Manchester City celebrate anniversary by launching a new history-rich tour for fans 125 years after the club changed its name from Ardwick AFC
- Manchester City will celebrate their 125-year anniversary on Tuesday
- The club officially changed its name from Ardwick AFC on April 16, 1894
- To celebrate their birthday City are launching a new tour at the Etihad Stadium
- It will feature a history exhibition, plus augmented reality in the press room
Manchester City are celebrating their 125-year anniversary by launching a new tour at the Etihad Stadium.
‘Ardwick Association Football Club’ officially became Manchester City on April 16, 1894 and the new tour will feature an exhibition which is rich in history.
But there will also be futuristic elements, including augmented reality in the press room which will allow visitors to ‘interact’ with manager Pep Guardiola.
Manchester City are launching a new tour at the Etihad Stadium to celebrate their birthday
The club officially changed its name from ‘Ardwick AFC’ 125 years ago on April 16, 1894
Fans will be able to ‘interact’ with manager Pep Guardiola (right) through augmented reality
The tour includes 3D holographic content too, as well as a 360-degree cinema screen.
Chief operating officer, Omar Berrada said: ‘Announcing the “Manchester City Tour” today is the perfect way to mark the Club’s 125th birthday, recognising our rich history and heritage, and celebrating the journey that the club and our fans have been on together.
‘We’re delighted to have created a tour that brings together physical artefacts and technology for the first time, giving our fans an opportunity to immerse themselves with the Manchester City story in a unique way. We hope that it will make for an unforgettable experience.’
Among those physical artefacts is an official certificate that documents the club’s name change in 1894.
A 360-degree cinema screen will give fans a spectacular matchday view of the stadium
With 3D holographic content, visitors will be able to see how the club’s crest has changed
Handheld media guides will be provided and they will incorporate audio and video for fans
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