Manchester City Women v Manchester United Women

Manchester City Women v Manchester United Women

Football

Location
Etihad Campus
Date
Sunday 11 December 2022 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Impacted area(s)

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

Manchester City Women will take on Manchester United Women in the WSL at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday 11 December at 12.30pm.

Key messages

  • Fans travelling from the city centre can board an Ashton service to reach the stadium.
  • Trams and buses to the stadium operate every 12-minutes.
  • The RMT Union has announced rail strikes that may impact travel to/from the fixture. Please check with your operator before travelling.
  • Journeys towards the ground after 10.30am are likely to take 10 minutes longer due to congestion.

Metrolink

A fast and frequent tram service runs straight to the stadium’s dedicated tram stop Etihad Campus on the Ashton line. 12-minute service will operate on the Ashton line.

Journeys 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.

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.

Driving

Journey times will increase on Mancunian Way (eastbound), Ashton New Road, Ashton Old Road, Hyde Road, and Alan Turing Way from 10.30am on Sunday.

Congestion has been identified on key routes such as Ashton New Road where drivers can expect an additional 15 minutes added to their journey and Alan Turing Way where road users should consider adding 20 minutes to their journey.

Planned works are taking place on Hyde Road. Any road users taking this route should plan for additional congestion.

Parking

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.

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 [stop EM] in Manchester city centre. Buses will 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.

Check out the map with the nearest stops here.

Congestion on the roads may mean bus services take longer on match day. Consider allowing yourself a little extra time if you are intending to catch a service.

Train

The ground is also only a Metrolink ride (10 minutes) from Piccadilly Station in the city centre or a short walk away (25 minutes).

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

The RMT Union has announced rail strikes that impact travel on Avanti West Coast services between Manchester and London Euston on Sunday 11 December. If you are intending to travel by rail to the match, we strongly advise you to check your entire journey before you travel, both once the strike timetables are confirmed and on the day itself.

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

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!

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.

Useful Links

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