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Man City Women v Chelsea: Supporter information

FANTASTIC SUPPORT: Man City Women receive some of the highest attendances in the FA WSL

FANTASTIC SUPPORT: Man City Women receive some of the highest attendances in the FA WSL

Important matchday information ahead for our MCWFC WSL home match against Chelsea to be played on Sunday 25th September, 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 Orange car park, which can be accessed from Alan Turing Way (A6010) via gate 3 (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 the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store, Monday to Saturday 9am until 5:30pm.


From 12pm on Sunday 25th September, 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 24th September from the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store.
  • Collect on Sunday 25th September from 12pm to 2:30pm at the Ticket Trailer located under the bridge at the City Plaza of the Academy Stadium.


North East, South East and South West 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, South East and South West 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’, #mcfchelp or our official service Twitter account, @MCFCHELP.

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