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City v United: Things to do at the WSL Etihad derby!

The Barclays Women’s Super League Etihad derby is almost upon us…

City welcome United to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 11 December, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 (UK).

It sees two of the league’s most in-form sides lock horns in what could prove a hugely significant encounter in each of our title aspirations.

With over 40,000 tickets already snapped up, it promises to be another historic encounter. Make sure to grab your seat as soon as possible!

But while there’s plenty of excitement expected on the pitch, the same can also be said for the activities happening around the stadium before the action gets under way.

Food and drink will be available to purchase from a number of vendors at City Square from 10:00am, with the official welcome getting under way at 10:30.

Our presenters will guide you through all of the pre-match talking points and will also be joined by City legend Karen Bardsley on stage from 10:50 – who made over a century of appearances for the Club.

City and United boast nine of the victorious England squad from this summer’s European Championship, and supporters can visit the Cityzens hub to have their photo taken with the trophy ahead of kick-off, as well as create their own Dream Team video.

You can also get involved in a number of other activities such as table tennis – and its football equivalent futtoc!

The players will arrive at 11am, with those enjoying the Blue carpet experience able to cheer their heroes into Etihad.


And Battle of the Bands also continues, with Manchester-based band Strawberry Lemonade playing live at 12pm.

Fans are advised to make their way to their seats by 12:15 in preparation for the Etihad firework display, which will set the tone for a captivating encounter.

But the experience continues at half-time, with supporters able to take part in our half-time quiz and be in with a chance of winning a holiday, sponsored by Costa Darauda.

It promises to be a memorable day out for all involved, with adult tickets available to purchase from £12 and Under-18s costing just £4.