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Situated in east Manchester, the Etihad Stadium is the home of Premier League giants Manchester City F.C. Its capacity of 55,017 renders it as the tenth-largest stadium in the United Kingdom.

The stadium was built in 2002, and its modern design makes it a great venue for people with additional needs. Its Sensory Room allows children with sensory processing requirements to watch matches in a relaxing environment. The room offers a great view of the pitch behind soundproof glass, and families can book it by contacting access@mancity.com. You can also order a ‘sensory bag’ which is designed to enhance the experience of fans who have sensory processing requirements. Each bag contains: ear defenders, a mini soft football, a fidget spinner, a fidget toy, and a lanyard mood thermometer.

The Etihad is wheelchair accessible and there are 255 wheelchair positions within the stadium, including 21 wheelchair bays for visiting supporters. Manchester City also offers wheelchair-accessible stadium tours, and visitors with additional needs may be entitled to a free personal assistant during the tour. You should contact the tours team for further details.

Q When did Man City move to the Etihad Stadium?

The City of Manchester Stadium was built to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and it was subsequently converted into a football stadium. In 2003, Manchester City F.C agreed to lease the stadium from Manchester City Council.

Q What was the Etihad Stadium called before?

The Etihad Stadium was formerly known as the City of Manchester Stadium. In July 2011, Etihad Airlines secured the naming rights of the City of Manchester Stadium as part of a 10-year deal.

Q Where in Manchester is the Etihad Stadium?

The Etihad Stadium is situated 1.5 miles east of Manchester City Centre on Ashton New Rd.

Q Where did Man City play before the Etihad?

In 2003, Manchester City F.C moved from Maine Road to the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City played their final game at Maine Road on 11th May 2003.

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