|Location||Sportcity, Manchester, England|
|Owner||Manchester City Council|
|Operator||Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust|
|Construction cost||£3.5 million|
|Architect||Faulkner Browns with TTH Architects|
|Main contractors||John Laing|
Paralympic World Cup (2005–present)
Belle Vue Racers
Manchester City Reserves (2003–2010)
Manchester City Women(2003–2014)
Northwich Manchester Villa (2015–2016)
Manchester Central F.C. (2016–present)
Manchester Rangers (2015–present)
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