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City EDS v Liverpool: Match preview

City Elite Development Squad kick off a mouthwatering double header in East Manchester on Saturday morning.

Patrick Vieira’s side will be hoping to shake off their narrow defeat to Leicester last time out when they entertain Liverpool at the Academy Stadium at 11.30am, just before the first-team take on Hull at the Etihad at 3pm.

It’s a feast of football for supporters to take in and those present at the grand opening of the stadium a fortnight ago will know just what a treat there is in store.

City beat Schalke 5-1 on that occasion in front of a sold out Academy Stadium and Vieira will be hoping that his players enjoy the same support for this crucial U21 Premier League encounter against a talented Liverpool outfit.

Currently lying in fifth place in a tight league table, the home side are aware that victory over the Merseysiders could propel them back to within a point of the summit.

Liverpool have two games in hand on most of the division and are second bottom in the standings but they gave City an almighty scare in one of the games of the season so far in September.

Back in October, Thierry Ambrose and Sinan Bytyqi put the Blues into a commanding lead with goals in the opening seven minutes but they were pegged back with two goals straight after half-time.

However, Vieira’s side recovered and strikes from Mathias Bossaerts and Jordy Hiwula ensured a memorable 4-3 victory at LFC Academy.

Last time out, City were beaten 3-2 by Leicester at the Academy Stadium on Monday night, while Liverpool went down 2-1 to Manchester United at the end of January.

We’ll have live Twitter updates on the official account, as well as a match report and highlights here on mcfc.co.uk.

Ticket details

Tickets for this game are priced from:

Free for Seasoncard holders*

£3   Adult

£1   Concession – Junior (Under 16) and Over 65s

*Seasoncard holders must claim a ticket in order to attend this event.

Tickets will be available online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets, and to personal callers at the Ticket Office above the City Store at the Etihad Stadium.

All supporters can purchase 6 tickets under one supporter number.

*No booking fee payable on tickets purchased online. 

Supporters are reminded that seating is unreserved for this fixture.

Disabled supporters are unable to purchase tickets online, find out how to buy here.

Fans will also be rewarded with 100 Cityzens points for attending the game, which will be activated within 24 hours after entry to the Academy Stadium, to thank you for your loyal support of City’s future stars.

Official Match Ticket

Entry to the Stadium will be granted on the presentation of a valid ticket purchased from the Club.  Find out about the Club’s policy on unofficial tickets here.

Seasoncard holders and Cityzens members who purchase this match are advised their Seasoncard or Cityzens card will be activated. Please refer to your confirmation email for your seat details and location.


Where can I buy a ticket on the day or collect my ticket?

Tickets purchased before 4pm on Thursday 5 February will be sent in the post by first class mail, any tickets purchased after this point can be collected on the day of the game from the Stadium Ticket office Located in City Square (behind the stage), open from 9am on Saturday 7 February.  

Supporters wishing to purchase or upgrade a ticket on the day of the game can visit the Stadium Ticket located in City Square (behind the stage) from 9am.

Visiting the Academy Stadium

If you have not visited the Academy Stadium before, we want you to enjoy the whole experience, and that starts with how to get here and where to park.

For matches at the Academy Stadium, supporters are advised to park on Orange Car Park on the main Etihad Stadium site.  To find out more click here. The stadium address for satellite navigation is:  Etihad Stadium, Manchester M11 3FF.

For those attending the match at the City Academy Stadium only:

Parking is available in the Blue Car Park off Alan Turing Way.  Supporters will be required to pay £10 per car upon entrance however cars exiting the stadium before 1.45pm will receive a full refund upon presentation of their receipt, upon exit.  Vehicles leaving the stadium after 1.45pm or without a receipt will not be able to claim their refund.

For those attending matches at both the Academy Stadium and the Etihad Stadium:

Supporters with seasonal car parking passes are able to park in their standard matchday car park.  Supporters that pay on the day are able to access the Blue Car Park off Alan Turing Way.  The standard matchday charges of £10 per car, £20 per mini-bus and £30 per coach will apply.

Have you thought about getting the Metrolink to and from the match? The nearest Metrolink station to the Academy Stadium is Velopark.

Official Match Ticket

Entry to the Stadium will be granted on the presentation of a valid ticket purchased from the Club.  Find out about the Club’s policy on unofficial tickets here.

Be a Cityzen

Cityzens is our new global membership for City fans everywhere. You will receive a wide range of benefits including a personalised card, the right to vote on Club decisions, match ticket priority, discounts at our online shop, and the chance to win money-can’t-buy experiences. Buy Cityzens membership online now.

All tickets and are sold subject to availability and are issued subject to Manchester City Football Club Limited’s 2014-15 home match terms and conditions of sale, 2014-15 Hospitality terms and conditions of sale and any applicable ground regulations

The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday - Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm (closed Sunday & Bank Holiday. For any queries please call +44 161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3). 

For additional help or assistance use our online ‘frequently asked questions’ #mcfchelp. You can also ask us a question and keep up to date via our official Supporter Services Twitter account, @MCFCHELP.

The Academy Stadium and Etihad Campus are both smoke free zones, including the use of electronic cigarettes. Find out more here.

Respect the Badge www.mcfc.co.uk/The-Club/Respect-The-Badge

Manchester City Football Club prides itself on having the best fans in the country and we greatly appreciate your support in enforcing the code of conduct. You are purchasing tickets which are located in stands which seat home fans only.  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 Stadium.  For high profile games, such as local derbies or cup games, a zero tolerance policy will be in operation.

Prohibited Items

The following items are not allowed to be brought in to the Academy 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.

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