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Man City U18s v Stoke: Tickets, travel & parking

ELATION: Ian Carlo Poveda is mobbed after opening the scoring

ELATION: Ian Carlo Poveda is mobbed after opening the scoring

Ticket, travel and parking information for supporters attending Man City U18s' FA Youth Cup semi-final clash with Stoke City at the Academy Stadium.

The game kicks off at 7pm on Friday 10 March.

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.  

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.

Car parking

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).

Ticket sales

Tickets for this fixture are sold out.

On the day ticket sales

There are no on the day sales for this fixture.

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.

Ticket collections

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 5:30pm until 7:30pm.

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 , North West, South East & South 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.

Prohibited items

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).  You can also use our online ‘frequently asked questions’, #mancityhelp or our official service Twitter account, @ManCityHelp

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