saintsfc.co.uk provides supporters making the journey to Southampton's game against Manchester City with a guide to the Etihad Stadium.
Address: Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF
Telephone: 0161 444 1894
Nickname: The Citizens
Colours: Blue and white
Southampton supporters attending Saturday’s game at the Etihad will be located in the upper, middle and lower tiers of the South Stand. Saints will be playing in their home strip this weekend.
Getting there by car
Take the M6 up to Junction 19 before turning off to take the A556 and then the M56 going towards Stockport. Pass Stockport on the M60 before leaving it at Junction 23 to take the A635 towards Manchester. Head off on A662 towards Droylsden and Manchester and in around three miles the stadiums should become visible on your right.
Car parking at the stadium costs £10 for a car. Minibuses, coaches and motorcycles are free. Southampton supporters are advised that the east car park is the closest one to where they will be entering the ground. Alternatively, street parking is available, as are unofficial car parks, though there are some ‘residents only’ parking schemes in operation around the ground.
Getting there by train
There is a stop on the Metrolink called Etihad Campus, which will bring you out around five minutes’ walk away from the stadium itself, and there are trams available to hop on if you arrive at either Victoria or Piccadilly stations. Trams heading towards Droylsden stop at the Etihad Campus and the Velopark, both of which are very close to the ground.
Food and drink
The selection of snacks on offer inside the ground includes hot dogs, burgers, chicken burgers, chips and pies.
Before the match
City Square is Manchester City’s fanzone, with food, drink and music available. It is free to enjoy and opens three hours before kick-off. Whilst all supporters are welcome in City Square, the bar area is for home supporters only. There is a cash machine located on the Etihad Campus, located adjacent to the City Store, in City Square.
Click here to view Manchester City’s visiting supporter guide.
Tickets for Saints’ trip to the Etihad Stadium are no longer available to purchase.