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Established
1880 (137 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Manager
Pep Guardiola

Stadium/Home
City of Manchester Stadium
(62,000 Capacity)

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Location
Etihad Campus, Manchester

Keywords
Manchester City, Sky Blues

League
English Premier League

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Description

Manchester City Football Club is a Premier League football club in Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.

The club has played at the City of Manchester Stadium since 2003, having played at Maine Road from 1923. The club's most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, FA Cup, League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison.

After losing the 1981 FA Cup Final, the club went through a period of decline, culminating in relegation to the third tier of English football for the only time in their history in 1998. Having regained Premier League status, the club was purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group and has become one of the wealthiest in the world.

In 2011, Manchester City qualified for the UEFA Champions League and won the FA Cup. The following year, they won the Premier League, their first league title for 44 years. In 2014, they won the League Cup and a second Premier League title.

Team Members
Fernandinho
Danilo
Tosin Adarabio
Sergio Aguero
Claudio Bravo
Kevin De Bruyn
Fabian Delph
Brahim Díaz
Ilkay Gundogan
Gabriel Jesus
Vincent Kompan
Eliaquim Manga
Benjamin Mendy
Ederson Moraes
Nicolas Otamen
Leroy Sane
David Silva
Bernardo Silva
Raheem Sterlin
John Stones
Yaya Toure
Kyle Walker
Oleksandr Zinc

Stadium or Home

The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club. For the 2014/15 football season, the stadium has a reduced capacity of 45,500 due to expansion work. Capacity will increase to 62,000 from August 2015 making it the second-largest stadium in the Premier League and the ninth-largest in the United Kingdom.

The SportCity location, but with a larger stadium, had been proposed for the main athletics arena in Manchester's failed bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics. In the 2002 Commonwealth Games bid, the capacity for the Games was to be 38,000, and after the games it would be converted to be 48,000. The stadium was built by Laing Construction at a cost of £112 million and was designed and engineered by ArupSport. The design incorporated a highly complex yet elegant cable-stayed roof structure which is suspended by twelve exterior masts and attached cables.

To ensure the long-term future of the stadium after the Commonwealth Games, it was agreed in 1998 that Manchester City F.C. would lease the stadium from Manchester City Council as a replacement for Maine Road. The conversion from a track and field arena to a football stadium cost the city council £22 million and Manchester City £20 million The club moved into its new home during the summer of 2003.

In addition to athletics, the stadium has hosted the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, England football internationals, rugby league matches, boxing world title fights and music concerts, and will host one 2015 Rugby World Cup match.

In March 2014 work commenced on expansion with the south stand roof partially removed over the summer to allow construction to take place. The work is due to be completed by the beginning of the 2015/16 football season with capacity increasing to over 55,000. The expansion will coincide with development immediately adjacent to the stadium and the completion of the Etihad Campus training facility, Connell Sixth Form College and community hub which is partly funded by Manchester City.

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