Manchester City v F.C. Copenhagen
- Etihad Campus
- Wednesday 5 October 2022 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
- Impacted area(s)
Manchester city centre, Beswick, Clayton, Gorton, Openshaw, Ashton
After beating Trabzonspor in the final qualifier round, the Danish club F.C. Copenhagen will travel to the Etihad on Wednesday 5 October 2022 (kick-off 8pm).
If you're travelling to watch the fixture our key advice is:
- Please note that Aslef union members will be on strike on matchday. Customers are advised not to travel by rail. We have a dedicated rail strikes page for further information on the impact of the strikes.
- Data from previous matches at the Etihad indicate that journeys using Alan Turing Way, Pottery Lane, Ashton Old Road and Mancunian Way will all take 10 minutes longer after 4pm on the Wednesday. Please consider leaving the car at home or re-routing your journey to avoid the congested areas.
- Metrolink services on the Ashton line will run to a 12-minute frequency and will be busiest in the hour prior to kick-off. This means you may need to queue before you board a service. Consider setting off a little earlier for a more comfortable journey.
A fast and frequent tram service runs straight to the stadium’s dedicated tram stop Etihad Campus on the Ashton line.
Juorneys from the city centre take around 10 minutes. You can purchase a zone 1+2 ticket, which will cover your journey there and back from the city centre, for £3.50.
Based on previous midweek fixtures - as well as city centre stops - the following stops have also been busier on matchdays:
After the game, trams will not serve Holt Town and Velopark until crowds have cleared from the Etihad Campus stop.
We recommend using contactless payment for travel.
Just touch-in at the start of a journey and touch-out at the end using a contactless bank card or device (such as a phone or watch) at the on-stop machines. We’ll then calculate your fare, but make sure you use the same device to avoid being overcharged!
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 on the Metrolink section of the TfGM website.
Journey times will increase on Mancunian Way (eastbound), Ashton New Road, Ashton Old Road, Hyde Road and Alan Turing Way from 4pm on the Wednesday, as commuters begin to travel home and fans begin to travel to the ground.
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.
Several roads around the stadium may be closed for approximately 20 minutes after the match to allow pedestrians to leave.
A strictly-enforced resident parking scheme is in place on the streets around the ground, which is made clear through on-street signage.
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.
Park and Ride
If you do need to drive to the match, why not use one of our Park and Ride sites? You can park for free at one of our Metrolink stops and then complete your journey to the stadium by tram.
Two Park and Ride sites are conveniently located close to M60 Junction 23 and offer connections to the ground on the Ashton line:
From these stops the journey time to the stadium is less than 25 minutes.
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 [stop EM] in Manchester city centre. Buses depart to the ground every 10 minutes.
At the end of the game, 216 shuttle buses towards the city centre will be lined up on Ashton New Road opposite the South Stand.
Congestion on the roads may mean bus services take longer on matchday. Consider allowing yourself a little extra time if you are intending to catch a service.
The Etihad Stadium is easily accessed on foot from all local areas so you may want to consider walking and getting those steps in!
Follow the Etihad Campus banners and ‘City Link’ signs to the ground, with the walk taking approximately 25 minutes.