Matchdays at the Joie Stadium


Matchdays at the Joie Stadium are first and foremost about the action on the pitch but there is also so much more going on at the home of the Manchester City Women on matchdays. You will find all the information you need for attending the Joie Stadium below.

At the stadium

Fans can park in our Blue Car park, located within the Etihad Campus, free of charge. But this must be pre-booked before attending the match.

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Please see information below for Blue Badge Parking.

Fans are advised to arrive no later than 60-minutes prior to kick.

  • 4 hours before KO - Car Parks Open
  • 1.5 hours before KO - general admission turnstiles open
  • 1.5 hours before KO - Fanzone opens in the West Stand
  • 5 minutes before KO - Team Entry to the Pitch

*timings are subject to change

Arrive early to allow plenty of time to pass our security checks. Small handheld bags, no larger than A4 size (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. 

There is no bag storage facility.

You will find your hospitality package printed on your ticket. Key information for each can be found below:

Heart of the City - Entry is through the main reception at the Joie Stadium, open 2 hours before kick-off. Parking is at the North Gate entrance. 

Media Zone - Entry is through the main reception at the Joie Stadium, open 1.5 hours before kick-off. Parking is at the North Gate entrance. 

We have introduced a new dedicated zone for engaging with and meeting our players after the full-time whistle.

Autography Alley, located in the West Stand post-match, will see a number of first team players spend time with randomly selected fans after the match to take part in photos, sign autographs and just generally speak with fans.

Members of staff will be on hand to direct fans who have been chosen to the correct place to give you time to get pictures and merchandise signed. The controlled space will have a limited capacity. 

Please note that the introduction of Autography Alley means that players are not expected to take photos with fans pitch-side post-match.

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  • Food & Beverage

    We offer a range of food & drink options, catering for a range of tastes and dietary requirements. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Payment is not available using cash.

    Alcohol can be purchased in our bar located behind the North Stand. Alcohol cannot be consumed in view of the pitch.

  • Playmakers

    Look out for our Playmakers – dressed in yellow – they are around the inside of the stadium and Fanzone.

    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.

    You will also find face painters walking around the Stadium for each match!

  • Big Blue Button

    Each match, one lucky young Blue will get selected each match to be our ‘Fan of the Match’. This includes access to Autograph Alley and pressing the 'Big Blue Button' to start the countdown on the big screens!

  • Fanzone

    The Fanzone is a free event that runs  before every weekend match located behind the seated area in the West Stand.

    You do not need to purchase a ticket for this, however, you do need to have a valid match ticket to gain entry. 

    In here you can find soft play for the kids, interactive competitions with great prizes to be won and even appearances from the Manchester City mascots – the Moonies!


Manchester City recognises that disabled fans may need assistance to fully enjoy the experience at both the Etihad Stadium and Joie Stadium and offer a variety of reasonable adjustments based on individual needs.

Accessible parking is available at the Joie Stadium on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking can be booked online or by contacting our Access Team.


travelling to the stadium

Car Parking must be pre-booked on a match-by-match basis. 

The pre-booking car parking system uses Auto Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to improve the journey for our fans on matchday at the Joie Stadium.  

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A fast and frequent tram service runs straight to a station opposite the Joie Stadium, Velopark.

Metrolink services run between Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester every six (6) minutes.

The journey from Manchester Piccadilly station to Velopark takes less than ten (10) minutes.

Tickets must be purchased before travel - ticket machines are located on every Metrolink platform. If you are travelling to Manchester by train, you can usually purchase your Metrolink journey with your train ticket.

There are over 500 cycle parking spaces at the Etihad Campus.*

Greater Manchester now also offers the option to hire bikes. 


*The club accepts no liability and all bikes are left at their own risk.

There are a number of public bus services available from all directions that will bring you closest to the stadium.


A resident parking scheme is in place in the streets around the Etihad Campus 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.

Do not leave valuables on display in your vehicle and 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.


The ‘Kick It Out’ app provides news updates on the campaign’s latest projects, but its most prominent feature is the ‘Report It!’ function which empowers people at all levels of the game to report incidents of discrimination. Manchester City are proud to support this campaign.


We have a Multi-Faith Prayer Room within the stadium to provide fans with a quiet space for prayer and reflection. If you’d like to use this space on a matchday, please approach a steward who will guide you to the space.

Ground Regulations

Please refer to our ticketing terms and conditions for more information


We are proud to have so many amazing fans who create a positive environment where everyone is welcomed, accepted, and has a fantastic matchday experience.

Discriminatory comments, chants, or gestures have no place in football. In the event you see or hear abusive behaviour, you are encouraged to report the incident by messaging our new text reporting system on 0770 015 1894.

Your feedback will help to make our dedicated security team aware of what they have witnessed so they can act accordingly.

Further information on the Club’s new text service for reporting discriminatory behaviour can be accessed here.

Any fan, 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.

The Etihad Campus, including the car park and concourses are smoke free, including electronic cigarettes.