Travel update for FA Community Shield August 06 - Manchester City FC

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Community Shield: Travel & Ticket Information

  • 09 August 2012 16:22
  • Posted by Chris Eccles

We are now able to provide ticket collection details and information for supporters travelling to Villa Park by coach or car.

Travelling by Car or Coach

The FA have advised those supporters who are travelling to Villa Park by car or coach to only park in the car parks that have been allocated to the Club. See map and directions for full details of parking and coach travel information. Supporters who have pre-booked disabled car parking should proceed to the Villa Village Car Park located at the North End of the Stadium. Supporters using satellite navigation should follow the post-codes to the recommended car parks AND NOT to Villa Park Stadium.

Supporter Services

Representatives from the Supporter Services Team will be on-site at Villa Park and will be based at the Villa Village Ticket Office.  The facility will be open from 9:30am to 1:45pm. Supporter Services at the Etihad Stadium will open from 9am to 2pm. The City Store at both the Etihad Stadium and Market Street in Manchester will be open as normal on Sunday from 11am.

Ticket Information

Although the game is sold out, some hospitality packages are still available offering you the chance to enjoy the game in style.  Prices start from £200 per person (plus VAT). More information and booking details can be found on the Aston Villa website.  Please note these hospitality packages are booked directly with Aston Villa and all bookings are subject to the terms & conditions of Aston Villa Football Club.

Collecting Duplicate Tickets

Supporters who are collecting duplicate tickets will have already received a letter from the Club outlining the process to follow. Key points to note:

  • The ticket(s) that have been lost have had their barcode deactivated on the venue’s access control system and will therefore not allow supporters in possession of such tickets to access Villa Park.
  • Tickets may be collected from the Villa Village Ticket Office from 9:30am on Sunday 12 August. We strongly advise all supporters to have collected their ticket(s) by 12:00noon on Sunday. Failure to do so may result in delays in entering Villa Park. 
  • You will need to present the correspondence you were sent from the Club along with a form of identification.

Official Coach Travel

For Supporters who have booked official coach travel to Villa Park: 

Thomas Cook – Supporters who have booked with our official travel partner, Thomas Cook Sport, should be at the departure point by 9:15am. Coaches will depart from the Etihad Stadium, North Car Park ‘G’.

Official Supporters Club -  For supporters who have booked with the OSC, your departure points and times are as follows:

Moston Lane - 8:30am
Etihad Stadium (Bus stop at Gate 11) - 8:45am
Chorlton Street (City Centre) - 9:00am
St Crispins (Lloyd Street, Fallowfield) - 9:15am 

The Ticket Office and Supporter Services are open Monday - Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm (closed Sunday & Bank Holiday). Both facilities will open on the day of all scheduled First Team home fixtures and Supporter Services will open for all scheduled First Team away fixtures until kick-off.

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