Following an 80 year residence at their former home at Maine Road, Manchester City Football Club moved into the Etihad Stadium in 2003. Since then the club has experienced remarkable on-field success, which in turn has helped make the Etihad one of the most prestigious football grounds in the country.
Located just to the east of Manchester city centre, the ultra-modern stadium features top class facilities which make for a fantastic match day experience. Fans travelling to the ground can choose from a range of transport options, all of which feature in this helpful Liftshare guide.
How to get to Etihad Stadium
Walking or Cycling
Etihad Stadium lies to the east of Manchester city centre but is still little more than a 25 – 30 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly Station. There’s a designated walking route from the station to the stadium; simply follow the ‘City Link’ signs.
Alternatively, get on your bike and make use of the many cycle routes in and around the city. There are several areas around the stadium where you can safely park your bicycle, whilst many of the city’s main bus stops and train stations also have cycle racks available. You can view a map of Manchester’s cycling routes here
Getting to the stadium by bus couldn’t be easier, with numerous services running along Ashton New Road, which passes the stadium’s South Stand. The 216 and 231 routes run from Piccadilly Gardens, which in turn is just a short walk away from Piccadilly train station.
Train & Metro
Manchester Piccadilly Station is the city’s main rail hub and connects with major towns and cities across the UK. The station also forms part of the Metrolink tram system, meaning you’re little more than a ten minute tram journey away from the stadium’s Etihad Campus stop. Other tram stops across the city also have their own parking lots, so leaving your car there and completing the journey by tram could also be a viable option.
The Blue Car Park outside the Etihad Stadium is available to supporters at a cost of £10 per car, and can be accessed via the Alan Turing Way to the east of the ground. Please note that most of the surrounding residential streets are subject to strict parking controls on match days and parking there puts you at risk of having your vehicle towed away.
Post code for sat nav users: M11 3FF
Lift share to and from Etihad Stadium
Car sharing is becoming an increasingly popular way to commute across the UK, and is the ideal method of transport for football fans. Invite friends, family or strangers to fill up your passenger seats, enabling you to travel to and from the game for a fraction of the price. Plus, you’ll have the added bonus of some company along the way – plus the option to easily check out some of Manchester’ top sights and attractions
before or after the game.