Manchester City v Bournemouth

Manchester City v Bournemouth

Football

Location
Etihad Campus
Date
Saturday 13 August 2022 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre, Beswick, Clayton, Gorton, Openshaw, Ashton

Fans travelling to the Etihad on Saturday may find their journey takes longer than expected as several disruptions will impact the transport network.

  • Rail strikes will affect several train operators including Avanti West Coast and CrossCountry. For more information, you can visit our dedicated webpage.
  • The Hundred Cricket takes place on Saturday at Emirates Old Trafford with around 14,000 expected (men’s game begins at 2.30pm). We expect to see increased traffic on the Inner Ring Road and to the south of the city centre as a result of this.
  • Work is taking place on the Eccles and Bury Metrolink lines this weekend. No services are operating between MediaCityUK and Eccles and between Bury and Whitefield.
  • There is a lane closure on Alan Turing Way, to the north of the stadium, which may slow vehicles egressing the carparks and heading north towards Oldham Road.
  • Based off previous matches at the Etihad, Alan Turing Way, Pottery Lane, Ashton Old Road and Mancunian Way all had an additional 15 minutes journey time 90 minutes prior to kick off.
  • Ongoing industrial action continues to impact Arriva North West bus services.

Metrolink

A fast and frequent tram service runs straight to the stadium’s dedicated tram stop Etihad Campus on the Ashton line. You can purchase a zone 1+2 ticket which will cover your journey there and back from the city centre for £3.50.

Work is taking place on the Eccles and Bury lines this weekend. No services are operating between MediaCityUK and Eccles and between Bury and Whitefield. Replacement bus services will operate between the affected stops.

With the cricket taking place at Emirates Old Trafford, the Altrincham will be particuarly busy this matchday.

After the game, trams will not serve Holt Town and Velopark until crowds have cleared from the Etihad Campus stop.

Tickets

We encourage passengers to pay via contactless especially for events, to beat the queue at the ticket machines. If you decide to pay for your ticket this way, please remember that the ticket you are purchasing is for one adult only. It is not possible to touch-in and out for multiple tickets.

If you're travelling by Metrolink as a family, you can save money with our family travelcard which allows travel for one to three children (aged under 16) accompanied by one or two adults. However, this only is available via the on-stop ticket machines.

You can find further information about ticket prices, tram frequency and everything else at tfgm.com/metrolink.

Park and Ride

If you do need to drive to the match, we recommend using one of our Park and Ride sites where you can park for free and then complete your journey to the stadium on the tram.

Two Park and Ride sites are conveniently located close to M60 Junction 23.

From these stops the journey time to the stadium is less than 25 minutes.

Bus services

On match day, the 216 is the most frequent service which runs directly to the stadium. You'll find the service at the north side of Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester city centre.

The 53, 76, 217, 219, 230 and 231 bus services also serve the Etihad Stadium, most within a short stroll of the ground.

Previously average delays of 20 minutes have been reported on bus services due to congestion around the Etihad stadium. In addition to this, after the match average delays of up to 12 minutes caused by congestion were seen on Rochdale Road.

Consider allowing yourself a little extra time if you are intending to catch a service.

At the end of the game, shuttle buses head towards Manchester city centre. They will be lined up on Ashton New Road opposite the South Stand.

Ongoing industrial action continues to impact Arriva North West services. The following bus routes are affected: 10, 18, 19, 34, 34A, 245, 247, 263, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 288, 320, 352, 360, 362, 375, 385, 395, 534, 541 and 575.

Walking

The Etihad Stadium is easily accessed on foot from all local areas so you may want to consider walking and getting those steps in!

We are encouraging everyone who is within a 30-minute walk of the stadium to make their journey to the match on foot

There is a safe, well-lit and signposted walking route from Manchester Piccadilly Station to the stadium.

Follow the Etihad Campus banners and ‘City Link’ signs to the ground, with the walk taking approximately 25 minutes. Click here for the walking map.

Driving

Journey times will increase on Mancunian Way (eastbound), Ashton New Road, Ashton Old Road, Hyde Road and Alan Turing Way two hours before the match.

Heavy congestion has been identified on key routes such as Great Ancoats Street and Whitworth Street where drivers can expect an additional 10 minutes added to their journey.

There is a lane closure on Alan Turing Way, to the north of the stadium, which may slow vehicles egressing the carparks and heading north towards Oldham Road.

A strictly-enforced resident parking scheme is in place on the streets around the ground, which is made clear through on-street signage.

Several roads around the stadium may be closed for approximately 20 minutes after the match to allow pedestrians to leave.

Official car parks

Supporters should be aware that all official car park spaces have to be booked in advance. Please visit the Manchester City website for further information.

Train

The ground is also only a Metrolink ride (10 minutes) from Piccadilly Station in the city centre or a short walk away (20 minutes).

For tram services, just take the stairs down from the main concourse area at Piccadilly Station.

Please remember to plan your journey in advance of the date by checking on the National Rail Website.

You can keep up to date on the latest Rail updates by following @nationalrailenq on Twitter.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey