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Blue Square Bet Premier final moves to Manchester

City of Manchester Stadium
The City of Manchester Stadium was built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games

This season's Blue Square Bet Premier promotion final will be held at the City of Manchester Stadium, the Football Conference has revealed.

The fixture will take place on Saturday 21 May.

It has moved from Wembley because the London venue will host the Champions League final seven days later.

Football Conference chairman Brian Lee said: "We are thrilled to have secured a world renowned venue of the quality of the City of Manchester Stadium."

The Conference was forced to search for another venue because UEFA will not allow a game to take place at a stadium hosting the Champions League final during the preceding fortnight.

Lee added: "Having enquired about several Premier League venues it was unanimously agreed that Manchester City is the ideal stadium for our promotion final."

Steve Sayer, Manchester City's chief commercial officer, said: "Manchester City is delighted to be able to host the Blue Square Bet Premier promotion final this season.

"This is the showpiece fixture for non-league football and a big prize awaits the winner. The City of Manchester Stadium will deliver a fantastic event for the clubs involved, their players and supporters alike."



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