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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.