Manchester City is set to host the Barclays Women’s Super League Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium later this season, and tickets are selling fast.
With the 2022/23 football season now well underway, and following what has been a summer to remember for the women’s game, Manchester City’s team of superstars have got a huge run of fixtures lined-up – but they’re already looking forward to the upcoming Manchester derby this December, and are set to welcome thousands of cheering fans to the Etihad Stadium as they face their local red rivals.
And with family tickets from just £18 for a family of four*, and the match taking place in the run-up to Christmas, it’s an ideal day out.
It will be the third time Manchester City’s women’s first team have played at the Etihad Stadium, and the second time the WSL Manchester derby has been held there too.
Although the Academy Stadium is the women’s team’s home stadium, City hosted Everton at the Etihad Stadium back in May 2014, before welcoming Manchester United in September 2019 and clinching a 1-0 win in front of a then WSL record crowd – and what still remains a club record – of 31,213 fans.
Derby matches are always known for having that extra competitive edge, especially in a city that’s as football obsessed asManchester.
And this upcoming game looks set to be no different.
A derby win is the chance to claim some bragging rights, the chance to feel a sense of pride in the shirt you’re wearing, and crucially, the chance to paint the city red or blue.
Manchester City Women’s head coach Gareth Taylor said the upcoming WSL Manchester derby is “something to look forward to this season”, and the fact that it’s being held at the Etihad Stadium is “amazing news” for the team.
“For the derby at the Academy Stadium earlier this year, it was amazing to see a sell-out crowd there and the demand for tickets was unbelievable,” he explained.
“A Manchester derby always has a little added spice, but to bring it back to the Etihad again – especially with the growth of the league over the last few seasons – will bring it to another level.”
Manchester City’s longtime captain Steph Houghton is also relishing the chance to face up to our cross-town rivals at the Etihad this season, and added that playing in the derby in front of over 31,000 people back in 2019 was one of her favourite moments in her City career “without a doubt”.
“The atmosphere that the fans created was just amazing and it was a day to remember for all of us who were involved,” Houghton recalled.
“As much as the Academy Stadium is our home and it was just incredible to see it sold out for the derby last season, having a bigger venue such as the Etihad Stadium will hopefully allow people who missed out last time to experience our Manchester derby in all its glory.”
Manchester City will face Manchester United in the Barclays WSL Manchester derby on Sunday 11 December 2022 – with kick-off at 12:30pm.
The incredible Manchester apartments where your rent includes a Jaguar
One of Manchester’s most beautiful places to live has just got even more desirable, with Moda, Angel Gardens adding a pair of luxury Jaguar cars to its list of resident perks.
Residents at the city centre apartment neighbourhood will now be able to have on-demand access to fully electric Jaguar I-PACE cars.
They can easily book out a car through their MyModa app, then take them out for a spin for up to 48 hours at a time.
It means that city centre-dwellers will easily be able to explore all that Greater Manchester has to offer, from the market towns on the region’s outskirts to the countryside that surrounds the city centre.
And it also means that Moda residents can have access to a car without the little stresses like finding a parking space.
The new private car-sharing pilot has launched at Moda neighbourhoods in both Manchester and Leeds this week.
Each Jaguar I-PACE booking includes concierge handover, charging, valeting, insurance, and vehicle ownership costs, as people embrace the sharing economy.
It’s part of Jaguar’s transition to become a leading provider of luxury experiences.
Since its debut, the Jaguar I-PACE – an all-electric SUV – has won more than 90 global awards, including the unprecedented treble at the 2019 World Car of the Year Awards. It won World Car Design of the Year, World Green Car AND World Car of the Year.
Oscar Brooks, executive director at Moda Living, said: “At Moda we are committed to sustainability and leading the industry transition to a low-carbon future, with the aim of achieving operational net zero carbon by 2030.
“This partnership with Jaguar offers our residents easy on-site access to an all-electric car, allowing them flexibility while being mindful of their carbon emissions, something which is another important step on that journey.
“Our longer-term aspiration is to provide access to sustainable transport to our growing 24,000 home pipeline.”
Rawdon Glover, managing director at Jaguar, said: “At Jaguar, we are carefully considering every aspect of our client journey as we progress to an all-electric luxury car company from 2025.
“As we explore alternatives to direct car ownership, this scheme provides a client centred mobility solution with on-demand concierge access to the all-electric I-PACE.
“Future Jaguar clients are continually looking for alternatives to car purchasing and we will closely monitor the success of this initiative and consider expanding across major cities around the world.”
Other amenities at Moda, Angel Gardens include a cinema room, rooftop sports pitch, a gym, co-working spaces and private dining rooms.
It’s also on the doorstep of Manchester’s vibrant city centre, with Pot Kettle Black coffee shop on its ground floor, and cultural hotspots like Band on the Wall, Mackie Mayor, and Ramona just across the road.