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Manchester City sell out all seasoncards for the 2017-18 season

Manchester City have today announced that all seasoncards for next season have sold out, with excitement building for Pep Guardiola’s second term at the club.

This announcement is nothing new as seasoncards sell out every year and City continue to get some of the biggest paid attendances in England and Europe. Last season, Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium averaged 54,019 fans, around 98% of capacity (bearing in mind 100% is impossible due to segregation and away allocation is not always sold out).

There have been rumours of the North Stand being expanded to take the stadium beyond its 54,000-plus capacity, but work has yet to begin on an expansion that would see the Etihad’s capacity rise beyond 60,000.

Here is a complete rundown of average Premier League attendances at the Etihad (formerly City of Manchester Stadium) since the move from Maine Road.

Manchester City attendances

SeasonAvg. Attendance % of capacityPL ranking
2003–0446,83498.1%3rd
2004–0545,19294.7%3rd
2005–0642,85689.9%4th
2006-0739,99783.8%6th
2007–0842,12688.3%6th
2008-0942,90090.5%5th
2009-1045,51395.4%3rd
2010–1145,90596.8%4th
2011-1247,04599.2%4th
2012-1346,97499.1%4th
2013–1447,08099.3%4th
2014–1545,365*97.1%4th
2015–1654,04198.8%3rd
2016-1754,01998.0%4th

* Stadium capacity was reduced due to expansion works.

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