University College of Football Business (UCFB) has launched its third campus at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
UCFB’s newest location will see lectures and seminars delivered within the Etihad Stadium itself. Amongst further Etihad Campus facilities, the agreement will also see the impressive City Football Academy facilities utilised during students’ degree programmes.
Following its inception in 2011 at Burnley FC’s Turf Moor stadium, UCFB’s second campus was unveiled inside the iconic Wembley Stadium in 2014.
Brendan Flood, Chairman & Co-Founder of UCFB, said: “The Etihad Campus is a very exciting development for us and gives our students the opportunity to study right at the heart of the most progressive sporting facility in the world.
“We are also aware that locating our campus in the heart of this community will support the football club and Manchester City Council with their long-term legacy and social mobility goals as well as providing economic benefits for local people and local businesses. I am convinced that our already internationally recognised faculty will benefit from the global profile the Etihad Campus has already developed.”
Professor Philip Wilson, Provost & Chief Executive and Co-Founder of UCFB, said: “This is truly a landmark moment for the development of UCFB and also for higher education in this country. This momentous addition for UCFB reiterates our standing as the world leader in higher education for the football and sport industries.
“Our expansion to the Etihad Campus will provide UCFB with highly advanced, world-leading facilities that epitomise the football club’s professionalism and winning mentality in the business of football.”
Pictured L-R: Brendan Flood, Chairman & Founder of UCFB, Sara Todd, Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and Professor Philip Wilson, Provost & Chief Executive, Co Founder of UCFB, at the Ethiad Stadium