Patrick Vieira’s men have home advantage for the u21 Premier League play-off semi-final.
Once again, the Etihad Stadium will host the Elite Development Squad as they bid to set up a final meeting with Liverpool or Manchester United.
Entry is free for Seasoncard holders and for everyone else it's £3 for adults and £1 for concessions for this 19:15 kick-off but as proceeds all go to Stephen's Story - a teenage cancer charity - if you don't pay on the night, please donate to Stephen’s Story by visiting his Just Giving page here or you can donate £5 by texting STEPHEN to 70500.
The Blues secured their spot in the semi-final with their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon which meant that they finished in fourth place in the division.
City’s semi-final was meant to take place at Stamford Bridge due to Chelsea u21s topping the table, but the Londoners’ home UEFA Champions League and Premier League commitments forced the game to be moved to Manchester.
It will be the Blues’ sixth appearance at the first-team stadium this season and they have won four and lost one of their previous five encounters there.
Chelsea inflicted City’s fourth league defeat of the season when the sides met at Stamford Bridge in October, edging out the Blues with a narrow 2-1 win.
Sky Sports will broadcast the game, so fans further afield can tune in.
We are pleased to announce that we will be granting free entry for all Seasoncard holders to the u21 Premier League semi final against Chelsea to be played at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday 1 May, kick off 19:15.
Supporters must present their valid 2013/14 Seasoncard at entrance Y for free entry to the game and turnstiles will be open from 6.15pm. All seating is offered on an unreserved basis in Colin Bell Stand Level 1*.
Non-seasoncard holders can purchase a ticket for this game, priced at £3 for Adults and £1 for Concessions (Under 16’s & Over 65s), in person only at the Ticket Office above the City Store at the Etihad Stadium.
From 17.30pm on matchday, tickets can be purchased from the Stadium Ticket Office located in BT City Square (behind the stage) until 19.30pm.
Car parking is also available free of charge to all supporters in Blue H, accessible from Alan Turing Way.
The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. The Ticket Office will open on Thursday 1 May from 09:00am till 19.30pm.
All tickets are sold subject to availability and are issued subject to Manchester City Football Club Limited’s 2013-14 home match terms and conditions of sale, and any applicable ground regulations.
*subject to availability – once this stand is full, further blocks will be opened in level 1 at the discretion of the Safety Officer
The following items are not allowed to be brought in to the Etihad Stadium:
- Pyrotechnics, flares and smoke bombs.
- Golf umbrella or any article that may be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety.
- Professional recording equipment (audio and visual).
- Bags larger than A4 size.
Manchester City Football Club prides itself on having the best supporters in the country and we greatly appreciate your support in adhering to the code of conduct. We expect all supporters to behave in a manner appropriate to their surroundings. This code must be adhered to. Failure to comply could result in you being asked to leave the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City Football Club is proud to support Kick It Out.
Please note that the entire Etihad Campus, including roadways, car parks and concourses, is smoke free. The use of electronic cigarettes is also prohibited. Manchester City Football Club operates a strict, no re-admission policy and there will not be an opportunity to leave and re-enter the Stadium.