The Academy Stadium is the home of Manchester City Women and their Elite Development and Academy teams. The stadium opened in 2014 as part of the wider Etihad Campus, the headquarters of Manchester City which includes the Etihad Stadium and the City Football Academy training facility.
The stadium has hosted several England youth international matches and England women internationals. It is due to host three group matches at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 featuring Belgium, Iceland and Italy.
In 2016, the stadium was one of two venues to host the World Rugby Under 20 Championship.
Tickets at Academy Stadium
Manchester City W.F.C. Tickets
Manchester City Women had two categories of tickets during the 2021-2022 season, with the higher category of ticket for Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Manchester United.
Tickets ranged from:
- Adult – Cat 1 from £10, Cat 2 from £8
- Under 16 – £4
- 16-21 & 65+ – – Cat 1 £7, Cat 2 from £5
Tickets are available to purchase through the official Manchester City website.
Manchester City F.C. Elite Development Squad & Academy Tickets
Manchester City Elite Development Squad matches are usually open to the public and tickets cost £3 for Adults and £1 for Over 65s/Under 21s. Further information and booking for EDS/Academy matches is available on the Manchester City website.
Location & Travel to Academy Stadium
The Academy Stadium is located in the area of Clayton, approximately 1.5 miles east of Manchester city centre. The stadium forms the Etihad Campus which in itself is part of the Sportcity complex and is linked to the Etihad Stadium by a 190-metre bridge.
Airport: Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. The airport is approximately 10 miles south of the stadium and has a train and tram station, where you can travel to the city to connect with the ground.
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Bus: Routes 53, 216, 217, 230 and 231 all run to the bus stop adjacent to the stadium. Further information is available on the official Transport for Manchester website.
Coach: Manchester Coach Station is close to the city centre, about 2 miles from the Etihad, with the blue tram line going to the ground. Megabus offers cheap travel to Manchester and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Inverness, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Newcastle and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.
Parking: Car parking is available onsite in the Blue Car Park’s G & H, accessed from Alan Turing Way (Gate 2). Parking costs £8 for two or more passengers, £10 for single occupancy. An alternative, is to use the free park and ride on offer at a number of Metrolink stations.
Train: Manchester Piccadilly is the main station in the city, with links to all major cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton and York. From the station, you can catch a Tram straight to the stadium or walk as below.
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Tram: Manchester is served by an extensive tram network, operated by Metrolink with the Velopark stop adjacent to the stadium. Trams from Piccadilly station run frequently, with the journey taking about 12 minutes. Further information is available on the official Transport for Manchester website.
Walk: You can walk to the stadium from Manchester city centre in about 30 minutes, or 25 minutes walk from Piccadilly station. The walk is well-lit and sign-posted as the ‘City Link’.