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Man City FC launch new fan zone

Tue 10th Aug 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Premier League side Manchester City Football Club has launched a brand new pre-match entertainment zone - City Square.

The project which is the first of its kind at a Premier League club, is expected to lead the way how football clubs embrace their supporters in the build up to home matches.

The launch of City Square is expected to give City fans a vibrant and state-of-the-art match-day experience, located on Joe Mercer way outside the Citystore.  In addition to being a place for families to congregate before matches, it will also provide fans with entertainment. 

The space will feature giant media screens streaming specially edited and live video content, while the Club’s community arm – CITC - will provide match day activities for children.

City Square will boast the Summerbee and Star bar which will be kitted out with the latest technology enabling multiple pints to be poured in seconds.  The Blue Moon cafe will also be serving up a range of traditional northern favourites with a twist.  All of which will be under the cover of a series of specially designed waterproof canopies, designed to keep the fun in and the famous Manchester weather out.

BDP Project Director John Doyle, the architects commissioned to design City Square, said: “City Square is all about extending the pre-match build-up and excitement outside of the stadium and onto the surrounding concourse to bring fans together in a fanzone specially designed for their entertainment. It's about meeting friends, having something to eat and drink and being entertained in a family friendly atmosphere on the club’s doorstep.”

As City Square has been flexibly designed, it will also be used for non-match day events to provide entertainment and hospitality for up to five thousand customers and will have direct links to the new Metrolink station which opens in 2012.

City Square will officially kick off at 5pm on 23rd August, before City’s first home match against Liverpool.  Fans are invited to come on down and get the carnival atmosphere started in true City style.

 

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