City fans leave their mark in history with City Circle
- Thu 20 Dec 2012, 8:00AM
- Posted by Mark Booth
Manchester City Football Club has today revealed exciting plans to build a brand new iconic landmark around the circumference of the Etihad Stadium.
Inspired by the City fans and dedicated to them City Circle, as it will be known, is set to transform the home of the Blues with thousands of supporter messages in the shape of personalised ‘Bluemoon discs’ spelling out the lyrics of the fans’ favourite Club anthem, Blue Moon.
The new tribute will see all four verses of the terrace classic written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart recreated from approximately 40,000 circular discs and is set become the UK’s largest permanent fan tribute.
Each letter will span more than two metres in height.
The discs which feature the City crest and can be personalised with inscriptions are available for supporters to pre-order at www.mcfc.co.uk/citycircle.
Blues fans’ can take their pick from a range of styles and prices starting from stainless steel, costing £60, coloured glass at £95, and a limited edition of hand cast bronze discs for £395.
City Circle is part of the Club’s on-going plans to enhance the Etihad Stadium and will not only ensure supporters have a permanent place in the club’s rich history, but also provides a lasting tribute to fans, players and individuals past and present.
Commenting on City Circle, Operations Director for Manchester City, Steve Sayer, said:
“Manchester City has always been a Club built on its fans. They are part of our DNA and make up the very fabric of whom and what we are today.
City Circle is our way of enabling supporters to get closer to the Club they love and actually become part of the foundations of the stadium, for many years to come.
“City Circle lets fans make their mark, be it birthday and memorial tributes, memories that have helped shape our history or messages that will hopefully inspire future generations of City fans to come.”
...Steve Sayer - Operations Director for Manchester City FC...
Phase one of the construction is set to commence in 2013, with subsequent phases to follow later.
For more information on how to be part of City Circle, please visit: www.mcfc.co.uk/citycircle or call 0161 850 1894.
For 2013/14 Superbia members will benefit from a free stainless steel disc at the time of launch.
The Sales and Service team will be in contact shortly to confirm the details.