There is a safe, well lit and signposted walking route available from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Follow the ‘City Link’ signs. It will take approximately 25 minutes to walk to Etihad Stadium from the city centre.
Traffic will begin to get busy from 3pm, and with Pete Tong performing at the Arena we expect the city centre to be busy until late into the evening with journey times on the ring road doubling in the hour before kick-off. Background users are encouraged to use the Mancunian Way, instead of Great Ancoats, to avoid being caught up in the traffic.
The 216, 217, 230 and 231 services run to the Etihad Stadium from the north side of Piccadilly Gardens. The 216 service departs approximately every 10-15 minutes, depending upon the day and time of the match.
A fast and frequent tram service runs straight to the stadium’s dedicated tram stop, Etihad Campus, which is adjacent to the stadium in City Square. Metrolink services run between Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester every six minutes.
Greater Manchester’s Park and Ride facilities will all be open and provide convenient connections to the Etihad Stadium allowing you complete your journey by public transport.
If you cannot avoid driving to the match you can car share and help reduce the overall number of vehicles on the road. Parking is available around the ground at certain locations. You can find out more information regarding parking on the Manchester City website.
There will be no access onto Old Mill Street from Great Ancoats Street from Monday 25 November for approximately three weeks. Diversions will be place but traffic travelling from Weybridge Road towards Great Ancoats Street will not be affected.