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We Love Mcr Supporter Information

WE LOVE MCR: All-star match.

WE LOVE MCR: All-star match.

All you need to know ahead of the We Love MCR all-star football match to be played on Sunday 27th May, kick-off 12pm 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. 

Please be aware that the Ed Sheeran concert will be taking place at the Etihad Stadium therefore some travel routes may be disrupted, further information here.

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). 

- For Fans attending the Charity match only, there will be a £15 entry fee to the car park however this will be reimbursed if you leave the car park before 3pm.

- Fans attending the Charity match and the Ed Sheeran concert, parking will be £15 which will last for the duration of both events.

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).

On the day ticket sales

From 10:30am – 12:30pm, tickets will be available via the Ticket Office located under the Nexen Tyre bridge at the Academy Stadium. The Ticket Office accept both cash and card. 

Fans 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.

Ticket collections

Supporters are strongly advised to collect their tickets at least 30-minutes before kick-off. All fans who are collecting pre-purchased tickets from Ticketmaster may do so from 10:30am – 12:30pm at the Ticket Office located under the Nexen Tyre bridge at the Academy Stadium.

All other collections are from the Media Reception located next to the NE entrance.


North East turnstile 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 North East concession. 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 and Ticket Office Bank Holiday Opening Hours can be found here.

You can also contact us via our official service Twitter account, @ManCityHelp.

All information regarding the We Love MCR all-star football match can be found here.

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