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Man City Women v Reading: Tickets and travel

Tickets, travel and parking information for supporters attending Man City Women v Reading at the Academy Stadium on Saturday 18 March.

The match kicks off at 2pm. 

Travelling to the Stadium

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.

Car parking

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).

On the day ticket sales

From 12pm on Saturday 18 March, 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.

Ticket collections

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 Friday 17 March from the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store.
  • Collect from 12pm to 2:30pm at the Ticket Office located under the bridge in City Plaza at the Academy Stadium.

Turnstiles

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.

Food and drink

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.

Matchday programme

Match day programmes are available from the Ticket Office located under the bridge in City Plaza at the Academy Stadium and from the concession stands inside the Academy Stadium, these are priced at £1.50.

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
  • 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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