Manchester City has opened a brand new store in the Arndale, with the actual Premier League trophy on proud display.
The new shop has opened on the first floor of the huge shopping centre, with an extensive City retail offering.
Inside, shoppers will find a collection of kits and memorabilia in a bespoke City shopping experience.
There’s even a ‘Meet the Players’ interactive photo wall, where you can take a selfie with players of your choosing and customise your photo with stickers.
And to celebrate its launch, the Manchester City store will have the Premier League trophy displayed in-store, ready for people to have their photo taken with the iconic silverware.
The trophy will be in situ from 9am on Friday 26 May (the store’s official opening) to 6pm on Sunday 28 May.
And as well as the chance to see one of the most famous trophies in the world, fans can take part in exciting giveaways and experience new digital activities.
The club’s mascots, Moonbeam and Moonchester, are also there greeting shoppers today.
Inside, you’ll find a sea of sky blue products and goodies like mugs, mini figures, hats, pin badges and footballs.
A huge screen outside shows snippets of players including Jack Grealish, Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, while inside another screen replays some iconic Man City moments from through the years.
The opening comes a week after the launch of the 2023/24 Puma home kit, which has already achieved record sales for the club.
Manchester City’s new shop officially opened in the Arndale at 9am today, in collaboration with retail partner Stichd.
Serena Gosling, Director of Integrated Fan Experience and Retail & Licensing at Manchester City , said: “It is hugely exciting for us to launch our brand new City Store in Manchester Arndale – another important development in what has been an incredible year of retail sales for the club, and continues to strengthen.
“Our fans are at the heart of evNespresso opens new ‘experiential’ Trafford Centre store with free tastings, masterclasses, and moreerything we do and we are delighted to offer more opportunities for fans to interact with the club beyond the Etihad Campus, including some engaging fan activities available in the new store.
“The Arndale store launch is a proud development for the club, and I’d like to thank our retail partner Stichd and its staff for their support in opening this new store. I’d also like to thank them for their commitment to helping us continue to offer a best-in-class retail service for our fans and members.”
Pete Emerick, Licensing Manager, Football at Stichd said: “We’re pleased to be able to support Manchester City with the launch of its Manchester Arndale store. As Retail Partner of the club for the past two seasons, we’ve experienced huge success together, breaking a number of sales records during that time.
“At Stichd, we put ‘fantricity’ at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to continue to develop a true omnichannel retail experience for City fans around the world and now in the centre of Manchester.
“We hope that fans enjoy the new store and look forward to continuing to work together with Manchester City on more successful activations.”