Published on September 21st, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
City launch Official Supporters Club Tours
With over 170 Manchester City Official Supporter’s Clubs, City’s appeal is now worldwide. The support of our members demonstrates that the loyalty and dedication of City fans stretches across the globe. We’re inviting our Official Supporters Club members, both local and international, to embark on an unforgettable journey at the Etihad Stadium – The Official Supporters Club Tour.
Join us on a bespoke experience at the Etihad Stadium, culminating in a ‘City Quiz’ inside the Press Conference room. Pit your wits against other Supporter’s Clubs, with the winning branch receiving a trophy in spectacular fashion at the end of the 2016/17 season.
The frontrunners are The Citizens of Sweden, the official Swedish Supporters Club branch, who enjoyed their behind-the-scenes experience at the Etihad the day before the last home game of the season against Arsenal. They demonstrated their impressive knowledge of ‘all things City’ inside the same Press Conference Room that new manager Pep Guardiola will be grilled in post-match from next season onwards.
During their access-all-areas visit, The Citizens of Sweden entered the stadium via the players’ match day entrance – the Colin Bell Stand reception. Visiting the Chairman’s Club, the Swedish branch sampled the same environment that Khaldoon Al Mubarak and Club guests enjoy VIP hospitality on a match day, before taking to their seats in the biggest Directors’ Seating Area in the Premier League – complete with padded and heated seats.
They then relived Sergio Aguero’s dramatic winner against QPR in 2012, the iconic goal securing our first league title in 44 years, inside our Exhibition Area – each branch member had the opportunity to hold and have a photo with the ball that the goal was scored with!
The vast difference in quality of home and away facilities were then explored by the Swedish branch, before a trip to the tunnel. They marched out to pitch-side with pride as if pulling on the blue shirt for real, and while unfortunately many of us won’t be lucky enough to represent Manchester City on the pitch – the competitive element was still evident during the ‘City Quiz’!
Joined by a City quizmaster, The Citizens of Sweden held their own and are now the frontrunners in a quest to claim the winners’ trophy at the end of the 2016/17 season.
As the day concluded, Anders Rosén, board member of The Citizens of Sweden, was beaming with delight at the entire branch’s experience: “We were very happy to have the opportunity to be the first supporter’s club to take part in the Official Supporters Club Tour. It was a clear highlight of the whole trip.
The members especially liked the quiz in the Press Conference room. It was nice to see younger and older supporters sit together and compete for our branch.
For some of the participants, it was their first time on a Stadium Tour. Others members had previously done several tours, but all could experience something new. We really recommend other branches to join this tour!”
The Official Supporters Club Tour
The Official Supporters Club Stadium and Club Tour is now available to book! Join us on what promises to be a fantastic day and an unforgettable experience at the Etihad Stadium. For more information please contact email@example.com or phone, +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 4, option 2).