Premier League: Manchester City to give Stadium tour in Mandarin for Chinese New Year
Premier League side Manchester City FC will welcome the ‘Year of the Monkey’ with the introduction of a brand new Stadium and Club tour in Mandarin.
Launching on 4 February in line with the city’s Chinese New Year Celebrations, the new tour reinforces the Club’s commitment to the Chinese market, following their recent partnership with state-backed Chinese investors, China Media Capital (CMC).
From 4 February, visitors to the Etihad Stadium will be treated to an exclusive 90 minute tour of the stadium accompanied by a native Mandarin speaking guide.
Children and adults will have the opportunity to visit the team dressing room and also sit in Manuel Pellegrini’s official press conference seat, exactly as seen on TV.
This new Mandarin offering from Manchester City FC is the first of its kind in the Premier League.
Speaking about this exciting new initiative, City striker Sergio Aguero said, "Having visited China on pre-season tour and seen first-hand how passionate our Chinese fans are, it’s fantastic to hear that we will now offer a Club tour in Mandarin."
"I’m sure the new tour will be a popular attraction for visitors and will allow them to see what goes on behind-the-scenes on a match day at the Etihad Stadium".
Introduced as a long term commitment from the Club, the tour will be a regular feature at the Etihad Stadium, available for visitors to book from April. The experience opens just as Manchester prepares for an influx of Chinese visitors following the announcement of a direct China to Manchester flight path.
From June Chinese fans will be able to fly direct to Manchester to see City in action as well as their rivals Manchester United, with the city as a whole expected to benefit.