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Stadium and Club Tour now available in Mandarin

MCFC are delighted to announce the launch of a Mandarin-spoken Stadium and Club Tour.

In a Premier League first, the new tour will be available from 4 February as part of the Club’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

This latest addition gives City’s Chinese supporters the opportunity to enjoy the award-winning tour in the company of a native Mandarin speaking guide.

A must do for any Blue, the 90 minute tour allows fans to immerse themselves in all aspects of the Club’s past, present and future.

Visitors are taken to the heart of the Club and will visit the inner sanctum of the dressing room and also find out what it’s like for Manuel Pellegrini as they sit in the Manager’s seat in the press conference room.

After, they will experience the roar of 55,000 fans as they head down the tunnel to go pitch side and take their seat in the dugout like their City heroes.

Speaking about this exciting new initiative, Sergio Aguero said: ‘Having visited China on pre-season tour and seen first-hand how passionate our Chinese fans are, it’s fantastic to hear that we will now offer a Club tour in Mandarin.

“I’m sure the new tour will be a popular attraction for visitors and will allow them to see what goes on behind-the-scenes on a matchday at the Etihad Stadium.”

The first Chinese themed tour takes place at 3pm on 4 February, in line with Manchester’s four day celebration of Chinese New Year, which MCFC are sponsoring

This exclusive tour will also run at the same time on 5, 7 and 8 February, with tickets priced at £20 per adult, £15 per child aged 2-18 and £18 for concessions. During this period, all visitors will receive a free Chinese lantern and will be in with a chance of winning a signed Sun Jihai MCFC shirt.

Following our recent partnership with state-backed Chinese investors, China Media Capital (CMC), the Mandarin tour is a long term commitment which will be a regular feature at the Etihad Stadium, available for visitors to book from April.

This new experience opens just as Manchester prepares for an influx of Chinese visitors following the announcement of a direct China to Manchester flight path. Launching in June, the new direct route opens a floodgate of opportunity across the East and West and firmly places Manchester on the map for Chinese tourists.

Nick Brooks-Sykes, director of tourism at Marketing Manchester, the agency charged with promoting Manchester on a national and international stage, said: “This new initiative from Manchester City Football Club is an excellent example of a business tailoring their product to growing visitor requirements.

“As we prepare to build deeper links with the Chinese visitor market in upcoming months – with the launch of a direct airline route from Beijing this summer – the pioneering new Stadium and Club Tour shows a commendable level of commitment, proving how much Manchester City Football Club values tourists from China and welcomes them to Manchester.”

Fans interested in booking their place on the Mandarin speaking tour can do so online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tours or by calling 0161 444 1894  (option 4, option 2).

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