Manchester City is building the world’s first football stadium in the Metaverse

Manchester City, the current English Premier League champions, has started the construction of the world’s first football stadium in the metaverse, with the assistance of virtual reality (VR) specialists from Sony.

In a three-year agreement, City has partnered with Sony, and while the project is still in its early stages, teams of the company’s specialists have already visited the Etihad Stadium to map it digitally and develop a virtual reality version of it as per an exclusive report by

The club’s stadium, the Etihad, will be transformed into the central hub of Man City in a VR world thanks to image analysis and skeletal-tracking technology developed by Hawk-Eye, a subsidiary of the tech and entertainment behemoth.

Officials from Manchester City who are working on the project see a day when the virtual Eithad Stadium may be filled many times over, enabling fans who may never travel to Manchester to watch live games from the comfort of their own homes, wherever they are in the world.

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