Etihad Stadium

Fabric Structures

Manchester City Football fans are at the heart and soul of the Club. The development of a covered Fan Pavilion and Stage Canopy outside the existing stadium was key to being able to offer a greater fan experience. The Fan Pavilion includes two large eye catching fabric structures covering new bars and café areas and a unique and modern looking stage canopy.

The Challenge

Our in house Structural Engineers were able to reduce the amount of steel allowing all three structures to look light and floating – doing so saved the client money. The new fabric structures needed to enhance the architecture of the existing stadium – something we achieved with organic fabric shapes. An essential part of the brief was the ability to turn all three structures around in a very small timeframe, a challenge Fabric Architecture met with success.

The Solution

The modern and visually stunning Fan Pavilion consists of 2 no. 5 bay 6 Conic walkway/pavilion canopies measuring 64m x 22m each and the iconic Xtage Triple Conic canopy measuring 38m x 10m. The fabric structures feature integrated lighting and rainwater management systems for all-weather protection. In a short period of time they have dramatically increased revenue for the club, enhancing the overall fan experience.

Project Specifications
ClientCity Build Manchester Ltd.
LocationManchester, UK
Fabric TypeType 3 Architectural PVC
ArchitectBDP

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