The Etihad Stadium in Manchester is the home of Premier League club Manchester City Football Club. It has a domestic football capacity of 53,400, making it the fifth-largest in the Premier League.
Built to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the stadium has since staged the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, England football internationals, rugby league matches, a boxing world title fight, the England rugby union team’s last match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and various music concerts.
The stadium, which was designed and engineered by Arup, incorporates a cable-stayed roof structure which is separated from the main stadium bowl and suspended entirely by twelve exterior masts and attached cables.
Macalloy Architectural Tension Rods were used extensively within the structure of Etihad stadium. Our tie rods were used to suspend the roof from steel pylons, which in turn are anchored back to the ground. The steel pylons are quite unique, protruding from the top of circular spectator walkways which take spectators to different levels of the stadium.
The stadium design has received much praise and many accolades, including an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2004 for its innovative inclusive building design and a special award in 2003 from the Institution of Structural Engineers for its unique structural design.
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