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Sample a packed BT City Square pre-Barcelona

  • 17 February 2014 13:34
  • Posted by @porter_mcfc

City’s clash with Barcelona is the hottest ticket in town, and we’ve laid on a packed BT City Square to boot.

Special guests James Anderson and John Henshaw will be on stage to share their views ahead of the fixture, and the two big Blues sure to have plenty to say.

They'll be joined by Lancashire County cricketer Jos Buttler, who as a big football fan is relishing the chance to be at the Etihad Stadium for the occasion. A recent arrival in the North West after previously plying his trade for Somerset, Jos has already immersed himself in the Manchester football and cultural scene, and will be an entertaining guest.

Sample a taste of Barcelona from right here in BT City Square, with patatas bravas and paella to tickle those tastebuds alongside all our regular culinary offerings. Then watch our Manchester DJ Wingman take on a Catalan DJ for supremacy on the airwaves.

There’s some fantastic live music on offer too – hit band Stooshe will be gracing the BT City Square stage after enjoying chart success with their debut single, Love Me, and 2012 hit Black Heart. Their album, London with the Lights On, is out now.

Amber Run will also be on stage ahead of their national tour in March taking them from Glasgow to Brighton, via the Manchester Academy and the 02 Academy Brixton. Their new single, Heaven, is out now.

Head round to West Reception for interviews with City legends and a first team player, as well as your chance to win one of five City v Barcelona T-shirts.

But make sure you get to your seat in plenty of time to ‘Raise the Card’, and play your part in creating a fantastic mosaic, as chosen by the fans, as the players make their entrance.

During the game, the club will be filming a 360 degree, ultra high resolution image of inside the stadium.  Its purpose is to not only capture the passion and humour among City fans on a match day, but also create the ultimate, one-of-a kind, digital supporter experience. This will be available for fans to find themselves from 8pm (GMT) Wednesday 19th February.

The 5 billion pixel HD digital image will then be uploaded on to the Club website as www.mcfc.co.uk/cityfanpic - allowing fans to zoom in and tag each other on Facebook and share it on Twitter with friends.

As if that not all, there will also be a competition for fans to find Moonchester in the crowd for a chance to win Chairman’s Club tickets and a signed shirt.

With so much on offer, you won’t want to miss out!

The atmosphere is sure to be electric ahead of such a big game, so make sure you get down to the stadium early to savour a thrilling evening at the Etihad. 

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