EXPO 2020 DUBAI INVITES CITY FANS TO LIVE SCREENING OF THE MANCHESTER DERBY WITH SPECIAL GUEST NIGEL DE JONG

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  • Expo 2020 Dubai is proudly hosting a live screening of the Manchester derby
  • City Fans can attend the free-to-enter event within Expo 2020 Dubai on 6th March at Festival Garden
  • Man City legend Nigel de Jong will also be in attendance for a live Q&A

Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai invites Manchester City fans to a live screening of the Manchester derby.

Beginning at 7:00pm (GST) on 6th March at Festival Garden, City fans can enjoy a full evening of fun for all, with Club legend Nigel de Jong set to join supporters for a live Q&A.

Former Dutch international Nigel de Jong was part of the backbone of the Man City side that lifted the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League trophy in 2012. A huge fan favourite, his 137 appearances for the Club left a lasting impression.

Official City mascot Moonbeam will join supporters for the build-up to the game and young fanatics can also enjoy face painting, the chance to win exclusive prizes and a live performance from the Middle East’s best footballing freestyler Ammar Freez.

With the match set to kick off at 20:30, supporters can attend the free-to-enter live screening event within Expo 2020 Dubai and cheer on Pep Guardiola’s side as they take on the Reds.

Food and beverage stalls will also be available to fans throughout the event as part of Expo 2020 Dubai’s BBQ festival where you’ll find stands from world-class chefs, international brands and regional favourites, along with live bands all weekend long and kids activities: guaranteed fun for the whole family!

Fans wearing the club’s shirt able to receive a free selected beverage voucher at the venue on matchday.

All supporters will be required to purchase a ticket to enter the Expo 2020 Dubai site and present either proof of vaccination status or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. Visitors can also download the Expo 2020 Dubai pass on their Al Hosn app to access Expo 2020 Dubai.

About Manchester City Football Club:

Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark’s West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners’ Cup, seven League Championship titles, including five Premier League titles (2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2021), and six FA Cups. Manchester City FC is one of 11 clubs comprising the City Football Group and counts New York City FC and Melbourne City FC among its sister clubs.

Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women’s Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games.

About Expo 2020
From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will welcome visitors from every corner of the globe to join the making of a new world, as it brings together the planet in one place to reimagine tomorrow.

  • With the purpose of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will be the world’s most impactful global incubator for new ideas, catalysing an exchange of new perspectives and inspiring action to deliver real-life solutions to real-world challenges
  • Expo 2020 will provide a visually striking, intellectually enlightening and emotionally inspiring 182 days, as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – create the largest and most diverse World Expo ever
  • Expo 2020’s sub-themes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability will inspire visitors to preserve and protect our planet, explore new frontiers and build a better future for everyone
  • Expo is committed to building a more equitable and just world for everyone, while keeping visitors safe by following the latest guidance of the world’s leading medical, science and health experts
  • Expo 2020 is the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, located on a 4.38 sqkm site adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South
  • Built with a meaningful and measurable long-term legacy in mind, the Expo site will transform into District 2020 – a model global community that will rethink the cities of the future – after Expo 2020 closes its doors