There are just two months to go before the stadium design, construction and development industry gathers in Manchester for TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2016. To end the Summit this year, delegates will guided through an expert tour of Etihad Stadium’s new expansion & hospitality suite, plus a tour of the Etihad Campus.

Manchester City’s recent update on the project comes just as excitement begins to mount for the Summit. In a press release yesterday, Manchester City FC revealed plans for a new glass tunnel allowing fans to “watch stars from dressing room to the pitch”.

The planned addition is thought to be the first of its kind in Europe, and premium ticket holders can watch players prepare for matches as well as enter the pitch via a glass-surrounded staircase.

The plans have been met with some hesitance noting the negative consequences of the players being in full view “while still full of adrenaline and emotion.”

New first-floor dressing rooms in the Main Stand and the tunnel leading to the pitch should be ready by the sart of the 2017 season. The concept is based on that which the NFL team Dallas Cowboys are currently using.

Registered attendees of the Summit will meet the project team and take the full tour on 2 Nov. Join us here.


What are people saying?

Thank you for a great conference, which gave us several potential suppliers for our new stadium

Janus Khyl Director, FC Helsingor

Everyone is so generous with their insights and knowledge.

Kirsten Lees Partner, Grimshaw

You get people from all over the world; architects from Brazil or the states, owners from clubs in Europe and design experts and project teams... and it’s absolutely fantastic

Daniel Gidney Chief Executive, Lancashire County Cricket Club, UK

My colleague and I agreed it was one of the slickest, most professional events we have ever attended, well done to you and your team.

Jason Maher Director, Condy Lofthouse Architects

A fantastic couple of days. wonderfully organised. Slick and professional. A week later, people are still saying how good it was.

Patrick Donoghue Sales Director, Ferco Seating

We’d heard good things about this conference so we thought we would just give it a go... we’re very pleased we did and we're definitely going to attend the show next year

Gordon Bolton Managing Director, Bleep, UK