Dubai: Expo 2020 Dubai will play host to the Premier League and Carabao Cup trophies on 18-19 October, as part of its partnership with Manchester City, the reigning champions in both competitions, and its partnership with Etisalat, with fans of all ages able to catch a glimpse of the sparkling silverware.
On both days, the trophies will be on display at the Aussie Park five-a-side pitch at Expo’s Sports, Fitness & Wellbeing Hub, as part of special City Football Schools sessions (from 1630 GST on 18 October and from 1530 GST on 19 October), with photo opportunities with the trophies after the session on 18 October.
Following the session on 19 October, the trophies will be transferred to Garden on 1, Sports Lounge in Expo 2020 Dubai for a Manchester City viewing party, with a fan club screening of the men’s team taking on Club Brugge in the UEFA Champion’s League, from 2045 GST.
Last month, Expo 2020 was unveiled as Manchester City’s new Training Kit Partner for the club’s men’s and women’s teams. Expo 2020 branding will appear across the Etihad Stadium and City Football Academy training facilities, as well as featuring on City’s content and digital platforms. Expo 2020 is also an official partner of the Manchester City esports team and features on the front of the esports kit.
As the show’s official premier partner, Etisalat is connecting a whole new world at Expo 2020 Dubai, and inviting fans on social media to come and see the trophies.
Manchester City is hosting daily football sessions at the Expo site, led by dedicated City coaching staff who apply the same training methodology used by the teams on the training pitches in Manchester. Representatives from the club and wider City Football Group network will also take part in bespoke Expo events over the coming months.
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 ten 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.