Blue Moon rising! City to build giant fans' tribute with 40,000 discs spelling out anthem
10:14 GMT, 20 December 2012
Manchester City have revealed plans to build an iconic landmark around the circumference of the Etihad Stadium.
It will be called the City Circle and is set to transform the roads around the stadium with thousands of supporter messages in the shape of personalised ‘Bluemoon discs’ which also spell out the lyrics of the fans’ favourite Club anthem, Blue Moon.
The new tribute will see all four versus of the terrace classic written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart recreated from approximately 40,000 circular disks and is set become the UK’s largest permanent fan tribute. Each letter will span more than two metres in height.
Be part of it: Manchester City want fans to contribute to the landmark around the Etihad Stadium
The disks, which feature the City crest and can be personalised with inscriptions, are available for supporters to pre-order through the club’s official website.
Fans can take their pick from a range of styles with prices starting from from 60 for the stainless steel version, coloured glass will cost 95, and a limited edition of hand-cast bronze discs will set you back 395.
Circle of life: City fans can choose from a range of options including stainless steel (left) and bronze
City Circle is part of the Club’s on-going plans to enhance the Etihad Stadium and will not only ensure supporters have a permanent place in the club’s history, but also provides a lasting tribute to fans, players and individuals both past and present.
Operations Director for Manchester City Steve Sayer, said: 'Manchester City has always been a club built on its fans. They are part of our DNA and make up the very fabric of whom and what we are today.
Up close and personal: The discs will spell out the four verses of City's anthem Blue Moon
'City Circle is our way of enabling supporters to get closer to the Club they love and actually become part of the foundations of the stadium, for many years to come.
'City Circle lets fans make their mark, be it birthday and memorial tributes, memories that have helped shape our history or messages that will hopefully inspire future generations of City fans to come.'