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Maine Road
The Wembley of the North
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Full name Maine Road
Owners Manchester City F.C.
Location Moss Side, Manchester, England
Built 1923
Opened 1923
Renovated 1931, 1957, 1970, 1994
Expanded 1935
Closed 2003
Demolished 2004
Tenants Manchester City (1923–2003)
Manchester United (1945–1949, 1956–57)
Capacity 35,150

Maine Road was a football stadium in Moss Side, Manchester, England, that was home to Manchester City F.C. from 1923 to 2003. It hosted FA Cup semi-finals, Charity Shield matches, a League Cup final and England matches and, because of its high capacity, gained the nickname Wembley of the North. Maine Road holds the record for the highest attendance for a club in their normal home stadium in English club football, set in 1934 at an FA Cup sixth round match between Manchester City and Stoke City.

By Manchester City's last season at Maine Road in 2002–03, it was an all-seater stadium with a capacity of 35,150 and of haphazard design with stands of varying heights due to the ground being renovated several times over its 80-year history. The following season Manchester City moved to the City of Manchester Stadium in East Manchester, a mile from the [city centre and near Ardwick where the club originally formed in 1880.

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