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| 29 Apr ||West Ham || - ||Man City|| || London Stadium|
| 06 May ||Man City || - ||Huddersfield Town|| || City of Manchester Stadium|
| 09 May ||Man City || - ||Brighton|| || City of Manchester Stadium|
| 13 May ||Southampton || - ||Man City|| || St Mary|
| 22 Apr ||Man City ||5 - 0 ||Swansea|| || City of Manchester Stadium|
| 14 Apr ||Tottenham ||1 - 3 ||Man City|| || White Hart Lane|
| 07 Apr ||Man City ||2 - 3 ||Man United|| || City of Manchester Stadium|
| 31 Mar ||Everton ||1 - 3 ||Man City|| || Goodison Park|
| 12 Mar ||Stoke ||0 - 2 ||Man City|| || bet365 Stadium|
Manchester City Football Club is a football club in Manchester, England. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894. The club's home ground is the City of Manchester Stadium in east Manchester, to which it moved in 2003, having played at Maine Road since 1923.Team Members
Manchester City first played in the top-tier of the Football League in 1899 and won their first major honour with the FA Cup in 1904. The club's most successful period was from 1968 to 1970, when it 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 its history in 1998. Having regained their Premier League status in the early 2000s, Manchester City was purchased in 2008 by Abu Dhabi United Group for £210 million, receiving considerable investment. The club went on to win the Premier League in 2012, 2014, and 2018.
Manchester City has the fifth-highest revenue in football, at €527.7 million in 2016–17. Forbes magazine ranks it as the world's fifth-most valuable football club, worth US$2.08 billion. In 2015, a 13.79% stake purchase of the club's parent company, City Football Group (CFG), by the CITIC Group for £265 million valued it at $3 billion.
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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. Fanart