City are to officially open a Sensory Room at the Etihad Stadium later this month.
The facility has specially been designed for children with sensory processing issues, offering them an ideal facility from where to watch matches in a quiet and comfortable space.
Housed in the North East corner of the Stadium, the Sensory Room offers a full, unrestricted view of the pitch, creating a safe and controlled environment to watch the game, with optional, additional seating in the stadium bowl also available for those who want to spend time experiencing the match in the crowd.
This dedicated sensory space will be in use throughout the season both on matchdays and for City in the Community to deliver sessions to participants on non-matchdays.
During the first four home games of the 2019/20 season, the Club invited families with sensory processing issues to trial the space to ensure it was ready to effectively handle their requirements.
The feedback from those families who used the facility to City’s Access Team was overwhelmingly positive, and City’s home game against Aston Villa on October 26th will see the ‘official opening’ of the Sensory Room to fans.
Click on the video above to get a glimpse into the Sensory Room.