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Manchester City


Current LeagueEngland » Premier League
Current GroundEtihad Stadium
Previous GroundsMaine Road, Hyde Road
Manchester City Fans3,053
Average Number of Grounds Visited49.98
Formed1880
Websitewww.mcfc.co.uk
NicknameThe Blues
Previous NameSt Mark's
Facebookmcfcofficial
Twitter@MCFC
Twitter Hashtags#mcfc
Instagram@mcfcofficial

New stadium effect

The City of Manchester Stadium (now the Etihad Stadium) was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. The stadium was converted to a football ground after the Games, with City moving in in 2003.

The last few years at Maine Road contained a number of ups and down, with the club spending the 1998/99 season in the third division, before back-to-back promotions saw them return to the Premier League. This (along with a takeover and substantial transfer budget), saw the club improve its average position from 24th to 8th. If we were to take the next 10 years into consideration, their average league position would be even more dramatically improved.

A bigger stadium also meant an increase in attendances, from 29,430 at Maine Road to 44,531 in the first 10 years at the Etihad - an improvement of 51%. Whilst Man City's attendances have improved with more success, it's worth noting that they did average over 28,000 both in their Championship relegation season and their solitary season in League One. Success does bring glory supporters and tourists, but Man City have always had a loyal core fanbase.

Old stadium: Maine Road (1923 - 2003, 80 years)
New stadium: Etihad Stadium (Opened 2003, £154m)

Old stadium average attendance: 29,430
New stadium average attendance: 44,531
Difference: +15,101 (+51%)

Old stadium average league position: 24
New stadium average league position: 8
Difference: -16

Average attendance

Maine Road
1993/199426,709
1994/199522,725
1995/199627,869
1996/199727,869
1997/199828,196
1998/199928,273
1999/200032,088
2000/200134,058
2001/200233,059
2002/200334,565
Etihad Stadium
2003/200446,834
2004/200545,192
2005/200642,856
2006/200739,997
2007/200842,126
2008/200942,900
2009/201045,513
2010/201145,905
2011/201247,015
2012/201346,974

League position

Maine Road
1993/199416
1994/199517
1995/199618
1996/199718
1997/199842
1998/199947
1999/200022
2000/200118
2001/200221
2002/20039
Etihad Stadium
2003/200416
2004/20058
2005/200615
2006/200714
2007/20089
2008/200910
2009/20105
2010/20113
2011/20121
2012/20132

See how Manchester City compare to other teams with our full New Stadium Effect analysis of all the top teams in England and Wales who have moved to a new ground since the 1980s.


Saturday 3pm kick-off stats

How often do Manchester City play at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon?

Overall Saturday 3pm stats

22%
of league matches kick-off at 3pm on a Saturday
(17/78)
36%
of league home matches
(14/39)
8%
of league away matches
(3/39)

Next and last Saturday 3pms

Next Saturday 3pm home match
-
Last Saturday 3pm home match
43 days ago
13th Apr 2024 vs Luton Town
Next Saturday 3pm away match
-
Last Saturday 3pm away match
239 days ago
30th Sep 2023 vs Wolverhampton Wanderers

Kick-off days and times

Saturday 15:00
17/78 - 22%
Sunday 16:30
13/78 - 17%
Saturday 12:30
10/78 - 13%
Saturday 17:30
9/78 - 12%
Sunday 14:00
6/78 - 8%
Wednesday 20:00
4/78 - 5%
Thursday 20:00
3/78 - 4%
Wednesday 19:30
3/78 - 4%
Wednesday 20:15
3/78 - 4%
Sunday 16:00
2/78 - 3%
Sunday 15:30
2/78 - 3%
Tuesday 20:00
1/78 - 1%
Sunday 15:45
1/78 - 1%
Saturday 20:00
1/78 - 1%
Friday 20:00
1/78 - 1%
Monday 20:00
1/78 - 1%
Tuesday 19:30
1/78 - 1%

Fixture data gathered from multiple sources. Based on all matches played since the start of the 2022/2023 season.
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News about Manchester City

Man City look to expand the Etihad

Sunday 18th December 2022

Manchester City are looking at the possibility of expanding the Etihad Stadium.

The Premier League champions want to add at least another 6,500 seats, which would take the capacity to over 60,000.

This is most likely to be done by expanding the North Stand.

Man City are also looking to improve facilities outside the stadium, with a new covered fan zone, new shop and museum and a new hotel all under consideration.

Man City to reduce stadium capacity to make room for more advertising space

Friday 19th March 2021

Manchester City are to reduce the capacity of the Etihad Stadium to make room for more advertising space around the pitch.

The Premier League leaders plan to remove the first 3 rows of the North, East and South stands to install double height digital advertising boards. This will reduce the capacity of the stadium by 1,100.

Season ticket holders in the affected areas have already been notified and will be allowed to move to any other area of the stadium without a price increase for next season.

The Etihad's total capacity will drop to around 54,000. City's average attendance before the pandemic was above this figure - a sad indication that the club is valuing advertising revenue over its own fans.


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