City will ramp up preparations for the 2021/22 season by welcoming Blackpool to the Academy Stadium in a behind-closed-doors pre-season friendly on Tuesday 3 August.

Following our games against Preston North End and Barnsley, Pep Guardiola’s side will take on the Tangerines in our third pre-season encounter, ahead of Saturday’s FA Community Shield curtain raiser against Leicester City at Wembley.


Kick-off is scheduled for 6pm UK time and once again, supporters will be able to follow every kick courtesy of a CITY+ subscription, where you can also watch live streams of selected Women’s, EDS and Academy matches throughout the season, as well as full-match replays and exclusive CityTV productions. 

Blackpool earned promotion to the Championship last season via the play-offs, finishing third in League One. The Bloomfield Road outfit defeated Lincoln City 2-1 in the Final at Wembley to secure a return to the second tier for the first time since 2015. 

Tickets for the FA Community Shield are now available to all supporters. Don’t miss your chance to see the Premier League Champions at Wembley on Saturday 7 August (5:15pm UK time).