City Square the only place to be
- 13 September 2011 12:14
- Posted by Emily Brobyn
It's almost time! Get your flags, scarves, inflatables and finest singing voice at the ready as City prepare to make their Champions League debut at the Etihad Stadium.
And don't forget to come along early so you can enjoy the fantastic pre-match entertainment of Live From CitySquare before watching the Blues kick-off their challenge against Napoli.
It's the ideal way to get in the mood as we aim to make this a night to remember and recreate the awesome Wembley atmosphere that helped drive Roberto Mancini's men on to FA Cup glory.
City Square is where it's at for a cracking build-up. It will also be the only place to enjoy a beer near the Etihad Stadium. In compliance with regulations, no alcohol will be served inside the ground.
We'll have giveaways and upgrade competitions, and alongside regulars Hugh Ferris, Fanzone Danny and Natalie Pike, BBC Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe will be on stage talking about his love for City and taking your questions.
XFM’s Gareth Brooks will also be going head to head with an Italian counterpart, providing the soundtrack and getting you in the groove for City’s historic game.
Just in case that wasn’t enough, ‘Bang the Drum’, City’s new band, will be working their way through City Square and, in honour of our opponents, fresh pizza will be on sale from the Blue Moon Cafe.
If you haven’t already got your scarf for the match don’t panic, official Club merchandise is available from the Citystore and online.
With trips to Napoli, Bayern Munich and Villarreal ahead in Group A, let’s show Europe what to expect from the Blues by raising the roof and giving the game an atmosphere nobody will ever forget.