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The Etihad Stadium, also known as the City of Manchester Stadium, is the home of Manchester City Football Club. It is also one of the UK's biggest stadiums for athletics and music, with a history of showcasing the world’s biggest and brightest stars in a wide range of fields. Whether you’re visiting for a big fixture, your favourite band’s world tour, or a football stadium tour, there’s plenty to learn about and enjoy at the Etihad Stadium.

Getting to Etihad Stadium by Train

Getting to the Etihad Stadium could not be easier when you’re travelling with CrossCountry. When you arrive at Manchester Piccadilly station, simply hop on one of many bus routes or a Metrolink tram directly to the stadium. Whether you take the bus or tram, the 1.5 mile journey will take only 15-20 minutes.

You can reach Manchester on a wide range of CrossCountry services from all over the UK. Whether you’re more local and travelling from stations like Stockport or Stoke-on-Trent, or making lengthier journeys from places like Cardiff, Bristol, or Exeter, there are direct, regular services for you to hop on.

About the Etihad Stadium

If you’re a football fan, you might be familiar with the Etihad Stadium – whether you’ve visited for home games, away games, or just seen it on TV, their home team Man City is a big name in British football. The stadium originally completed construction in 2002 as the location of the Commonwealth Games. Later, it underwent a substantial redesign to primarily accommodate football matches and became the home of Manchester City Football Club. Having originally been named the City of Manchester Stadium before it had even been built, it is now known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons.

As well as regularly hosting football matches, it has also set the stage for countless incredible music concerts. From Ed Sheeran and Coldplay to Metallica, Taylor Swift, and the Spice Girls; some of the biggest musical acts have played to crowds at the Etihad Stadium. With a whopping 53,400 seats in the stadium and extra standing room when the pitch is covered, this truly is a venue for the world’s biggest acts. There’s nothing quite like the atmosphere at an open air music concert at one of the UK’s biggest venues, with thousands of fans singing along with you. If your favourite is coming to the Etihad Stadium, there’s nowhere better to enjoy a night of great music.

Things to Do at the Etihad Stadium

One of the most common ways to spend a day at the Etihad Stadium is to watch a football match. Whether you're a Manchester City fan, have visited for a Manchester derby, or take an interest in the women's league, the stadium hosts plenty of football matches to enjoy. 

On non-football days, you can take a tour of the stadium and truly see behind the scenes. With historical memorabilia that footie fans will get excited by, insider information, and the opportunity to stand pitch-side at this incredible stadium – this is a thrilling inside peak at one of the world’s biggest football clubs.

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