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Currie has hots for Manchester's stadium

21 July 2002

Colourful former government minister Edwina Currie visits the City of Manchester Stadium.

City of Manchester Stadium

Mrs Currie praised the "handsome" City of Manchester Stadium during her visit and said she looked forward to watching "all those lovely athletes".

Mrs Currie, now a successful author and radio chat show host, said: “The stadium is absolutely fantastic. It’s very handsome and stylish. The Games will undoubtedly benefit from these world-class facilities."

“I love the idea of the stadium becoming the home of Manchester City afterwards and the way they are planning to take down the whole of the north stand, move it out, dig up the track and put 10,000 more seats in."

“That way it will be of permanent benefit for a lot of the people who have paid for it, people of this city."

“I love watching athletics; the field sports and so on, all those lovely bums. Very nice,” she added. “My personal favourite is watching the men, the sprint runners particularly, who I think are fantastic."

“We have some of the best in the world and we are lucky to have them. I like watching Jonathan Edwards and hope he does really well in the triple jump.”

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