Free Wi-Fi for Manchester City stadium

O2 brings wireless broadband to City supporters and visitors to the 47,000 capacity Etihad Stadium in Manchester.

Free Wi-Fi will soon be available to fans at Manchester's Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City Football Club has teamed up with mobile provider O2, which runs a UK network Wi-Fi hotspots, to give stadium visitors with a smartphone or tablet free wireless broadband.

The free Wi-Fi will cover the whole of Etihad Stadium, enabling supporters to share photos, videos and match insights on social media live as the action happens.

Tom Glick, chief commercial and operating officer at Manchester City, said: "As a club that's passionate about innovation and prides itself on constantly looking for ways to enhance our supporters' experience at the Etihad Stadium, we feel we have found the perfect solution.

"Live games and concerts are highly enjoyable social events and we're delighted to be able to offer supporters a system that allows them to better utilise their own mobile devices."

In addition to the wireless broadband, Manchester City fans will have access to StadiumVision Mobile, an app that delivers live video and match information direct to smartphones and tablets.

In the future, it may allow fans to view instant replays or watch from different angles.

Last month, it was announced Liverpool supporters were getting free Wi-Fi access at Anfield. However, this will initially only cover the stadium's Centenary Stand, which seats up to 12,000 people, just over a quarter of Anfield's 45,500 capacity.

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