Important matchday information ahead of the EDS game against Chelsea on Friday 11 August.
The match kicks off at 7:05pm at the Etihad Stadium.
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.
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).
Advanced ticket sales
Tickets are still available for this fixture and can be purchased as follows:
Online: All tickets purchased online will be available using the Print@Home E-ticket or Seasoncard/Cityzens card activation.
On the day ticket sales
From 9am until 5:30pm on Friday 11 August, tickets will be available from the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store.
From 5:30pm until 7:35pm tickets will be available from the Matchday Box Office at the Etihad Stadium which is located opposite the City Store in City Square, behind the stage.
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.
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 Matchday Box Office at the Etihad Stadium which is located opposite the City Store in City Square, behind the stage. For this match, we are open from 5:30pm until 7:35pm.
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.
Entrance Y 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. Entrance W is fully accessible for disabled supporters.
Food and drink
This is available at the concession stand on the concourse.
Please note that supporters are not allowed to drink in the seating area of the Stadium bowl. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted.
The following items are not allowed to be brought in to the Etihad 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 Etihad 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).