Plans to build a new stadium in Manchester were formulated before as part of the city's bid to host the Summer Olympics.
Manchester City Council submitted a bid that included a design for an 80,capacity stadium on a greenfield site west of Manchester city centre. The bid failed and Atlanta hosted the Games. Four years later the city council bid to host the Summer Olympicsbut this time focusing on a brownfield site 1.
The council's shift in focus was driven by emerging government legislation on urban renewalpromising vital support funding for such projects; the government became involved in funding the purchase and clearance of the Eastlands site in On 23 Septemberthe games were awarded to Sydney, but the following year Manchester submitted the same scheme design to the Millennium Commission as a "Millennium Stadium", only to have this proposal rejected.
Undeterred, Manchester City Council subsequently bid to host the Commonwealth Gamesonce again proposing the same site along with downsized stadium plans derived from the Olympics bid, and this time were successful. Inthis same planned stadium competed with Wembley Stadium to gain funding to become the new national stadium but the money was used to redevelop Wembley.
After successful athletics events at the Commonwealth Games, conversion into a football venue was criticised by athletics figures such as Jonathan Edwards and Sebastian Coe  as, at the time, the United Kingdom still lacked plans for a large athletics venue due to the capability of installing an athletics track having been dropped from the designs for a rebuilt Wembley Stadium.
Had either of the two larger stadium proposals developed by Arup been agreed for funding, then Manchester would have had a venue capable of being adapted to hosting large-scale athletics events through the use of movable seating. Sport England wished to avoid creating a white elephantso they insisted that the City Council agree to undertake and fund extensive work to convert CoMS from a track and field arena to a football stadium, thereby ensuring its long-term financial viability.
The proposed stadium was a larger design of CoMS, with more access ramps and masts. The stadium's foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister Tony Blair in December and construction began in January Among the dignitaries present was Queen Elizabeth II who made a speech, delivered to her in an electronic batonand 'declared the Commonwealth Games open'.
Sixteen new Commonwealth Games track and field  records six men's and ten women's were set in the stadium,  eight of which three men's and five women's records are still extant after three subsequent series of Games inand Prior to the Summer Olympics held in London, the Games was the largest multi-sport event ever to be staged in the United Kingdom, eclipsing the earlier London Summer Olympics in numbers of teams and competing athletes 3, and it was the world's first multi-sport tournament to include a limited number of full medal events for elite athletes with a disability EAD.
The three temporary stands with a total capacity of 16, were dismantled, and replaced with a permanent structure of similar design to the existing one at the southern end. This work took nearly a year to complete  and added 23, permanent seats, increasing the capacity of the converted stadium by 7,  to approximately 48, Stadium expansion[ edit ] South Stand after expansion in The stadium is owned by Manchester City Council and leased by the football club.
The takeover made the football club one of the wealthiest in the world,  prompting suggestions that it could consider buying the stadium outright.
Consequently, during the —15 season, an expansion of the stadium was undertaken. The South Stand was extended with the addition of a third tier which, in conjunction with an additional three rows of pitch side seating, increased stadium capacity to approximately 55, Once this last phase is completed it will bring the stadium's total seating capacity up to approximately 61, making the Etihad Stadium the nation's third largest capacity club ground.
It has a similar lightweight canopy that swoops up and down over the stands in one almost continuous wave. Held up by nothing more than thread-like cables, this is structural gymnastics of the most exhilarating kind, vastly superior to the clunky steel trusses that conventionally support stadium roofs.A major disaster can affect the city centre at any time, so it's important that we all plan ahead to minimise the risks to the people and businesses that make up the heart of the city.
The city centre emergency response and evacuation arrangements consist of the Manchester city centre zoning map as well as robust multi-agency plans. In collaboration with the GMCC, the Manchester Business Council will bring together city officials, municipal staff, and business leaders to help create a more business-friendly environment in Manchester that will aid business attraction and retention efforts and expand the municipal tax base.
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