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THE CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM

THE CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM is the new home of Manchester City Football Club, who moved in following its final completion during 2003. This is the main entrance just off Ashton Old Road. It was designed by Ove Arup International and built by Laing O'Rourke.

THE CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM was the focal point of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. To accommodate track and other sports, a gap was left at the north end, which was filled in during 2003. The vivid green pitch is encircled by gently curving terraces with seats in Manchester City's sky blue colour.

MANCHESTER CITY'S MAINE RD GROUND in Moss Side is pictured here shortly after the club vacated it. The stadium with its blue-painted exterior and rooftop arches will soon be just a memory. The building is to be taken down and replaced by new housing. Many items of memorabilia from the stadium have been sold.

THE CITY OF MANCHESTER STADIUM offers spectacular views in all directions. Here we are looking east towards the Velodrome. The Pennines are visible in the distance, with old terraced housing behind, and the Asda petrol station at the front. The new Sportcity Living apartments by Countryside Properties have appeared on the left. The Ashton Canal runs behind them.

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