Survey reveals Manchester City as the champion of match day experience

Etihad Stadium

Manchester City have come out on top in the latest fan experience survey.

A new survey carried out but the Premier League and VisitFootball has seen the reigning title holders come on winners in regards to which top flight club gives supporters the best match day experience.

The surgery measured the accessibility for disabled supporters, stadium hospitality, pre-match entertainment, food, stewarding and how welcome fans felt in the ground.

City had the league's best marks for hospitality experience, and came in second place for disability access and third place for visiting supporter experience, which must be some achievement because many away fans go to the Etihad to more often than not, watch their team lose!

This latest accolade for the Citizens comes of the back of winning the Premier League Match Attenders Survey, in which they again had the highest score of the entire league with 4.47 out of 5.

It was the facilities, sight lines, cleanliness and catering that put the Eithad Stadium ahead of the rest of the Premier League in the Match Attenders Survey.

Danny Wilson, director of sales, service and operations for MCFC, said: “We are extremely proud to be recognised in this way.

"It reflects the hard work that the staff off the pitch undertake and the part they play in ensuring that everyone who attends a match at the Etihad Stadium has a match day experience to remember.

“Having been awarded the first position overall for the 2012-13 season by VisitFootball, we knew this would be no easy task to retain. We must therefore acknowledge all of the other clubs, their staff and the great work that they do.

"We thank them for looking after our supporters when they travel away. We’re very much looking forward to the start of the 2014-15 season and delivering the City match day experience.”

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