Full Name: Manchester City Football Club
West Gorton (St Mark's) was founded by members of the St Marks Church in West Gorton, a neighborhood of East Manchester. They briefly merged with Gorton Athletic, then renamed themselves to Gorton AFC after the breakup of the merger. Gorton AFC moved to the neighborhood of Ardwick (also in East Manchester) in 1887 and adopted that neighborhood as the new club name. Ardwick FC joined the Football League in 1892 after one season in the rival Football Alliance. Financial problems two years later led to a reorganization and another new name - Manchester City Football Club. At this time they were playing in the Hyde Road ground. In the 1920s Man City moved further south to the Maine Road stadium, which they occupied for eighty years before moving to the City of Manchester Stadium in East Manchester in 2003. Blues fans are credited with launching the inflatables craze in British football in the late 1980s. Manchester City's emblem includes an eagle and a ship, both symbols of the city of Manchester, as well as the club's motto - Superbia in Proelio (Pride in Battle). The Citizens nickname is a play on City and isn't actually used all that often.
City of Manchester Stadium:
The City of Manchester Stadium was built for the 2003 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Manchester.
Previous stadiums: Clowes Street (1880-81), Kirkmanshulme Cricket Ground (1881-82), Queens Road (1882-84), Pink Bank Lane (1884-87), Hyde Road (1887-1923), Maine Road (1923-2003).
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