Review of "Manchester City"

published 11/08/2007 | strow
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Pro Fantastic facilities for football, concerts and conferences
Cons Surrounding area is a bit dodgy
Physical Effort
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Quality of defence
Quality of attack

"One of the finest Stadiums in Europe"

This is a review of the City Of Manchester Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club and it was built for the Commonwealth Games which were held in Manchester in 2002.

After the Games had finished one end of the ground was removed and the pitch was lowered and the running track removed. It became home to Manchester City and a football only stadium (The total cost of building and then altering the stadium was a little over £100 million - which compared to Wembley is a snip!!)

The stadium is referred to as Eastlands by the majority of Manchester City fans, as this was the temporary name given to the staium whilst construction was underway - Manchester City Council then game up with the unbelievably long name, but locals use Eastlands as it takes about 3 weeks less to say than The City Of Manchester Stadium.

The capacity is 48,000 and the stadium is oval shaped and has two tiers all the way around the ground and a third tier along the two side stands.

The stadium will be hosting the UEFA Cup Final in 2008 as UEFA recognise it as one of a few \'5 star stadiums\'.

Numerous concerts have been held there too, the most notable acts being:

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Take That
George Michael

The stadium has 2000 parking spaces on-site and there are well over 8000 places to park in the area surrounding the ground (usually for a small fee)

There are numerous conference suites and centres within the complex and weddings and business conferences regularly take place there (they can be contacted on 0870 062 4141)

The City Of Manchester Stadium is situated in the heart of a major development know as SportCity, other items within walking distance are the Regional Tennis Centre, Regional Athletics Arena & North West Velodrome

All in all a fantastic stadium and well worth booking a trip on one of the daily tours that Manchester City FC run. Tours of the City of Manchester Stadium are available seven days a week (including match days) and are priced at £8.75 for adults and £4.75 for concessions. To check tour availability and to book tickets call 0870 062 1894 (option 8)


***by car from the south
Follow signs for city centre on the M56, which becomes the A5103 (Princess Road)
Continue to the city centre, turning right onto the elevated A57(M).
Follow this to the end, through two sets of lights and turn right onto Every Street.
At the end of Every Street turn right onto A662 (Ashton New Road)
The Stadium will be found on the left.

***by car from the east
Follow the M67 and join the M60 at junction 24
Follow the M60 north to junction 23
Exit left on to A662 (Ashton New Road)
The Stadium will be reached on the right after the junction with the A6010 (Alan Turing Way).

***by car from the west
Join the M60 at junction 12 (M62) or junction 15 (M61)
Follow M60 round the north of Manchester to junction 23
Exit right on to A662 (Ashton New Road)
The Stadium will be reached on the right after the junction with the A6010 (Alan Turing Way).

***by car from the north
Follow the M60 round to junction 23
Exit right on to A662 (Ashton New Road)
The Stadium will be reached on the right after the junction with the A6010 (Alan Turing Way)

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Comments on this review

  • manimal published 04/12/2007
    An excellent stadium but Maine Road was better as a football ground. You have to move with the times though. Good review.
  • Claiiiree published 14/10/2007
    I know where it is but have never been to a game or an event here.
  • kappaslappa published 12/08/2007
    Do they have any players or a mananger?
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