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City Women v Sunderland: Raise your scarves

NEW BLUE: Tessel Middag holds a City scarf aloft

NEW BLUE: Tessel Middag holds a City scarf aloft

To celebrate Manchester City Women's return to action at the Academy Stadium on Sunday, we've organised plenty of pre and post-match fun.

In a bid to roar the Blues on to victory, we're asking fans to recreate the brilliant atmosphere they're becoming famous for.

In the last game against Liverpool, the Blue faithful were louder than ever and created a wall of blue and white as the players took to the pitch.

The team loved it so to help do it again, we're giving away FREE scarves to the first 50 under-16s through the turnstiles.

Tour support will help City keep their place at the top of the FA Women's Super League table and there's still time to secure your seat. Tickets are on sale here and will also be available to buy on the day. Best to buy in advance to avoid the queues!

If that's not all... calling all Snapchat users! Don't forget, we have our very own Snapchat filter for fans to use at all home matchdays.

Take selfies, upload videos and share and send to your friends. Plus, our City Playmakers will be carrying Face Swap posters around the Stadium. 

Get out your phones and take selfies using the Snapchat Face Swap lens. You can swap faces with Jane Ross, Megan Campbell, Demi Stokes and Lucy Bronze.

Make sure you save your Face Swaps and tweet or post them using #MCWFCFACESWAP and we’ll retweet our favourites. The three best entries will receive a signed shirt!

Sunday's game will be the first time City don the new kit in front of their own fans so the new badge will be on show.

In commemoration, we have a special page in the programme for our junior fans, who are invited to design their own family crest with colouring pens and submit it into our City Postbox, located in the North-East corner.

The best three designs will win a shirt, signed by their favourite player!

At half-time, fans will be introduced to potential stars of the future - players from our Regional Talent Club.

As always, fans are invited to grab signatures and selfies with the City players in Autograph Alley after the game.

Let's make it another day to remember at the Academy Stadium and show your support for the Blues in their quest for silverware.


Supporter information

Important matchday information ahead for our MCWFC WSL home match against Sunderland to be played on Sunday 31st July, kick off 2pm, at the Academy Stadium.

Below you will find information on:

  • Travelling to the stadium
  • Car Parking 
  • Ticket Sales and Collections
  • Turnstiles Opening Times
  • Food and Drink
  • Prohibited Items


Ensure you check travel conditions before setting out. Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins and electronic road signs. Information is also available from Twitter via @highwaysNWEST

The Metrolink runs from Manchester city centre and Piccadilly Train Station directly to the Etihad Stadium and Velopark Metrolink stops and on towards Ashton Under Lyne. The Velopark drops you directly opposite the North side of the Academy Stadium. Supporters are not able to use their Metrolink Matchday Season Ticket for this match and must purchase a ticket for their journey.  

There are service changes on the Metrolink throughout the 2016/17 season. Please click here for the most up to date information and you can also follow, @MCRMetrolink.


Onsite parking is available at the Etihad Stadium.  For this match, please use the Blue car park, which can be accessed from Alan Turing Way (A6010) via gate 2 (postcode M11 4DW).

Accessible parking is available on the North Car Park at the Academy Stadium. Please contact the Club’s Access Officer to register for a parking space on +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 1)


Tickets are still available for this match and can be purchased as follows:

Online:                 Tickets are available online with a Print@Home ticket option for this match.

In person:           At Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store from 9am until 5:30pm on Saturday 30th July.


From 12pm on Sunday 31st July, tickets will be available via the ticket machines located at the North West corner of the Academy Stadium (City Plaza). The ticket machines accept both cash and card.

Further information including ticket prices and qualifying sales criteria can be found here

Supporters under 14 are unable to enter the stadium without an adult (Over 18).  ID may be requested. We will be operating an UNRESERVED seating policy for this match. You will be directed to an open stand on the day, where seats are available.

Tickets must be purchased direct from the Club subject to any qualifying sales criteria.  Tickets purchased through other means may not be valid. Manchester City Football Club accepts no liability for tickets purchased through unofficial channels.  We are unable to provide you with alternative tickets should you purchase in this manner, regardless of the price paid.  We may also refer the details to Greater Manchester Police.


Supporters are strongly advised to collect their tickets at least 30-minutes before kick-off. All home supporters who are collecting pre-purchased tickets may do so as follows:

  • Collect in advance up to 5:30pm on Saturday 30th July from the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store.
  • Collect on Sunday 31st July from 12pm to 2:30pm at the Ticket Office located under the bridge at the City Plaza of the Academy Stadium.


North East and South East turnstiles will open 60-minutes before kick-off. We advise that you arrive no later than 30-minutes before kick-off to avoid any delays in entering the stadium.  North East turnstile is fully accessible for disabled supporters.


This is available at North East and South East concessions. Please note that supporters are not allowed to drink in the seating/standing areas of the stadium bowl.  Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted.


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
  • Food and drink
  • Push chairs

The Academy Stadium and Etihad Campus are both smoke free zones, including the use of electronic cigarettes

The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm (closed Sunday and Bank Holiday). Please call +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3).  You can also use our online ‘frequently asked questions’, #mancityhelp or our official service Twitter account, @ManCityHelp.


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After scoring 13 goals in their last two outings, the City Women’s boss believes his side are at their best when they force the opposition to play in their own half and make mistakes.


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Watch MCWFC in style

JOIN THE FAMILY: City Women play their home games at the Academy Stadium

MCWFC fans can enjoy matchday hospitality for all home games at the Academy Stadium during the 2016 season.