Away Day Guide – Man City
We’re still in the Cup, but it’s City away. What the heck – the tickets are cheap, Fulham are flying and anything could happen. Here’s your guide for those making the journey northwards for February 5th, 3PM.
Tickets go on sale to season ticket holders on Thursday 20 January at 10am priced at £10 for adults, senior citizens and 18-21 year-olds and £5 for under 18s and members from Monday 24 January. All remaining tickets go on general sale on Wednesday 26 January priced at £15 for adults, £10 for senior citizens, 18-21 year-olds and £5 for under-18s. Tickets can be purchased via the Fulham website or by calling the ticket office on 0203 871 0810. Fulham’s initial allocation is 3,055 – with blocks 113 and 114 in level one comprising the safe standing allocation, featuring rail seating.
GETTING TO THE ETIHAD STADIUM
Exit the M6 at Junction 19 and take the A556 towards Stockport before joining the M56. Continue onto the M60 passing Stockport and heading on towards Ashton Under Lyne. Come off the M60 at Junction 23 and take the A635 towards Manchester. Come off onto the A662 (Ashton New Road) towards Droylsden and Manchester. Stay on the A662 for around three miles and you will reach the Etihad Stadium on your right.
The Etihad Stadium has the Etihad Campus Metrolink stop on the East Manchester line, which is just five minutes walk from the away end. Trams run from Victoria or Piccadilly railway stations, or Market Street or Piccadilly Gardens in the city centre. They run every six minutes on a matchday and the journey is around eight minutes (£3 for adults; £1.40 for children).
The closest railway station is Ashburys, which is about five minute train ride from Manchester Piccadilly. It is about a fifteen minute walk from Ashburys to the Etihad Stadium. Turn left out of the station, continue up the road and the stadium will appear on the left.
It is about a 25 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly to the ground. If you exit via the Fairfield taxi rank, walk under the railway over bridge, then left into Travis Street and continuing into Adair Street, taking a left at the end and turning right into Pollard Street. Continue along Pollard Street onto the A662 Ashton New Road and the stadium will come into view on your left hand side. Taxis will cost about £8 or you can get buses (216, 231 or 53) from Piccadilly Gardens.
Coaches will leave Motspur Park and Craven Cottage at 7.30am priced at £30 for adult season ticket holders and members and £20 for children and concessions. General sale coach tickets will cost £35 for adults and £25 for children.
The immediate vicinity of the Etihad Stadium offers no established away pubs and most of the pubs around Piccadilly are usually home supporters only on matchdays as well. Away supporters are advised to drink or dine in the Printworks, near to Victoria station and use the tram to travel to the ground.
The most popular place for Fulham fans to drink before, during or after a Manchester away game remains Duffy’s Bar (398 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, M21 8AD) in Chorlton, a popular sport-themed venue that is run by a Fulham-supporting landlord, Peter, and there is a selection of Fulham memorabilia on the walls.