SJ8698 : Joe Mercer Way, City of Manchester Stadium

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Droylsden, Tameside, Great Britain

Joe Mercer Way, City of Manchester Stadium
Joe Mercer Way, City of Manchester Stadium
Approaching the City of Manchester (Etihad) Stadium along Joe Mercer Way as it crosses the Ashton Canal.

The stadium was originally built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. After the Games, The stadium was leased to Manchester City FC as a replacement for their old ground at Maine Road. In 2010, the club announced that the stadium would be renamed "The Etihad Stadium" as part of a sponsorship deal.

It is currently the fifth-largest stadium in the Premier League and the twelfth-largest in the UK, with a seating capacity of 47805. The club are considering ways in which this could be increased to compete with rivals United, whose ground holds in excess of 76000 spectators (LinkExternal link The Telegraph, October 2011).
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8676 9869 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0854N 2:12.0595W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8674 9881
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Manchester City  Etihad Stadium  City of Manchester Stadium  Eastlands  Sports Venue  Etinad Campus  Etihad Campus 

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