The Etihad Stadium – Venue Information
History of the Stadium
Plans for the stadium first began in 1989, with a view to hosting the 1996 summer Olympics. Due to issues with funding, the foundation stone was not laid until 1999 and laid by none other than Tony Blair.
After the Commonwealth Games in 2002, work was undertaken to convert the venue from an athletics ground to a football stadium with Man City able to move in during summer 2003. Further developments took place over the years in order to expand the stadium.
The first game was played in August 2003 against Barcelona where Man City claimed a 2-1 victory.
Manchester City hold a record of home games being held! The football club allowed 84,569 fans to attend their match against Stoke City in 1984. In addition to this, did you know that Manchester City holds the record for the fewest goals scored at home in a Premier League season? The football club only scored 10 goals during the 2006/07 season.
Facility and structure
The Etihad stadium consists of four different stands, these consist of The Family Stand (North), The East Stand, The South Stand and the Colin Bell Stand (South). Similar to the Emirates stadium, the Etihad stadium has a modern ‘bowl’ shape design. This, therefore, means that each stand has two tiers and is connected the whole way round. there is also one additional tier along two sides of the stadium which allowed guests to take a look at the outstanding views.
In addition to sport, Etihad Stadium has hosted many concerts. Acts include everyone from Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Taylor Swift! Upcoming events for 2021 include Soccer Aid in September! – The worlds biggest celebrity charity football match, see Olly Murs and Usain Bolt play against your favourite celebrities and football legends.
Upcoming events at the Etihad Stadium are never-ending! From summer shred boot camps, an NHS 10k walk/race, The Tough Mudder racecourse, an evening with Micheal Mcintyre and many upcoming Premier League fixtures!
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