|Full name||Manchester City Academy Stadium|
|Location||Sportcity, Manchester, England|
|Owner||Manchester City F.C.|
|Operator||Manchester City F.C.|
|Opened||8 December 2014|
|Construction cost||£200 million (total value of training facilities)|
|Main contractors||BAM Construction|
| Manchester City F.C. EDS and Academy |
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Academy Stadium is a football stadium in Manchester, England, forming part of the Etihad Campus. Announced on 19 September 2011 as part of an 80-acre training facility to cater for around 400 youth players at a time,the campus was completed in late 2014 and unveiled on 8 December 2014. The stadium, known simply as Academy Stadium, was inaugurated by students of Manchester Metropolitan University, who played the official first games on the pitch on 14 December 2014.
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