Earlier this year the Manchester City New York Supporters Club were forced to find a new venue when news began to filter through regarding the closure of what had been their home for donkey’s years – the Mad Hatter Bar.
Who remembers when former City CEO, and now Wigan Athletic Non-Executive Director Garry Cook popped into the Had Hatter for a pint.
This recording is from early 2010.
Amity Hall, NYC
What an incredible season this was. A huge thank you to the Mad Hatter and @amityhallnyc for looking after us this year. Now onto July 25 at MetLife Stadium! ????????#WeAreCity #OfficialSupportersClub #ManCityOSC #Centurions pic.twitter.com/bxVVyru9et
— New York Sky Blues (@newyorkskyblues) May 13, 2018
Following the Mad Hatters demise, the guys and gals from the New York City Supporters branch relocated to Amity Hall. And by the looks of it, their choice of venue has captured a whole lot of what their previous place offered. The atmosphere, plenty of beer and loads of TV screens to watch live Manchester City games.
It’s been over ten years since I last visited New York but that may have to change. Especially as City are scheduled to take part in the annual International Champions Cup tournament.
Perhaps I might have to introduce myself on Wednesday 25 July 2018, primarily as City, are taking on Liverpool at the Metlife Stadium, NYC.
A couple of weeks ago City vlogger Esteemed Kompany visited Amity Hall.
(WARNING – watch out for the odd swear word!)
Looks to me as though this place ROCKS!
Big news, everybody!
This Friday at 6pm, City TV is coming over to make a visit and welcome our new home, Amity Hall, to the @ManCity family!
They’re also bringing a very special guest… someone so special they won’t even tell us who it is but we’re assured we’ll be impressed! pic.twitter.com/UPstJljrk3
— New York Sky Blues (@newyorkskyblues) May 16, 2018
Passport – check, bags – check…Amity Hall, here I come!