Important matchday information ahead for our Continental Cup home fixture against Birmingham Ladies to be played on Sunday 3rd December, kick off 1pm 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
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.
For those attending the match at the Academy Stadium only:
Parking is available in the Blue Car Park off Alan Turing Way. Supporters will be required to pay £10 per car upon entrance however cars leaving the campus before 3.30pm will receive a full refund upon presentation of their receipt, upon exit. Vehicles leaving the stadium after 3.30pm or without a receipt will not be able to claim their refund.
For those attending matches at both the Academy Stadium and the Etihad Stadium:
Supporters with seasonal car parking passes are able to park in their standard matchday car park. Supporters that pay on the day are able to access the Blue Car Park off Alan Turing Way. The standard matchday charges of £10 per car. Mini-buses and coaches are free of charge.
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, 1, 1).
Advanced ticket sales
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 Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store from 9am until 5:30pm on Friday 1st December.
On the day ticket sales
From 11:30am on Sunday 3rd December, 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 RESERVED 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 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 Friday 1st December from the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store.
- Collect on Sunday 3rd December from 11:30am-1:30pm at the Ticket Office located under the bridge at the City Plaza of the Academy Stadium.
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 drinks
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.
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 Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The Ticket Office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Please note, on Thursday both Supporter Services and the Ticket Office will open from 10am (closed Saturday, 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.