CORK-founded Sisk Established as Main Player in €350m Etihad Stadium Expansion Project

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CORK-founded construction firm Sisk has been established as the main ‘player developer’ in the development of a €350m Etihad Stadium Expansion project, Manchester City’s Stadium.

The major development of the Etihad stadium will include several connected all-weather facilities, fully incorporated into the stadium, centered on an expanded North Stand with a single bigger, single upper tier above the existing lower tier, increasing capacity the stadium’s capacity to over 60,000.

Above the upper tier there will be a sky bar with views overlooking the pitch as well as a stadium roof walk experience.

Upcoming New Facilities of the €350m Etihad Stadium Expansion Project

A covered city square fan zone, with capacity for 3,000 people and a variety of food and drink outlets, a new club shop, museum, workspace and a 400-bed hotel will also be constructed as part of the €350m Etihad Stadium Expansion project.

“We are very delighted to be working on such an iconic venue and look forward to creating a best-in-class fan experience and year-round entertainment and leisure destination at the Etihad Stadium,” Paul Brown, who is the CEO of Sisk, stated. The €350m Etihad Stadium Expansion project development works are set add to Sisk’s existing portfolio in delivering large sporting and entertainment venues, alongside surrounding infrastructure.

Other Projects Sisk has been Involved in

Over the past two decades, the Sisk company has successfully completed construction works at Wembley Park for its long-term client, Quintain. Additionally, the company has worked on redevelopments of the Aviva Stadium, Croke Park, and also Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

“Our experience and level of expertise in delivering large complex engineering infrastructure in large public spaces or areas will play a crucial role in the success of this project. Our previous stadia knowledge remains embedded within Sisk. The key Irish senior directors who pioneered those projects in the earlier parts of their careers will now offer invaluable support to our team in the city of Manchester,” Mr Brown added.

Completion Date of the Expansion Project

Main construction works commenced on-site in November 2023 which will mean the North Stand itself will be complete and open during the 2025/26 football season. The hotel, workspace and public realm works, including city square, will subsequently complete by late 2026.

Throughout the construction phase of the project, Sisk expects the project to support over 890 full time equivalent roles. Managing director of Manchester City operations, Danny Wilson, also revealed that the club is delighted to be working with Sisk.

“Sisk has great experience and expertise in developing and delivering construction projects of such scale and we are delighted to be working with them. This €350m Etihad Stadium Expansion project will not only enable the club to enhance and expand its offering to fans and visitors on both matchday and non-matchday, but it will also create lasting long-term economic and social benefits for our local community, building on the investment we have delivered in East Manchester since 2008.”

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