One of United Kingdom?s oldest soccer clubs, Manchester City football club was founded in the year 1894. The Club underwent several name changes including ?Gorton? and ?Ardwick? until the name Manchester City was adopted in the year 1894. There was no stadium in the initial stages and the matches were played on a piece of waste ground at Clowes Street. However with Rugby being the most widely team sport soccer football was not very popular at that time. Hence the club had difficulties in finding other local teams to play against.
The 29 league goals from Welsh Winger and Billy Meredith made the club reach the Football League?s First Division in 1899. Subsequently with many successes developments, the club moved into the city of Manchester stadium with 34,000 seats and hoisted the XVII Commonwealth games in the year 2002.The Clubs major rivals include some great football team such as Manchester United. Today the club has a high end customer focus with high-stakes sports industry. The Local derby matches are eagerly supported and competitiveness is always high amongst players and fans alike.
In the year 1920 a massive fire devastated the club?s Hyde Road ground. This incident prompted the teams to move to a new purpose-built ground that was opened at Maine Road in Moss Side, Manchester in year 1923. From its initial downgrading stages the club today has won numerous championships and stays as a major attraction among soccer fans. With its descents and rises the Manchester city Football club made people realize the potential of the Manchester city team which is considered today as one of the greatest British football team. Today the stadium has twice as many seats compared to its earlier stages and has a separate VIP suite to accommodate celebrities.