To go along with Manchester City's new academy next to the Etihad stadium, the City Council have announced plans to build on the rest of the sight, with a brand new sixth form college, a sports research centre as well as retail sites.
The site's proposed expansion is due to go before the council by the end of the month, and should create at least 200 jobs, as they aim to bring in businesses to the area surrounding City's recently renamed ground.
Despite having nothing to do with the club's wealthy owners, the new proposals go hand in hand with the club's burgeoning success and growth. The defending Premier League champions have blossomed both on and off the pitch since Sheik Mansour took over in 2009, becoming one of the top five wealthiest clubs in England.
The team will be looking to extend their dominance into Europe, but face a tough challenge having been drawn in a group with three other domestic league champions, the biggest of which, Real Madrid, City will meet a week on Tuesday.
These developments on the pitch, off it, and now in the areas surrounding it, give those associated with the club a right to be very optimistic as the club moves forward.