Important matchday changes when exiting the Etihad Campus.
Throughout last season, we were closely monitoring feedback received from supporters in relation to leaving the stadium on a matchday. The three main issues raised were:
- Safety of pedestrians
- Traffic congestion
- Post-match road closures
Following an extensive review of the feedback received, as well as an independent review of the Club’s traffic management plan with our key partners including Manchester City Council, Greater Manchester Police and Urban Traffic Control, we have made changes to the way both vehicles and pedestrians exit the stadium.
These changes are detailed on the stadium maps below and advise that;
- Directional lanes on Joe Mercer Way will guide supporters either to their vehicle in the Blue Car Parks or along a dedicated walking route, heading north.
- Gate 1 on Alan Turing Road is no longer accessible to pedestrians. Supporters can enter and exit the site via Gate 2 along Sports City Way, then on to Joe Mercer Way.
- Post-match, Gate 1 will open for vehicles only. The traffic lights will be managed to allow a faster, and safer exit from the stadium.
In preparation for the matchday operation, these changes were successfully trialled at the summer concerts when 500,000 people accessedthe site across eight events.
The safety of all supporters is paramount. The implementation of these changes allows for safer pedestrian movement and a reduction in the time it takes for vehicles to leave the car parks.
We will monitor and review these changes, along with any supporter feedback received throughout the season and where necessary, make adjustments and improvements to the plan.
Thank you for your continued support and co-operation.