Visiting the Etihad Stadium
How do you get to the Etihad Stadium? One way is practice. Here are the others.
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. Download the Stadium map which shows the designated safe walking route. It will take approximately 25-minutes to walk to the Etihad Stadium from the city centre.
There are a number of public bus services available from all directions.
At the end of the match buses will be lined up on Ashton New Road next to the South Stand, to take you back to the city centre, where you can connect onwards or celebrate a win. Based on supporter feedback, stewards will be on hand this season to help manage the queues more effectively at the end of the match.
Please visit the following website for more information, www.tfgm.com.
Our dedicated tram stop, Etihad Campus is located adjacent to the Stadium, beside City Square.
Metrolink runs from the city centre incl. Manchester Piccadilly station to Etihad Campus and on towards Ashton. The journey time from Piccadilly is less than 10-minutes. On event days, trams run to/from the Stadium stop every 6 minutes.
Tickets must be purchased before travel, ticket machines are located on every Metrolink platform with an off peak return from the city centre priced at £3 for adults, £1.40 for children. Great value adult, child, family and weekend travelcards are also available from Metrolink ticket machines on stop. If you are travelling to Manchester by train, you can also usually purchase your Metrolink journey when you buy your train ticket.
Please note that both Holt Town and Velopark Metrolink stops, located on either side of the Etihad Campus stop, will not be open for at least an hour after an event at the Stadium so we strongly advise you to use the Etihad Campus stop for your return journey.
Metrolink Park & Ride
Journeys to the Etihad are really easy from the many Park & Ride sites on the Metrolink network. Parking is free for Metrolink passengers. For those travelling from the east or north there are two large Park & Ride car parks located at Ashton West and Ashton Moss. The journey time to the Stadium is less than 25-minutes and the off peak return fare to Etihad Campus is £2.70 for adults, £1.20 for children.
Click here for more information about Metrolink Park & Ride.
Due to on-going improvement works across the Metrolink network, you are advised to check your journey details before travel so visit the Metrolink website www.metrolink.co.uk or follow @MCRMetrolink on twitter.
You can also download your own Metrolink Ashton line guide here.
Please note the consumption of alcohol is strictly not permitted on Metrolink trams.
Hospitality and Events packages include Car Parking.
Pay on the day parking is available on site at the Etihad Stadium on the Blue Car Park accessed from Alan Turing Way. Blue Car Park costs are as follows:
- Motorbike – FOC
- Car - £10
- Minibus – £20
- Coach (home & away) - £30
- Caravan £30
Disabled parking is also available on-site, however it is limited due to the number already allocated to our seasonal members. Please call our Disability Liaison Officer on 0161 444 1894 (option 1, option 3), read our online FAQ or follow us on twitter @MCFCHELP.
At peaks times (immediately post match for approx. 45 minutes) Blue Car Park H, M & K will operate as a left turn only exit from Gate 2. When traffic begins to move more freely, both lanes will be made available. Vehicles parked in Blue Car Park G will be directed to exit via Gate 1. The Orange Car Park is pre-sold to corporate clients and is not available to cash sales on the day.
There are a number of satellite car parks around the stadium, with prices displayed at the point of entry. The Club does not endorse these car parks.
Please note that a road closure operates immediately after the event to allow pedestrians to leave the Etihad Stadium safely. This is in place for approximately 20 minutes after the match. This is, however, subject to GMP approval and may be in place for longer than stated above. Roads affected by the closure are as follows:
Ashton New Road – between Alan Turing Way and Darley Street
Grey Mare Lane – between Ashton New Road and Alan Turing Way
Merrill Street – between Pollard Street and Ashton New Road
A resident parking scheme is in place in the streets around the Etihad Stadium and this is strictly enforced and identified through on-street signage. Please do not park in these areas as you will be fined and your vehicle may be clamped or removed. Please respect the needs of local residents. Parking at ASDA adjacent to the Stadium is reserved for store customers only. Penalties will be imposed for misuse of this car park.
Car Park Opening Times
The Blue Car Park opens at 11:00 (14:30 for night game)
Orange Car Park opens at 12:00 (17:00 for a night game)
The best way to beat the traffic of course is to stay and enjoy the post-match fun in City Square, at the Stadium end of Joe Mercer Way. City Square, with a fully license outdoor bar and café, is a great place to enjoy food and drink and reflect on the game and watch the highlights with City pundits, player interviews and celebrity guests.
Keep up to date with the latest news and events at City Square here.
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