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Manchester City Will Develop Etihad Stadium In The Metaverse


Manchester City and its new partner Sony have begun construction on a virtual replica of the Etihad Stadium, which will serve as the group’s focal point in the metaverse.

Manchester City plays their home games at Etihad Stadium, which is now home to England’s best soccer team. On Friday, the organization announced that it had agreed to a three-year agreement with Sony to provide computer-generated reality to specialists who will use image examination and skeletal-following innovation from supplementary Hawk-Eye.

Manchester City anticipates that spectators will get all of the benefits of having a virtual arena. Despite the fact that COVID restrictions continue to limit travel options for some, the ability to watch games in a realistic metaverse setting could be a relief to fans itching to experience a game setting once more.

By launching the virtual Etihad Stadium, the organization is removing geographical barriers for fans who need to be there for live or recorded games. Nuria Tarré, City Football Group’s promoting official, informed Inews on Friday that:

“The general purpose we could envision of having a Metaverse is you can reproduce a game, you could watch the game live, you’re essential for the activity in an alternate manner through various points and you can fill the arena however much you need since it’s limitless, it’s totally virtual.”


Sony’s Hawk-Eye subsidiary has long been dedicated to improving sports for viewers and officials. With specific replay technology, it supports authorities in making in-game judgements progressively. Its representation applications will be used to recreate Etihad Stadium components in the metaverse.