As part of the ongoing construction work at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City is temporarily relocating the players’ tunnel.
From the home match against Burnley on Monday 2 January until the end of the 2016/17 season, both City and the opposition team will use the service tunnel to access the pitch.
The service tunnel is located to the north of the current tunnel and adjacent to blocks 131 and 132 at the Etihad.
This move comes while the Colin Bell Stand undergoes some building work, in order to provide the construction team with sufficient access to the player areas.
With the aim of enhancing our facilities, this development will provide the team with the best possible match preparation and recovery.
As part of these improvements, the changing rooms for Pep Guardiola’s squad, as well as the away team and match officials, become fully UEFA compliant and among the best in world football.
They will also grow in size in order to reflect the increased matchday squads.
We look forward to unveiling the new player areas next year and are proud to provide our team with first-class facilities both at the Etihad Stadium and City Football Academy.
As well as the enhancements to player areas, we are also launching a new hospitality offering in the Colin Bell Stand – The Tunnel Club – which will be one of the most innovative and immersive experiences in global sports hospitality.
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