And as ever, Ian Cheeseman was on hand at the Etihad Stadium to gather all the sights and sounds of the day.
This week Ian catches up with Taylor Harwood-Bellis and his father Martin.
He checks out the new 'walk to the match' initiative and spends the day with Head Groundsman Lee Jackson, offering us an insight into what goes into maintaining the Etihad's immaculate surface.
And he speaks to former players Peter Beagrie and Paul Lake to get their thoughts on the game.
All that and more via the video above!