Manchester City Stadium Tour

East Manchester, 1.5 miles

Tour of the football ground


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Get there

Public transport: ‘Etihad Campus’ tram stop next to the stadium. Private transport: park in the ‘blue’ carpark (maybe not possible on match‐days). There are interesting tour variations, including visits to the Academy, match‐day snapshots etc. Price is for one adult, pre‐booked.


Anything from two to five tours an hour. Recommended 15mins early. No luggage. No smoking anywhere in the stadium. Tour lasts 90mins. Slick and shambolic booking system forces you to register, but good information upfront. Although the stadium is easy to move about, the tour is not signposted. The tour starts in the shop, second floor, which is a museum—tiny but well‐organised. You get a walk round the stadium, lead by guides. Open photography policy—photographs allowed anywhere. The tour visits the restaurant (worth a look), the hold‐rooms, the pitch (no walk on the pitch), the changing rooms, the press‐corridor, and the press room. Then dumps you in the shop. A few audio‐visual shows—they’re modest and add to the tour. The tour is slow in the press room because visitors can be photographed with an image of the manager overlaid. Despite the number of tours, the organisation made the tour feel not rushed. The guides have a good reputation, I can’t generalise, but my experience was one of the best guides I’ve had—ever. If you don’t like football there’s enough here, modest, with good presentation. But if you don’t want to tour, not much near the stadium, even with a car best you can do is drive to Manchester, pick others up later.