Ticket, travel and parking information for Manchester City U18s' FA Youth Cup final first leg against Chelsea at the Academy Stadium.
The game kicks off at 7:45pm on Tuesday 18 April.
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.
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).
There is limited availability for this fixture which can be purchased as follows:
Online: All tickets purchased online will be available using the Print@Home E-ticket, subject to availability.
In person: Tickets will be available to purchase from the Stadium match day box office on Saturday 15th April from 9am until 5:30pm, subject to availability.
On the day ticket sales
From 9am until 5:30pm on Tuesday 18 April, tickets will be available from the Stadium ticket office located on the first floor of the City Store.
From 5:45pm, tickets will be available via the ticket machines located at the North-West corner of the Academy Stadium (City Plaza), subject to availability. The ticket machines accept both cash and card.
Supporters under 14 are unable to enter the Stadium without an adult (Over 18). ID may be requested. We will be operating a RESERVED seating policy for this match.
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 paper tickets may do so from the Ticket Trailer located under the bridge at the City Plaza of the Academy Stadium. For this match, we are open from 5:45pm until 8:15pm.
If you have a Print@Home Ticket you are reminded to print your ticket(s) on white A4 plain paper prior to leaving for the match.
North East , South East & North West 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 the North East, South East & North 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.
Match day programmes will be available from the concession stands inside the Academy Stadium and are priced at £3.
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 Supporter Services phone line opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. The Ticket Office opening times are Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm.
Please note, on Thursday both Supporter Services and the Ticket Office will open from 10am (closed Sunday and Bank Holiday). Please call +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3).