The David v Goliath tale every fan dreams of in the FA Cup will become a reality for Bristol City as they welcome Premier League champions Manchester City to BS3, in late February.
The two clubs will face off at Ashton Gate in the fifth round of the tournament, which Man City are favourites to lift come May. Every Robins fan (some who have started supporting the club since the draw was made) will be itching to get a ticket for what will be the biggest fixture Bristol City has held since Korey Smith’s iconic 93rd-minute winner against the red half of Manchester, Manchester United, in 2017. It’s the first meeting since January 2018 between these two sides, when they met in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, which Pep Guardiola’s side winning 5-3 on aggregate.
Both the men's and women's teams will face off with the Cityzens. The Women’s tie will take place on February 26 at the High Performance Centre, whilst the men will play on Tuesday, February 28 at 8.00 pm with the tie chosen for broadcast coverage on ITV.
More than 10,000 tickets have been sold on the first day of sales, with Season Ticket and Half-Season Ticket holders getting priority for the glamour match. No season ticket discount has been given for this tie, but fans have been able to choose their usual seats for the Championship, and have already filled more than a quarter of the stadium.
As for the remaining tickets on sale, the club has released some information on how to get have the best chance of securing a ticket to the games, with four stages of sales, beginning on Monday February 6, and finishing on Thursday, February 16.
Here is how you can get your hands on a ticket for Bristol City vs Man City:
The club states that: “Season Ticket and Half-Season Ticket holders and City Members will get priority access to tickets before they go on General Sale. Ticket information will be released in due course.
“Become a City Member now and get priority access to the men’s game against Manchester City. Among the benefits you will enjoy ticket priority, £5 off home Sky Bet Championship matches, a five per cent discount on food and drink at Ashton Gate and members' prices for Bristol Bears and Bristol Flyers tickets.
“Membership costs just £20 (plus a booking fee) and is available online or by calling supporter services on 0117 963 0600.”
PRIORITY ONE: 2022/23 Bristol City Season Ticket holders (Full and Half)
10am Monday, February 6th (Online Only)
- One ticket per Season Ticket holder or Half-Season Ticket holder
- Phone sales start at 10am on Wednesday, February 8th
- Season Ticket holders and Half-Season Ticket holders will have their current seat reserved until 10am on Friday, February 10th. Different seats can be selected at the time of booking.
PRIORITY TWO: 2022/23 Members (4+ City home games)
10am Friday, February 10th (Online Only)
- Members who have purchased match tickets for four or more Bristol City home games (men’s league and cup) in the 2022/23 season. One ticket per Member. This includes ticket purchases for fixtures yet to be played.
- Phone sales start at 10am on Monday, February 13th
PRIORITY THREE: All remaining 2022/23 Members
10am Tuesday, February 14th (Online and Phone)
- One ticket per Member
10am Thursday, February 16th (Online and Phone)
- In the unlikely event that any tickets remain after the first three priority periods, any remaining tickets will be made available on general sale
How many tickets have Manchester City been given?
Based in the Atyeo Stand, Manchester City have received an allocation of 3,414 tickets, including 20 wheelchair bays and a number of tickets for ambulant supporters. Away clubs are are allowed up to 15 per cent of all tickets for the stadium they are playing at. That is unless 15 per cent of the stadium exceeds 9,000.