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Manchester City Soccer Stadium Helps Homeowners Outdo United

Soccer fans on the east side of the city of Manchester are outdoing crosstown rival Manchester United in more than the English Premier League standings.

Home prices near the Etihad Stadium of league champion Manchester City gained 271 percent since the venue opened a decade ago, about three times the 91 percent increase near United’s 102-year-old Old Trafford, mortgage lender Halifax said in a study of Premier League cities released on Aug. 18.