Manchester City has a history dating back to 1880, when the Connell family created St Mark’s Cricket Club, the team that later became Manchester City Football Club.
We started playing at at Hyde Road before moving to Maine Road in 1923, where we stayed for 80 years before moving .
The Etihad Stadium was developed as part of the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games with funding from Sport England (National Lottery) and the Manchester City Council as well as the European Regional Development Fund and several Government programme sources. We moved into the the titled City of Manchester Stadium and made our new home in the 2003/04 season.
Throughout the 2014-15 season the South Stand expansion took place and was completed the following year. The expanded stadium, seating just short of 55,000 fans, was opened to a sold out crowd against Chelsea on the opening day of the 2015-16 season.
The record attendance is currently held for the game of City vs. Leicester 6 February 2016 with a attendance of 54,693