Everything on offer at the Manchester Women’s derby this Sunday

The Etihad Campus is packing in a lot of fun for derby day.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 7th December 2022

Derby day in the Barclays Women’s Super League is just days away and with both sides of Manchester a game in hand on league leaders Chelsea, there’s some serious leverage to play for.

With just three points separating red and blue and Manchester City on a run of eight-straight victories, it’s all set up to be a blockbuster.

Moreover, while you always know you’re in store for some top-notch football when it comes to the Manchester Women’s derby, the Etihad Campus has plenty more in store.

Here’s what you can expect from the derby day on Sunday, 11 December.

What’s on offer at the Etihad Campus?

Upon arriving at the Etihad, food and drink will be available to from a number of different vendors around City Square from 10:00am, with the official welcome ceremony getting underway at 10:30.


Presenters for the day will guide you through all of the pre-match talking points and will also be joined by legendary goalkeeper Karen Bardsley on stage, who made over a century of appearances for the club.

With both City and United boasting nine Euro 2022-winning Lionesses between them, fans can visit the Cityzens hub to have their photo taken with the trophy ahead of kick-off and even create their own Dream Team video.


You can also get involved in a number of other activities such as penalty shootouts, table tennis and its football equivalent, ‘futtoc’ (we know at least one of you had played some form of foot tennis).

Just after the players arrive at approximately 11am and those enjoying the Blue carpet experience are cheering on their heroes as they enter the Etihad Stadium, you can also watch the Battle of the Bands, with local band Strawberry Lemonade playing live at 12pm.

The off-pitch fun continues after half-time

Supporters on both sides are advised to make their way to their seats by 12:15 in preparation for the Etihad Campus’ exciting pre-match fireworks display, which will set the tone for a captivating encounter.


But the matchday experience continues at half-time, with those in the crowd able to take part in a half-time quiz and even be in with the chance of winning an exclusive holiday which will be revealed on the day.

Here’s your full schedule of pre-match and half-time festivities:

Manchester Women's derby day activities
Manchester Women’s derby day itinerary (Credit: Manchester City)

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It promises to be a memorable day out for all involved, with adult tickets available to purchase from £8 and under 18s costing just £4.

Seats are still available but selling fast, so grab your tickets to the WSL Manchester derby HERE while you still can.

We also had the pleasure of chatting to Manchester City Women‘s captain Steph Houghton ahead of the big day.


Safe to say she’s more than ready for the derby.

The Manchester Women’s derby kicks off at 12:30pm on Sunday, 11 December.

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