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Manchester City launch first team experience for fans

Manchester City has launched an exclusive, access all areas pass of City Football Academy’s first team facility, allowing fans to peek behind at the scenes and walk in the footsteps of the players.

The First Team Experience Tour will give City fans the chance to see the inner workings of the impressive facility and gain a deeper insight into its first team and how players train and prepare for each match.

Only available during selected dates over the 2017/18 season, the tour is hosted by the Club’s former Kit Manager, Les ‘Chappy’ Chapman.

The three-hour tour promises plenty of fascinating stories, facts and anecdotes from the man that worked behind-the-scenes for nearly two decades. A Club spokesperson said:

Manchester City has always prided itself on allowing fans to get closer to the club they love.  Whether it’s behind-the-scenes content like CityTV’s Inside City and Tunnel Cam, or in person with Family Fun Days in the indoor pitch before games for kids, there is something for everyone.

As the Club’s most intimate and premium tour experience, fans are guided through the players changing rooms, where it isn’t uncommon to see Vincent Kompany’s kit freshly hung on a clothes peg; and the boot room where an array of brightly coloured, freshly worn, boots show clear signs of dedication and determination, having been hung straight from the training pitch.

Guests will then be taken on a guided tour of the gym areas, the 16.5 pitches that occupy the ground and the analysis theatre where tactics and game play are discussed.

The event culminates with a tour of the players’ private lounge, followed by dinner in the team restaurant.

Guests are treated to a scrumptious 3-course buffet, curated by the team chef and the menu is packed full of nutritional, healthy options normally served to suit the individual tastes and dietry requirements of each first team City player.

As the Club’s pinnacle stadium experience, the First Team Experience Tour offers unrivalled and unmissable access for City fans looking for an immersive experience.

Kicking off in the Etihad Stadium, with a unqiue drinks reception in the state-of-the-art circular first team dressing room, fans are able to soak up the atsmophere and unwind.

In addition to the dressing room, the player warm-up rooms have also been redesigned to align them with their 5-star training facilities across the road in CFA, along with the all-new Tunnel Club which offers the most premium hospitality experience in Premier League football.

Manchester City’s First Team Experience Tour is a professionally guided three hour tour.  Tickets costs £199 per person.

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