The Etihad Stadium
The Manchester City Stadium was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games which were held in the city. The football club took over the stadium a year later, guaranteeing the long-term viability of this modern facility. In 2011, as part of a sponsorship deal with Manchester City, the venue was renamed the Etihad Stadium.
Recent investment into Manchester City has seen them transform from a proud mid-table club with a strong history to a side that won the Premiership Trophy in 2012 and can legitimately challenge for silver wear in all competitions. Etihad Stadium is at the heart of this resurgence in the clubs fortunes and is a great arena for sports – as well as other fantastic entertainment.
For hotels near the Etihad Stadium, look no further than Thistle Manchester City Centre hotel, The Portland which is a short walk away from the football park, and an even shorter distance using public transport. Here is a look at some of the things you can look forward to seeing at the Etihad Stadium in the coming months:
The upcoming Premiership season
Manchester City's great local rivals Manchester United won the latest Premiership Trophy, taking it back to Old Trafford from the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City will be eager to win it back so the stage is set for a dramatic league campaign when the competition kicks off on 17 August.