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Etihad supporter details

2 January 2015


Sheffield Wednesday have received the following supporter information ahead of the FA Cup trip to Manchester City on Sunday (3.00pm):

In March last year, Manchester City began work on the expansion of the Etihad Stadium which will see 6,000 new seats added to the South Stand. The construction work means that your route in to the stadium might be a little bit different.

Turnstiles open 90 minutes before kick-off and we would advise that you arrive no later than 45 minutes before kick-off to avoid any delays.
 
Before you arrive

Ensure you check the latest travel information; delays are expected at the on-going roadworks around the stadium due to the expansion works, so please factor this in to your journey.

There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Signage will direct you along the route. Please follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 25 minutes to walk to the Etihad Stadium from the city centre.

Parking is available on site and costs £10 per car, £20 per mini-bus and £30 per coach.

Ticket collection
Manchester City expect the Stadium Ticket Office to be busy for this match, and ask that you take this in to consideration to ensure that you are able to take your seat in time for kick-off. Supporters are strongly advised to collect their tickets at least 60 minutes before kick-off.

Any visiting supporters who are collecting pre-purchased tickets may do so from the Stadium Ticket Office located in City Square (behind the stage). The Manchester City Stadium Ticket Office will be open from 10am until 3:15pm on matchday.

Visiting supporters with queries relating to their match ticket will be assisted on the day by the Manchester City Event Service Support Team who will be located outside the visitors end. They will endeavour to resolve your issue at this point but there may be occasions where you will be directed to the Stadium Ticket Office.

Pre-match
Pubs in the local vicinity of the stadium are generally used by home supporters. Manchester City asks for your co-operation both in and around the local community and that you are respectful of the surrounding residential areas.

Drinking is not allowed in public areas across Greater Manchester. Greater Manchester Police will be in the city centre and around the stadium throughout the day to assist with any questions or to provide directions around the city centre.

Manchester City advises any visiting supporter without a valid match ticket not to travel, or if you do, to remain in Manchester city centre to watch the match.

Manchester City would like to thank Sheffield Wednesday supporters in advance for their understanding, apologise for any inconvenience caused by stadium renovation and look forward to welcoming you to the Etihad Stadium.

Visiting Supporter Access
Manchester City advise that visiting supporters arrive and enter the stadium earlier than usual to avoid any delays in getting to your seat.

To ensure that all supporters enter the stadium via the correct entrances, Manchester City has implemented an additional soft ticket check upon arrival.

• Entrance K2 is for visiting supporters located on Level 1 in Blocks 113 to 115
• Entrance P1 is for visiting supporters located on Level 1 in Blocks 116 to 118
• Entrance L1 and L2 are for visiting supporters located on Level 2 in Blocks 213 to 215
• Entrance N2 is for visiting supporters located on Level 2 in Blocks 216 to 218

Manchester City have put both additional signage and support staff in place to make sure everyone can access the information they need for easy access and exit. Supporters are advised that there may also be a phased exit from the stadium after the match to ensure that you leave safely for your journey home. Manchester City ask for your patience and co-operation at this time.

Post-match
At the end of the match, there may be a request, in consultation with Greater Manchester Police, for visiting supporters to remain in the stadium for a short time whilst the immediate areas clear. You will be informed of this during the match via PA announcements. We will ensure that you are able to exit the stadium as soon as possible, so that you may commence your return journey.

Manchester City would like to thank Sheffield Wednesday supporters in advance for their understanding, apologise for any inconvenience caused by stadium renovation and look forward to welcoming you to the Etihad Stadium.

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