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The Etihad Stadium is home to Manchester City, one of the city's much beloved football clubs (or soccer teams to Americans). This stadium is one of the U.K.'s largest, with the capacity to seat 47,805 rowdy spectators. If you're able to view a match, be sure to wear a light blue shirt and don't even think about badmouthing the home team — Manchester City fans are a very loyal bunch. They're also very fond of their stadium. One TripAdvisor user compared Etihad Stadium to paradise, saying: "This is my favourite place in the whole world. The service at the bars at half time is woeful, and you can't smoke, but […] it's such a magical environment."
But if you can't make a game, you could stop by for a 70-minute guided tour that takes you behind the scenes from the media conference room to the entrance tunnel. The stadium is open for exploration seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays), and guided tours are offered between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. (3 p.m. on Sundays).
Ticket prices for watching a football match vary by seat and the game. The stadium tour costs £14 GBP (or about $23.50 USD) for adults. You'll find the stadium off Ashton New Road, and it's accessible via the Etihad Campus Metrolink tram stop. For more information on upcoming games and ticket rates, visit the Etihad Stadium website.
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