Community Facilities & Access
For everyone, all year round
Manchester City Football Club is firmly rooted within its community and our award winning City in the Community scheme touches 220,000 lives a year.
Our plans enable the scheme, together with our partners Etihad Airways, to widen its community programs around Football, Health and Activity, Community Cohesion and Skills and Enterprise.
The Club has already provided additional football facilities to be used by more than 10,000 local young people a year at the Football and Tennis Centre adjacent to the Etihad Campus and use of the 7,000 capacity stadium and certain pitches on the site will increase that figure substantially.
Significantly, Manchester City Football Club have donated 5.5 acres of the 80 acre site to further community use, which, led by Manchester City Council and reflecting local feedback, includes the building of education and community leisure facilities.
Connell College ‘topping out’ event
The education facility on the CFA site, The Connell Sixth Form College, held a ‘topping out’ ceremony in January to mark the progress of the build to date. The practice, which can be traced to ancient Scandinavia, is used to celebrate important junctures in the construction of buildings. The event was attended by representatives from the Club, Manchester City Council and the college.
Beswick Leisure Centre celebration event
The Beswick Leisure centre has also held a celebration event to mark the progress of their build. On Monday 3rd February, Manchester City Football Club, Manchester City Council, local community groups and others attended a ceremony which involved the burying of a time capsule to commemorate the project. Memorabilia donated by the club included amongst other items, a match day programme from the latest fixture at the Etihad Stadium.