Derby day returns to the Etihad in what will be an unmissable clash as City take on Manchester United on Sunday 11th December at 12.30pm.
You will find all the information you need for attending the Etihad Stadium below.
- Supporters are advised to get to the ground early to enjoy all the pre match entertainment at City Square which opens at 10.30am
- Turnstiles open from 10.30am
- Supporters are advised to arrive no later than 60 minutes prior to kick off (11.30am)
Well before the match starts, in our dedicated fan zone, City Square, you can enjoy live entertainment hosted by our City Square presenters from 10.30am.
At City Square there are three large screens, a main stage and the Summerbee Bar and family friendly Blue Moon Café.
Join us for live music, competitions, special guests and so much more as we count down to kick off!
We will invite a number of special guests to come and chat with our brilliant presenters, Natalie Pike Danny Jackson and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay.
We link up with Cel Spelman and the Match Day Live team from the City studio as they bring us the team news, insight and analysis about todays game all with City legends and pundits.
A the Cityzens Hub you can get your picture taken with the women’s Euros trophy as well as create your own dream team video.
City Square closes 30 minutes before kick-off to allow everyone to get in to support the team with enough time but we open up at the final whistle when we open up after the match to link up again with Cel and the team to host our very own post-match analysis in a Match of the Day style.
City Square is also on Twitter, so you can keep up to date with what’s happening for each match.
Our Blue Carpet Experience takes place outside The Colin Bell Stand West Reception entrance and includes our very own unique team arrival. The team will be arriving at 11am so this is your chance to welcome them off the bus. The show is aimed at our family audience and if the little ones want to see their heroes in person, this is the best place to be!
We have prizes and giveaways every week from scarfs to money-can’t-buy experiences.
We also have live music, performers and entertainment, as well as exclusive guests for interviews in front of the fans. Don’t miss this part of our match day and get up close to our players as they arrive off the team bus!
Both at City Square and around the stadium there are food kiosks featuring fan favourites such as fish and chips, street food and pizza. There are local pop up food vendors offering various styles – including Northern Soul, Triple B, HM Pasties and Garden Gourmet!
Over at City Square fans can visit the Blue Moon Café for food and refreshments or the Summerbee Bar for a pre-match drink with the City faithful.
You will find a range of hot and cold options including our vegan alternatives, halal options, compostable beer cups and edible coffee cups.
New activities within the Family Stand for this season include ceiling flags featuring fan chants, the “Family Stand Says” for junior fans to ask questions of each other and voice opinions. Appearances from the Manchester City mascots – the Moonies, roaming selfie frames, face painters, Match Attax giveaways and a colouring-in wall.
Turnstiles open 2 hours before kick-off at 10.30am and once inside the stadium you can enjoy food and refreshments from our concessions stands.
The last 15 minutes before kick-off really ramp up to get everyone ready and in good voice for the team walking out.
At half-time our City presenters host live entertainment on the pitch with activities including football freestylers, special guests like former City players and interactive fan games.
Head over straight back to City Square as it re-opens for post-match analysis with our Match Day Live presenters. The Café and Bars reopen, result dependant, and we analyse the game and review the goals, incidents and matchday stats.
Look out for our Playmakers – dressed in yellow – they are around the stadium, City Square and in the Family Stand.
They are there to help and if you have any questions please ask as they are only too happy to help. They are regularly stocked with free goodies and treats for all so give them a smile.
(12”x8”x3”) will be accepted.
Backpacks, holdalls, rucksacks, or other similar items of any size, large or small, will not be allowed into the stadium. Small handheld bags, no larger than A4 size (12”x8”x3”) will be accepted. If you must bring a bag to the stadium that exceeds the allowable size, bag drop facilities (locations shown below) that you can use to securely store your items will be in place until the match has finished.
The bag drop will be priced at £5 per item.
An accessible buggy service will be in operation for supporters who require mobility assistance from Orange and Blue Car Parks to D, H, S and W doors. This complimentary service will operate pre and post-match, subject to any operational security changes and is available on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-match pick-up points – Blue Car Park entrance opposite Joe Mercer Way. This will run to D, H, S & W doors until approximately 1-hour before kick-off when the service will stop by the Metrolink station. The service will then run from either side of City Square to the accessible entrance doors. There will also be an additional service outside Orange Car Park, opposite East Reception. This service will cease to run through City Square 1-hour before kick-off. The service will be available from 3-hours before kick-off until 15-minutes before kick-off.
Post-match the service will resume 30-minutes after the final whistle from accessible entrances to car parks. There will be a buggy service from the top of Joe Mercer Way to Blue Car Park 15-minutes before the final whistle.
We respectfully ask that face covering are worn when using the buggy service.
The above timings are subject to Event Safety Control and may change if operationally required.
The FA, Premier League and EFL are together introducing new measures and stronger sanctions across the game to tackle the increased anti-social and criminal behaviours recently seen within football grounds and underline the importance of a safe matchday environment. Anti-social and criminal behaviours refer to activity such as entering the pitch without permission, carrying or using smoke bombs or pyrotechnics and throwing objects - as well as drug use and discriminatory behaviour.
Manchester City recognises that disabled supporters may need assistance to fully enjoy the experience at both the Etihad Stadium and Academy Stadium and offer a variety of reasonable adjustments based on individual needs.
CONTACT THE ACCESS TEAM
Car parking is available for this match and must be pre-booked. To book your parking please click below.
At the point of booking your parking space, you will be asked to insert your Vehicle Registration Number (VRN) which will be used with our Auto Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras upon arrival at the car park. It is essential that you write your VRN correctly on the booking form, to avoid any delays to entry. Please also bring your booking confirmation email with you.
For more information on how to purchase watch our step-by-step video guide here.
The Etihad Campus, including the car park and concourses are smoke free, including electronic cigarettes.
Any supporter, who attempts to invade the field of play, at any time, will be ejected from the stadium and may be arrested. This also applies to any supporters identified to be throwing items on to the field of play or into the home supporter areas.
We recognise that most supporters come to the stadium to watch a football match and not to listen to abusive or indecent language from the stands. We understand that occasionally moderate swearing can be heard and most supporters find this reasonably acceptable. Discriminatory behaviour which includes, shouting, chanting or actions such as racist, sectarian, homophobic, sexist or anti-disability behaviour is unacceptable.
If you witness incidents like these please get in contact with a steward as soon as you can.
Please refer to our ticketing terms and conditions for more information: https://www.mancity.com/ticketing-and-hospitality/terms-and-conditions
Full Ground Regulations can be downloaded below
For more information about the Club’s policies, entry requirements and services, as well as our values and approach to supporter communication, please refer to our Supporter Charter.
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