Matchday

An incredible men’s team performance on the pitch was witnessed by a record-breaking number of people at the Etihad Stadium, with a cumulative 1.45 million Manchester City fans taking in 19 Premier League and nine cup games at home this season.

It’s not only the football that matters on a matchday, and fans told us that we’re mostly getting it right; 90% of City fans think the Etihad Stadium is a safe and welcoming environment for families and 95% of female respondents think it’s welcoming for female fans. Of all the Premier League teams, City fans are the most likely to go to games with their children. As part of our work to make sure the Etihad Stadium is fully inclusive, in February, we joined the ‘On The Ball’ campaign to provide free sanitary products across the Etihad Campus to help address and highlight the issue of period poverty.

Moreover, 83% of fans thought that the matchday experience offers excellent value for money. If you look at average goals per minute in the Premier League, City fans would have witnessed 3.0 goals per home game, more than any other team, equivalent to a goal every 30 minutes. In terms of the off-the-pitch activities, City fans’ matchdays extend way beyond the 90 minutes of the games. Spending time in City Square, in the Family Stand and Man City Kids Fan Zone, which takes place before every home game on the indoor pitch at the City Football Academy, are all part of the matchday offering. The Etihad Stadium’s hospitality was ranked in the top two amongst Premier League teams for hospitality for the sixth consecutive year.

In the autumn of 2018, we launched ‘City Matters’, to provide supporters with an opportunity to meet with senior Club representatives to discuss a range of issues and topics. The ten voluntary members of the ‘City Matters’ network, who were voted for by supporters, each represent a specific supporter group and meet with the Club on a monthly basis.

The women’s team’s double domestic trophy win and almost unbeaten season was enjoyed by an average attendance of 1,509, rising to more than 3,000 against Chelsea. A peak TV audience of 2.3 million people tuned in to the Women’s FA Cup Final on BBC One, a 21% increase on the previous year’s figure.

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SOURCE: Premier League Matchday
Fan Experience Survey 2018-19

SOURCE: Premier League Matchday Fan Experience Survey 2018-19

City's Commitment to Affordable Pricing

Manchester City’s cheapest Seasoncard cost just £310, one of the lowest adult season ticket prices in the Premier League

Cheapest 2018-19 adult season tickets of the six biggest Premier League clubs by revenues*

* Revenues as ranked by Deloitte’s 2019 Football Money League

SOURCE: Manchester City

Top 5 ratings for Manchester City from match attenders for its facilities, customer service and hospitality

Premier League Matchday Fan Experience Survey 2018-19, Visit Football Survey 2018-19

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Kids Rule

More than 16,000 children and families attended the brand-new Man City Kids Fan Zone following its re-launch for 2018-19. Held on the indoor pitch at the City Football Academy before every men’s weekend home fixture, it featured a range of fun activities including zorb football and an inflatable obstacle course, the Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies, Club mascots Moonbeam and Moonchester, visits from players from the boys’ and girls’ Academy, on-the-spot prizes such as player escort places, match tickets and much more.

Free to attend for all, the events proved a huge success and also provided the blueprint for our first Same Goals festival in March, as part of the wider Same City, Same Passion campaign. The Same Goals festival also included football clinics delivered by City coaches and meet-and-greets with women’s and Academy players throughout the day, before a ‘march to the match’ to see Manchester City take on Watford at the Etihad Stadium.