Manchester City are a professional football club competing in the Premier League, Champions League and various other English Cup Competitions. Formed in 1880, their home games are played at the Etihad Stadium, a state of the art 57,000 capacity stadium built in 2002 for the Commonwealth Games. In September 2008, Sheikh Mansour bought Manchester City FC and outlined his vision of creating a sustainable and successful football club with the fans at its heart. Following substantial investment in players, Manchester City won the Premier League for the first time in 44 years and provided a platform to raise the profile of the club further. Off the pitch, City’s new youth development and first team training centre – the City Football Academy (CFA) was opened in 2014. The CFA accommodates not only all playing squads, but also the majority of Manchester based staff in one connected operational base. It is a global headquarters for those in the wider City Football family, which now includes sister clubs New York City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos. The project was underpinned by ambitious local recruitment that significantly up-skilled the local community and made a positive economic impact on the surrounding area.
Manchester Art Gallery is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre. The main gallery premises were built for a learned society in 1823 and today its collection occupies three connected buildings. Manchester Art Gallery is free to enter and open seven days a week. It houses many works of local and international significance and has a collection of more than 25,000 objects. More than half a million people visited the museum in the period of a year, according to figures recently released. Located within the museum is a recently refurbished Café and Restaurant with various parts of the building being used for Conferences and Events such as Weddings, Exhibition Launches and corporate events.
Watford Football Club is a football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, that plays in the Premier League, the highest level of English football. The Club was founded in 1881 and play at Vicarage Road. Capacity at the stadium is approx 22,000.
Watford Football Club is currently owned by the Pozzo family, who also own Udinese Calcio in Italy and Granada CF in Spain.