Manchester City Video
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Video Guide to Manchester City
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Hi I’m John Dykes. Welcome to the Premier League’s video guide to Manchester City Football Club. Here we’ll take you behind the scenes at the Etihad Stadium, we’ll also give you an insight into the match day experience plus we’ll tell you other things to see and do in and around the club.
The Etihad Stadium stands proudly on the eastern edge of Manchester. Holding over 47,000 fans on match day, the stadium was officially opened in 2002 as the athletics stadium for the Commonwealth Games. The football club inherited it the following year and settled into their new home having spent 80 years at Maine Road.
The stadium boasts top of the range facilities for players and fans alike. State-of-the-art treatment rooms and luxury dressing rooms welcome and relax players. While fans can wander around the club shop buying everything from key rings to club shirts. Complete with official Premier League name and number.
The development of the stadium was followed by two takeovers of the club. Now, the team once considered as underdogs can be talked about as premier league powerhouses capable of competing with the world’s elite on financial and footballing terms. Greater Manchester is densely populated. Some two and a half million people reside there. During the day, the city is filled with the latest in high-street retail and fashion, evenings bristle with activity with a wide range of bars and restaurants to choose from.
One of the world’s longest running and best loved soap operas is Coronation Street. Filmed at Grenada Studios in Manchester, home to the show for more than 50 years. Located in the Salford Keys, the Lowry is open to the public and brings a diverse variety of education and entertainment in the arts. The aim is to generate interest from the general public and embrace the community in which it is situated.
A match day at the Etihad stadium is always filled with excitement and passion. Where you’ll walk with a blue wave of fans heading along the Joe Mercer Way and up to the ground. And come kick off time, you’ll witness the Manchester City faithful in full voice, an experience like no other.
If you’d like to experience the thrill of the Barclays Premier League in person, then why not visit the ticket availability section of premierleague.com or visit the club’s website.