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City v Chelsea: City Square welcomes the Hitman!

RICKY HATTON: The Hitman is in town!
Hear from former two-weight boxing world champion, Ricky Hatton, ahead of our Premier League match with Chelsea.

The Stockport born fighter is a lifelong City fan and will be at City Square ahead of our return to action after the international break on Saturday afternoon.

Alongside Our Girl actor Luca Pasqualino, ‘the Hitman’ will be talking about how he sees the game panning out plus chatting about all the week’s latest talking points.

But there are plenty more reasons to arrive early on Saturday and soak up the atmosphere around the stadium.

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The Cityzens Giving Campaign is back for its sixth year, encouraging supporters to get behind community football projects in cities around the world and vote on how the funding from the project is distributed.

We will be speaking to Young Leaders, Libby Harvey and Fatima Abdul-Quadri, about the significance of fan support and funding to the different initiatives and City in the Community coaches will also scattered around City Square to spread further awareness.

Beyond that, with December fast approaching, we will be getting into the Christmas spirit ahead of kick-off!

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Our City Square presenters will be modelling the latest festive merchandise and, although three points against Chelsea would be the best early present, supporters can go head to head at West Reception to win their family a matching jumper set.

A locally sourced, traditional Christmas Tree will be erected and lit on Joe Mercer Way, and Santa will also be taking a break from his busy schedule to give out a Nestlé selection box to any young visitors.

For those who do not have a sweet tooth, our newest partner will also be opening their permanent ‘Garden Gourmet’ food truck on City Square, which serves exclusively vegan food.

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And finally, at half-time, supporters can take a break from the action by joining Danny Jackson in paying ‘The Ardwick’ pub a visit; a brand new hospitality space opening its doors for the very first time!

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