Manchester City are set to bring the excitement of the UEFA Champions League final back home for their loyal supporters who are unable to make the trip to Istanbul.
Pep Guardiola’s side has a busy schedule ahead, with the FA Cup final against Manchester United followed by the European showpiece against Inter Milan a week later.
With limited tickets available for the final in Turkey, City has taken the initiative to broadcast the match in Manchester’s city centre.
Man City are set to broadcast the UCL final at Depot Mayfield in Manchester city centre. With a capacity of 6,000, tickets will be made up of supporters, guests, and staff, with Man City expected to announce details later in the week. pic.twitter.com/SNLpTROCMx— Victor ⚽ (@astoria_wire) May 30, 2023
The Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, the venue for the Champions League final, has allocated just under 20,000 tickets for Manchester City fans.
However, this number falls short of the demand from the passionate City faithful.
In order to ensure that supporters don’t miss out on this historic occasion, the club has decided to screen the match at Depot Mayfield, a popular venue with a capacity of 6,000.
The choice of Depot Mayfield as the venue for the screening was influenced by the fact that the Etihad Stadium, Manchester City’s home ground, will be hosting a concert by R&B star The Weeknd on the same night.
Given the prior engagement, it was not possible to use the City Football Academy, located across the road from the Etihad Stadium, as they did for the screening of the 2021 Champions League final, which City lost to Chelsea.
Depot Mayfield has a history of hosting large-scale events and has become a popular spot in Manchester for broadcasting important sporting fixtures.
During the winter months, the venue beamed all of England’s World Cup matches, creating an electric atmosphere for football enthusiasts.
In addition, Depot Mayfield is renowned for hosting the iconic club nights of the Warehouse Project, further cementing its status as a vibrant and versatile location.
While the details of the screening at Depot Mayfield are yet to be announced, it is expected that the 6,000 tickets will be distributed among supporters, guests, and staff.
For those unable to secure tickets to the game in Istanbul, the screening at Depot Mayfield will undoubtedly provide an exhilarating atmosphere and a chance to witness history in the making.
The screening at Depot Mayfield will undoubtedly unite thousands of City supporters, who will cheer on their team as they strive to claim European glory.