Owner: Manchester City City of Manchester Stadium | Built in
Address: Manchester City Football Club, City of Manchester Stadium, Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF.
To find out more information please go to www.mcfc.co.uk
Better known as Eastlands, the City of Manchester Stadium is a state-of-the-art venue. Thankfully, the running track was removed prior to the club moving in, and the stands were extended further downwards – adding an extra 10,000 seats. The three-tiered stands running along the side of the pitch mirror each other while the stands behind the goal are slightly smaller with two tiers.
Away fans are housed in one side of the Key 103 Stand, in both the upper and lower tiers. 3,000 football tickets are usually allocated for visiting supporters.
Fans can purchase Manchester City tickets by visiting the club’s website or by checking out FootballFanCast’s Manchester City Tickets page.
For Season Ticket holders you should already know where you’re sitting and what to expect but no doubt you’ll be keen to read on anyhow so please do.
But for those of you that don’t own a Man City Season Ticket however and are used to watching football on tv, below is a comprehensive guide to the City of Manchester Stadium.
you can go to www.mcfc.co.uk, man city main website, or call their hot line number : 09012261719
GETTING TO City of Manchester Stadium
Ashburys is your closest, five minute train ride from Manchester Piccadilly Station. and ten minute walk away the City of Manchester Stadium (turn left out of station, follow road, and stadium will be on your left).
If you’ve got the legs and the time, it’s a 25 minute walk from Piccadilly Station. Right into Ducie Street, right onto Great Ancoats Street, left into Pollard Street – this follow signs to “Sportcity”.
Taxis from Piccadilly are just under a fiver plenty of buses outside station which offer return after game, which is nice.
Stick the address in your Sat Nav: City of Manchester Stadium, Sportcity, Rowsley Street, Manchester M11 3FF.
£5 a go at the stadium itself but of course spaces limited, the East Car Park is nearest to the away entrance. The residents only parking scheme which extends about a mile out from the stadium restricts street parking to further away from the ground. Follow the brown Sportcity signs until near the stadium and arrive in plenty of time.
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Where to drink
Best option around the stadium is ‘The Stanley’ pub (Sports Bar). Small number of away fans allowed and a ten minute walk from stadium, set back from the main A6010 (Pottery Lane), going towards Ashburys train station. Charge adults £1 entry but the pub does boast a large screen showing SKY Sports and the latest in football broadcast technology, good service, and a good mix of home and away support.
Another good one for away fans is the Bradford Inn on Bradford Road.
Otherwise, head to the town centre and the Printworks or Deansgate.
Where to Eat
Chips and the delicious ‘Football’s Famous Chicken Balti Pie’ (£2.20) are the main food attractions, or go for the meal deal of ‘pie and a pint’ for £4. A Premiership Bargain. Pint of lager is £2.40, cider £2.40, and John Smiths bitter £2.30.
Bars, restaurants, fast-food etc
Try the “curry mile” in Wilmslow Rd, Rushholm – more Indian restaurants in one mile than anywhere in the country, which is all the Premier League news you need to know!
Where to Stay
reat John Street Hotel £115.20
3 Radisson Edwardian Manchester £118.80
3 Renaissance Manchester Hotel £119.00
3 Blue Rainbow Apartments – Deansgate Central
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