Manchester FA has now relocated their headquarters to the Etihad Campus, moving from their home of five years at Manchester City’s former youth academy site in Fallowfield.
The move comes as the 200-acre Etihad Campus enters its next phase of development to become a national sporting centre of excellence, as well as a leisure and entertainment district.
The new offices will be based in the Manchester Tennis and Football Centre, where they will join neighbours Manchester City FC, British Cycling and England Squash, together with English Lacrosse, Basketball England, GB Taekwondo and other sporting, educational and community organisations such as Eastlands Trust and GreaterSport.
The Rugby Football League recently confirmed their new headquarters will be located on the campus, with Manchester Metropolitan University also planning to establish an Institute of Sport adjacent to the Etihad Stadium.
Colin Bridgford, CEO of Manchester FA, said: “We are going to be at the heart of a sporting hub, working alongside other National Governing Bodies, academic institutions, athletes and professional sports teams. To be part of this elite environment, close to the centre of the city, makes perfect sense for the Manchester FA and the football family in Manchester.”
Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure for Manchester City Council, said: “This is another welcome example of a significant sporting institution gravitating to the Etihad Campus. As the home of a world-class cluster of sports and leisure facilities, for both elite and grassroots use, this area has established itself as a UK sporting epicentre, supporting the wider regeneration of the city.”