Over the next four nights in Manchester, around 240,000 music fans will flock to see Ed Sheeran for his big concerts at the Etihad Stadium. For those unfamiliar with the city or venue, it’s always nice to know what the food and beverage options will be at the stadium itself.
And luckily for those going to the concert, there are a wealth of food and beverage options inside and outside the grounds that you can enjoy. The stadium, home to the Premier League champions, Manchester City, hosts a complete fan zone area with a mix of independent food and beverage operators.
Here you can get everything from Northern Soul’s famous grilled cheese sandwich to Ancoats’ finest hip-hop-chippy fish and chips. There are also a wealth of food and beverage options as you enter the stadium.
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Drinks are on the expensive side though, so be prepared to pay anywhere from £ 5.75 to £ 6.80 for a pint of beer and around £ 6.50 for a glass of wine and £ 7 for spirits and blender. Soft drinks cost from £ 2.50 for bottles of water and £ 3.50 for soft drinks.
Food ranges from £ 3.50 for chips, £ 6 for burgers and £ 5.50 for grilled cheese sandwiches and £ 7 for vegan hot dogs. There are a multitude of different stalls covering different needs, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.
Global guitar star Ed will go on stage around noon. 20:00 every night at the Etihad Stadium concerts, although the doors open for ticket holders to go into the ground from kl. 16.00 for the concerts on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Manchester. So here we have taken a look at the options inside and outside the stadium to help you decide where to have a snack.
It is also worth noting that you are not allowed to take any of your own food and drink into the stadium, so if you bring your own food to eat, this must be ingested before going to your seats.
City Square Fanzone
There are plenty of food and beverage outlets around the City Square Fanzone, which you will find as soon as you walk from the Etihad Stadium tram stop. For those entering the stadium from the entrances of Ashton New Road, you can find the Fanzone between the A and Z doors into the stadium.
Here you will find a wealth of large outdoor bars where you can buy a mix of alcoholic beverages, wines, local brewed beers and soft drinks.
Drinks in the Craft Beer stall include Hoppy Pale Ale, Bones Lager and Neck Oil for £ 6.80 a pint. At the neighboring stand for gin you look at a Classic G&T for £ 7.50 or £ 11.50 for a large.
Food stalls include Northern Soul-grilled cheese with their famous melting sandwich. Their offerings include the classic sandwich for £ 6, Mac Attack (with mac n cheese) for £ 7 and cheesy fries for £ 4, while drinks here include beer or cider for £ 5.75 and wine for £ 6.50.
There’s South Manny Flavaz selling classic chicken and chips for £ 8.50, chicken burger £ 9.85, Texas boned strips £ 5.50.
Oh So the British street food stall sells the classic “Mannie cheese burger” for £ 6, gourmet burger for £ 7 and fish finger butty for £ 7, while chips start at £ 4.
Inside the Stadium
Once inside the stadium, you will still be able to buy a selection of hot and cold food as well as alcoholic and soft drinks from the stations across the pitch.
Prices include: Amstel for £ 3.25 for 1/2 pint, £ 6.25 for a pint; Strongbow dark fruits for £ 3.25 for 1/2 pint, £ 6.50 for a pint. Gin and tonic and vodka and cola cost £ 7, while a 187 ml glass of red, white or rose wine costs £ 6.50 – or you can buy a bottle for £ 25.
A 300ml water bottle costs £ 2.50, while Cola or Sprite Zero costs £ 3.50.
There are a variety of food stalls across the hall, with burgers and chips, chicken and chips and nachos. The prices we’ve seen include a tray of stuffed BBQ and cheese nachos for £ 5, chicken wrap and french fries for £ 7, chicken mega bowl and fries for £ 9.50 and
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