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Academy Stadium

The Academy Stadium is part of the Manchester City campus, which is next door to the club’s City of Manchester Stadium.

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⚽ Matches in Manchester

Sunday 10 July: Belgium vs Iceland (Group D, 17:00)
Thursday 14 July
: Italy vs Iceland (Group D, 17:00)
Monday 18 July
: Italy vs Belgium (Group D, 20:00)

All times BST

See all fixtures

  

🎒 Bag policy

You can only enter the stadium with bags no bigger than A4, so it's best if you don't bring a bag at all if possible.

Remember that umbrellas and professional cameras won’t be allowed in! For more details read over the stadium rules below. Also, check out the Prepping and Packing page for more tips.

🚉 Getting to the stadium

Make your way to the stadium well in advance of kick-off so you don’t miss any of the action on and off the pitch.

The gates at UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 games will open two hours prior to kick-off.

Please check our Travel and Transport page for more information about matchday travel during UEFA Women’s EURO 2022.

🗺️ Stadium Map

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🥤 Food and drinks

Top tip

Academy Stadium is a cashless stadium so please bring credit cards, debit cards or mobile devices that allow contactless payment.

  • You might be asked for ID as alcohol can only be served in England to those over 18.
  • As part of the Challenge 25 scheme, you may be asked to prove your age even if you’re over 18 but look under 25 – take it as a compliment for looking youthful!
  • Keep in mind it is against the law to consume alcohol within the stadium bowl or within sight of the pitch. Alcohol-free beers are also not permitted within the stadium bowl.

🚨 Water bottles update 11 July

Due to prolonged high temperatures across the UK, fans will be permitted to bring a single clear disposable water bottle (up to 500ml) to the remaining UEFA Women’s EURO group stage matches. Please don't bring re-usable or metallic bottles as they will be confiscated for safety reasons.

💡 Stadium rules

When planning your matchday, keep in mind that stadium rules for UEFA Women's EURO 2022 may differ from the usual regulations at the stadium.

Academy Stadium will operate a strict no smoking policy. This includes the use of tobacco and vaping products across all areas of the stadium.

More questions? You can download the full stadium rules as PDF below.

Download stadium rulesForbidden items

🛍️Fan Shops

There will be an official Fan Shop around the stadium, where you can stock up on all your favourite UEFA Women’s Euro gear such as t-shirts, player jerseys and individual match scarves.

💳 Payment should be made using VISA or other credit cards including contactless payments up to 100 GBP. No cash payments will be accepted.

Check out the Fan Shops FAQs below for all the details.👀

📍Location:

1 shop on the west side of the stadium

🕠Opening Hours:

Three hours before kick-off on all matchdays until one hour after final whistle.

Top tip

All the items you buy will be placed in an official UEFA Women’s EURO bag you will be allowed to take into the stadium. This won't affect your baggage allowance so you can still bring your A4-sized bag.

 

👋 Guidance at the stadium

Volkswagen Way Finders will be around Academy Stadium on matchdays, so if you need any assistance to find your entrance or have any questions, they will be able to give you directions and provide information.

👀 Safety and security

Security is a team effort. To make Academy Stadium safe for everyone, you may notice the security measures in place when you arrive. We’re screening everyone before they enter the stadium and carrying out bag searches.

As well as the security measures, we rely on you to be our extra eyes and ears. When you're on the way to the game and inside the stadium, be aware of your surroundings. Report anything that doesn't seem right to a steward. They'll know what to do and get it checked out. By doing this, you're doing your bit to keep everyone safe.

🙋 Frequently asked questions

Got a question about visiting Academy Stadium during UEFA Women's EURO 2022? Check out our FAQs below for answers to the most common queries.

Can I bring food or drinks inside UEFA Women's EURO 2022 venues?

Food and drink cannot be brought into the stadium unless you have a valid medical reason to do so.

Do babies need a match ticket?

Everyone will need a valid match ticket for entry, regardless of their age.

Do underage ticket holders need to be accompanied by an adult?

Ticket holders under the age of 16 can only enter with an accompanying adult, regardless of kick-off times.

Are there any restrictions on bringing medical items into venues?

If you need to bring something for medical reasons that’s not permitted according to the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 stadium rules, you can apply for an exemption by contacting access@mancity.com.

Can I leave the stadium once I enter and then come back in?

Re-entry is not permitted. If you choose to leave the stadium, you won’t be allowed back in.

What if I’m late to the match, can I still enter after kick-off?

Don’t worry, you will still be able to enter the stadium if you’re late as long as it is safe to do so.

Can I use any entrance to enter the stadium and get to my seat?

Please only use the entrance specified on your ticket. If you arrive at a different entrance, you will be turned away and asked to find yours.

What if my bag is larger than A4 or I’m planning to bring another oversized item?

Please don’t bring any oversized items as you won’t be allowed to take them inside the stadium.

Can I bring a baby stroller into the stadium?

The restricted bag policy also applies to baby strollers, which can’t be taken inside the venue. This is for safety reasons, as larger items can block the rows and emergency exit routes.

I have a question about accessibility at the stadium. Where can I get more information?

Check out our dedicated accessibility page for detailed information on accessibility services on matchday transport, at the stadium and throughout the city.

🛍️Fan Shops

Is payment at the Fan Shops by card only?

Yes, you can make purchases with VISA or with other credit cards (contactless up to 100GBP). Payment by cash will not be possible.

Can I take what I’ve bought into the stadium with me?

Yes, your merchandise will be placed in an official UEFA Women’s EURO clear bag that you will be able to bring into the stadium and which won’t count towards your baggage allowance.

Can I return items that I’ve bought?

Yes, you can return unworn products, with all the tags still attached, online within 30 days. Simply follow the instruction on the Returns Portal.

Is the click & collect option available for all matches?

No, the click & collect option is only available for the opening match at Old Trafford and for the final at Wembley Stadium. At all the other matches, you’ll be able to visit the official Fan Shops and do all your shopping on the spot or online.