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The City of Manchester Stadium, the home of Manchester City F.C.
The City of Manchester Stadium, the home of Manchester City F.C.

The City of Manchester Stadium is a football stadium in Manchester, England. It is also often called "COMS" or "Eastlands". The stadium was designed by Arup and built by John Laing. The stadium was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games at a cost of £110 million. After the Games, it was turned into a football stadium. It became the home of Manchester City F.C. who moved there from Maine Road in 2003 after signing a 250-year lease. The stadium is the centerpiece of Sportcity in the east of Manchester.

As of 1 July 2009, it is the fourth-largest stadium in the FA Premier League and the twelfth-largest in the United Kingdom, with 47,726 seats. The highest attendance for a football game at the stadium was on 5 December 2009 when 47,348 fans watched Manchester City play Chelsea. Manchester City F.C. signed an agreement with Manchester City Council in March 2010 to allow redevelopment of land around the stadium. This may include adding more seats to make 60,000 in the stadium. Outside the football season, the stadium hosts concerts. It is one of the UK's largest music venues. It has a maximum capacity of 60,000 for performances.



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