Outside the ground near the main club entrance is a memorial garden, which includes a tribute to former city player Marc-Vivien Foe.
In July 2011, the Club announced a ten year sponsorship deal with Etihad Airways to rename the stadium, to the Etihad stadium.
It is intended to also expand in a similar way the North Stand but in the meantime it will remain two-tiered with a row of executive boxes, running across the back of the stand just below the roof.
Both these ends are of the more traditional rectangular design.
Some away fans have suggested that it may be best to keep colours covered on making your way back to your transport.
These are located at either end of the level three seating in the East and Colin Bell stands.Capacity: 55,097 (all seated) Address: Rowsley St, Manchester M11 3FF Telephone: 01 Fax: 01 Ticket Office: 01 Stadium Tours: 01 (Option 4) Pitch Size: 116 x 77 yards Pitch Type: Grass Club Nickname: The Blues or Citizens Year Ground Opened: 2002* Undersoil Heating: Yes Shirt Sponsors: Etihad Airways Kit Manufacturer: Nike Home Kit: Sky Blue and White Away Kit: Navy and Sky Blue Third Kit: Green With Black Trim The Etihad stadium has a bowl design and is totally enclosed.Now expanded to a capacity of over 55,000 it has become one of the best stadiums in the country, not only in terms of size but also in its fantastic facilities.Please note that you are also likely to be searched by stewards at the turnstile entrance.See one of the world’s greatest football clubs play in their iconic home stadium – the San Siro in Milan!