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Manchester City Football Club is an English Premier League football club who play at the City of Manchester Stadium. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark's (West Gorton), they became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 before settling on the club name of Manchester City Football Club in 1894.
The club's most successful period was in the late 1960s and early 1970s when they won the League Championship, the FA Cup, the League Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup under the management team of Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison and with players including Colin Bell, Mike Summerbee and Francis Lee.In 2012, the club won the Premier League with a last-minute goal from Sergio Aguero, beating rivals Manchester United to the title on goal difference and ending their 44-year wait for the English football championship.
The club's decline led to relegation twice in three years in the 1990s, spending the 1998–99 season in the third tier of English football for the first and only season in their 117 year history. The club has since regained top flight status, the level at which they have spent the majority of their history.
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Manchester Piccadilly is the closest main line station to SportCity and is approximately a 20 to 30 minute walk from the City of Manchester Stadium.
Ashburys is a smaller station situated to the south on Alan Turing Way and is a 15 minute walk to the stadium.
There are many and frequent services to SportCity from all directions.
Direct services to the stadium are:
53, 54, 185, 186, 216, 217, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, X36 and X37.
For information and an on-line Journey Planner or call +44 (0) 161 228 7811 or 0870 608 2 608