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EDS v Sunderland U21s service information

  • 10 March 2016 18:17
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Important matchday information ahead of City EDS v Sunderland U21s to be played on Saturday 12 March, kick off 1pm, at the Academy Stadium.

Travelling to the Stadium

Ensure you check travel conditions before setting out. Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins and electronic road signs.

Information is also available from Twitter via @highwaysNWEST

The Mancunian Way (A57) is currently open as a contra-flow with a single lane in both directions. Supporters are advised to make alternative arrangements when travelling to the Academy Stadium.

Follow @OfficialTfGM for the most up to date information.

The Metrolink runs from Manchester city centre and Piccadilly Train Station directly to the Etihad Stadium and Velopark Metrolink stops and  on towards Ashton Under Lyne. The Velopark drops you directly opposite the North side of the Academy Stadium.

Supporters are not able to use their Metrolink Matchday Season Ticket for this match and must purchase a ticket for their journey.  

During the 2015/16 season there will be a number of improvement works impacting the Metrolink network, primarily to the south of the city. For more information on Metrolink visit metrolink.co.uk.

Car parking

Onsite parking is available at the Etihad Stadium.  For this match, please use the Blue car park, which can be accessed from Alan Turing Way (A6010) via gate 2 (postcode M11 4DW).

Accessible parking is available on the North Car Park at the Academy Stadium. Please contact the Club’s Access Officer to register for a parking space on +44 161 444 1894 (option 1)

Ticket sales

Tickets are still available for this match and can be purchased as follows:

Online: Tickets purchased after 4pm on Thursday 10 March will be available using the Print@ Home E-ticket.

In person: At the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store from 9am until 5.30pm on Friday 11 March.

On the day ticket sales

From 11.30am on Saturday 12 March, tickets will be available via the ticket machines located at the North West corner of the Academy Stadium (City Plaza). The ticket machines accept both cash and card.

Further information including ticket prices and qualifying sales criteria can be found here

Supporters under 14 are unable to enter the stadium without an adult (Over 18).  ID may be requested. 

We will be operating an UNRESERVED seating policy for this match. You will be directed to an open stand on the day, where seats are available.

Tickets must be purchased direct from the Club subject to any qualifying sales criteria.  Tickets purchased through other means may not be valid. 

Manchester City Football Club accepts no liability for tickets purchased through unofficial channels.  

We are unable to provide you with alternative tickets should you purchase in this manner, regardless of the price paid.  We may also refer the details to Greater Manchester Police.

Ticket collections

Supporters are strongly advised to collect their tickets at least 30-minutes before kick-off. All home supporters who are collecting pre-purchased tickets may do so as follows:

 - Collect in advance up to 5:30pm on Friday 11th March from the Ticket Office located on the first floor of the City Store.
 - Collect on Saturday 12th March from 11:30am to 1:30pm at the Ticket Booth located at the North West corner of the Academy Stadium.

Turnstiles

North East will open 60 minutes before kick-off. We advise that you arrive no later than 30 minutes before kick-off to avoid any delays in entering the stadium.  North East turnstile is fully accessible for disabled supporters.

Food and drink

This is available at the North East concession. Please note that supporters are not allowed to drink in the seating/standing areas of the stadium bowl.  Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted.

Prohibited items

The following items are not allowed to be brought in to the Academy Stadium:

 - Pyrotechnics flares and smoke bombs
 - Golf umbrella or any article that may be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety
 - Professional recording equipment (audio and visual)
 - Bags larger than A4 size
 - Food and drink
 - Push chairs.

The Academy Stadium and Etihad Campus are both smoke free zones, including the use of electronic cigarettes.

The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm (closed Sunday and Bank Holiday). Please call +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3).  

You can also use our online ‘frequently asked questions’, #mcfchelp or our official service Twitter account, @MCFCHELP.

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