For the 2021/22 season, Manchester City is introducing a new Car Parking system. Car Parking can now be pre-booked on a match-by-match basis.
For the 2021/22 season, Manchester City is introducing a new pre-booking car parking system using Auto Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to improve the journey for our supporters on matchday at the Etihad Stadium.
You will now be able to pre-book your parking space on a match-by-match basis.
As a vehicle passes an Auto Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera, its registration number is read and instantly checked against the Club’s database of pre-booked parking which allows supporters to drive straight into the car park.
Car parking spaces can be booked on a match-by-match basis by using the online booking system.
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.
Watch our step-by-step guide here.
The pricing for the 2021/22 season will be:
- £8 for two or more passengers
- £10 for single occupancy
Hospitality members will receive a car parking pass as part of their package.
Season Ticket holders will be given priority and any remaining spaces will be released to General Admission supporters. Availability is on a first come, first served basis, limited to one space per supporter. Registered disabled Blue Badge holders will be emailed directly.
Parking must be pre-booked no later than 4hrs prior to KO. Due to the limited availability, please only book if you intend to use the space.
From the 2021/22 season onwards the Club has introduced a new car park on Hillkirk Street. Green Car Park has approximately 200 spaces available for supporters on each matchday.
Blue and Green car parks are available for pre-booking, we recommend booking the car park that is closest to your direction of travel where possible. View Etihad Campus parking map.
There is Blue Badge parking available in Orange and Blue car parks, subject to availability. This includes widened accessible bays and standard-sized bays. There will also be an accessible buggy transportation service that will operate from both car parks to assist those with limited mobility to get to the stadium. Please note that this service remains under the direction of Event Control and certain routes may not be allowed closer to kick off.
All those registered for Blue Badge parking will be sent an email when parking is available to book online. Parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All pre-booked accessible Blue Badge parking is complimentary.
If you are a Blue Badge holder, please send a copy of the front and back of your Blue Badge to [email protected]. You will then be eligible and registered for accessible parking and will be mailed when parking is available to be booked.
If you have a disability, have other access requirements, or need specific assistance with car parking, please contact our dedicated access team on (+44) 0161 444 1894 Option 6.
Supporters can cancel their parking up to 72 hours before KO by completing an online form here.
Upon completion of the cancellation form, the supporter will receive a confirmation email. A refund will automatically be processed directly to the payment card within 10 working days. Supporters do not need to call the Club to request this. It will automatically be refunded.
If a supporter cancels their car parking less than 72 hours before KO you will not receive a refund.
Supporters can change their car registration by completing an online form no later than 4 hours before K.O here.
Supporters can access the car parks from 3 hours prior to K.O. The car parks will close 1 hour after the final whistle.
Please note that the overall number of spaces available has been reduced from the 2019/20 season. This is due to the introduction of the NHS’ COVID-19 testing and vaccination centers and the initial groundworks connected to the development of the CO-OP Live Arena.
Metrolink Park & Ride
Journeys to the stadium are available from the many Park & Ride sites on the Metrolink network.
City Centre car parks
A resident parking scheme is in place in the streets around the Etihad Stadium and this is strictly enforced and identified through on-street signage. Please do not park in these areas as you will be fined and your vehicle may be clamped or removed. Please respect the needs of local residents. There are a number of satellite car parks around the stadium. The Club does not endorse these car parks.
The Club has a well-lit, signposted, and marshalled walking route to the Etihad Campus. This is approximately a 25-minute walk from the city centre.
For certain fixtures, we will be relaunching the successful #Walktothematch before the games. More information will be available in due course.
A downloadable map of the route can be found here.
There are a number of bike racks around the stadium. The Club accepts no liability and all bikes are left at their own risk.
There are bus stops adjacent to the Etihad Stadium. At the end of the match, buses will be lined up on Ashton New Road next to the South Stand heading to Manchester City Centre. Further information is available at tfgm.com or via Twitter @OfficialTfGM
Our dedicated tram stop, Etihad Campus is adjacent to the Etihad Stadium, located in City Square.
Metrolink runs from the city centre including. Manchester Piccadilly station to Etihad Campus stop and on towards Ashton. The journey time from Piccadilly is less than 10-minutes. On event days, trams run to/from the stadium stop every 6 minutes.
Tickets must be purchased before travel. Ticket machines are located on every Metrolink platform.
Please note that both Holt Town and Velopark Metrolink stops, located on either side of the Etihad Campus stop, will not be open for at least an hour after an event at the Stadium so we strongly advise you to use the Etihad Campus stop for your return journey.
Road closures operate immediately after the event to allow pedestrians to leave the Etihad Stadium safely. This is in place for approximately 20 minutes after the match. This is, however, subject to GMP approval and may be in place for longer than stated above. Roads affected by the closure are as follows:
Ashton New Road – between Alan Turing Way and Darley Street
Grey Mare Lane – between Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way
Merrill Street – between Pollard Street and Ashton New Road.
Do not leave valuables on display in your vehicle. Any items left in vehicles are done so at your own risk. The venue accepts no liability for the theft, damage, or loss to your vehicle or items within it.
*Gates will be locked and cars are left at their own risk overnight.
**Prices correct at the time of publication and any changes will be clearly displayed on the day.