The Etihad Stadium also is known as the City of Manchester Stadium is a football stadium which is the home of Manchester City Football Club in Manchester, England. The stadium was originally built as an athletics stadium for the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth games but was leased to Manchester City after the conclusion of the games and redeveloped into a football stadium, which reopened in 2003. The current capacity of the stadium is around 54,000.
The stadium is to the east of the city centre. You can walk to the stadium from the city centre, this will take around 30 minutes. By train, take the train to Manchester Piccadilly then get on a train to ‘Ashbury’ station which is a 10-minute walk away from the stadium and the stadiums closest train station. Alternatively, you can get the tram from across Manchester to the stadium which has its own tram stop ‘Etihad campus’. If travelling by car there are plenty of car parks around the stadium.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to visit the stadium is either by attending a football match or concert, tickets are quite accessible from the official website of the football club. The other way to attend the stadium is by going on a tour which runs during normal working hours most days of the week, the tours will give you a better understanding of the stadium and the football club.