Fuelled by the support of Sheikh Mansour, one of football’s wealthiest owners, Manchester City have shot to the sport’s top table, with fans flocking to watch their star-studded team.
It was only a few years ago that City were considered Manchester’s second team, living in the shadows of their decorated local rivals United, but the worm has turned dramatically since the club were taken over by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008. However, due to their rise in fortunes, getting a chance to watch them in the flesh can now be a bit of a challenge. However, there are still some online resources where you can pick up a ticket – if you’re willing to pay the inflated fees. Here are two of the best.
Ticketgum are currently our favourite choice for purchasing Man City tickets online. When we searched for the 2022/23 season, the sports tickets broker had excellent availability for all games at the Etihad. As an example, we found tickets starting at £99 GBP for a game against Southampton in early October. However, for more prestigious fixtures, such as against Man Utd or Liverpool, you’re likely to need to pay a fair bit more.
Boasting a very good Trustpilot rating, the company works with a vast network of suppliers, with the tickets on sale usually advertised by fans who can’t attend games and are looking to resell their tickets. This means that Ticketgum receive the tickets prior to reselling them, so there’s almost no risk of fakes. Tickets are usually delivered 2 to 3 days before the fixture at the latest. When it comes to collection, Ticketgum have designated locations within easy reach of the stadium where you can pick up your tickets and they also have a hotel delivery service for those staying overnight ahead of the match.
Live Football Tickets
Active on the online tickets resale market for more than a decade, Livefootballtickets are another well regarded company where you can buy tickets for Man City home games. While they charge slightly higher fees than Ticketgum, we found they tend to offer an even bigger selection of tickets for certain games. One big perk is that the website often lets you buy up to 4 tickets for seats next to each other – perfect for families or friends wanting to attend a game together. During our searches for Man City games for this season, tickets were available for all home fixtures, with prices starting at just £45 GBP for lower profile games such as Chelsea vs Brighton in late October. The site also offers a “150%” money-back guarantee if, for any reason, you don’t receive your tickets, or can’t access the stadium.
P1 Travel are our top pick for hospitality tickets for Man City games. They offer everything from single tickets to luxury hospitality lounge packages that include perks such as food and beverages, lounge access, and padded seats for watching the action – with seats guaranteed next to each other so you can sit alongside family, friends or colleagues. Another advantage is that because P1 have a fixed allocation for each match, they can deliver all the tickets they sell, meaning a safe booking is guaranteed. At Man City there are three hospitality options available: The Vermilion, a hospitality venue located a quick walk from the stadium, the 93:20 lounge and the Legends Suite, both situated at the stadium. Depending on the prestige of the game and the package you choose, prices can start at around £75 and rise to almost £1,000