Blue Moon Way adds to things to do in Manchester

There are plenty of things to do in Manchester for football fans, from a trip to Old Trafford, to a visit to the National Football Museum at the Urbis Building in Cathedral Gardens, Manchester city centre.

But a new pilgrimage will soon open in the long-time home of Manchester City, Moss Side in the south-west of the city.

While the Maine Road stadium has long since disappeared from the area's skyline, and City's new home is out to the east of the city at the Etihad Stadium, Moss Side will always have strong memories and emotions for the recent league-winners.

These are being cemented - quite literally - in the Maine Place residential development currently being erected.

And while Liverpool-based Prospect (GB) are the developers, contracts manager Wayne Hale is a firm City fan.

He has now spoken of his own emotions after standing on what is soon to be a blue-tarmacked road, named Blue Moon Way, in honour of the club's home colours.

"This blue-coloured road is a way of marking the heritage of the area and recognising that the Maine Road stadium will never be forgotten," he says.

"I think the blue road will become a tourist attraction in its own right - especially after the League win."

For City fans and football enthusiasts alike, it's one more addition to the list of things to do in Manchester, the city where the Football League was officially named in 1888.

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