The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home ground of Manchester City Football Club and with a domestic football capacity of 55,097, the fourth-largest in the Premier League and eighth-largest in the United Kingdom.
Built to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the stadium has since staged the 2008 UEFA Cup Final, England football internationals, rugby league matches, a boxing world title fight, the England rugby union team’s last match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and summer music concerts during the football off-season. (Wikipedia).
Highest official attendance: 47,435 v QPR, 13/05/2012
Highest non-football Attendance: 60,000 Oasis Concert 02/07/2005
Highest Average Attendance: 47,044 2011-12 season
First Game: Manchester City v Barcelona 10/08/2003
First League Game: Manchester City v Portsmouth 23/08/2003