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How to get to the Etihad Stadium

FC Barcelona face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, February 24th. Here are some tips for Barça’s travelling fans:

  • Turnstiles open 90-minutes prior to kick-off. We advise arriving no later than 30-minutes before kick-off to prevent any delays in entering

The away seating is located in the South Stand. Please refer to your ticket for the block number and turnstile entrance to use.

• Neither food or drink can be brought into the Stadium


• For security reasons, items larger than A4 in size will not be allowed in to the Etihad Stadium. All luggage will be subject to the standard security checks.


• You may bring flags or banners (maximum size is 2m x 1m. Flag poles are not allowed nor are flags that portray offensive language and/or imagery.


• Items that are prohibited in the stadium include flares or pyrotechnics, knives, weapons (or items considered to be weapons),air horns, loud hailers (megaphones),musical instruments and golf umbrellas


• The entire Etihad Campus, including roadways, car parks and concourses, is smoke free.


• Any away supporters identified within the home supporter areas will be ejected from the stadium.

Getting to the game:
• The stadium is extremely accessible from all major highways. As you reach Manchester, follow the signs for SportCity. The postcode for satellite navigation is: M11 3FF.


• Pay on the day car parking is available on site in the Blue Car Park G & H, accessed from Alan Turing Way (Gate 2). Coach parking is available in the Grey Car Park C & D, accessible via Ashton New Road (Gate 7). Parking costs £10 for cars, £20 for minibuses and £30 for coaches. Both the coach and car parks will be open 3-hours before kick-off on the day of the match.


• Manchester International Airport is 11 miles from the Etihad Stadium and will take approximately 45 minutes (dependent upon the time of day/traffic).


• The Metrolink runs from Manchester city centre and Piccadilly Train Station directly to the Etihad Stadium and on towards Droylsden.


• There is a frequent service to and from the stadium on match days, both before and after the match.


• Both Holt Town & Velopark stops, (the Metrolink stations on either side of the Etihad Campus stop), will not be operational for at least an hour after each match so we strongly advise you to use the Etihad Campus stop for your return journey.


• If you are travelling by train, when you arrive at Manchester Piccadilly you can board the Metrolink, catch the regular bus service or take a taxi direct to the stadium.


• Frequent bus services operate from all directions to the stadium. After each match, a fleet of dedicated buses to Manchester city centre will be available on Ashton New Road which is located to the south end of the stadium. For more information on public transport links within Manchester visit www.tfgm.com.


• There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. Signage will direct you along the route. Please follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 20-minutes.


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