Etihad Airways and Manchester City Shine the Spotlight on Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 in Chicago
August 09, 2018
August 17, 2018

Celebrating its sponsorship of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, Etihad Airways replaced its branding space on the Manchester City players’ shirts with the World Games logo for the team’s match against Borussia Dortmund in Chicago on 20 July 2018.

The match took place at the Soldier Field stadium in line with Special Olympics 50th anniversary celebrations in Chicago, the city where it all began. The first ever Special Olympics Summer World Games also took place on Soldier Field on 20 July 1968.

During their visit, the English Premier League champions Manchester City hosted a community soccer festival at Chicago’s Haas Park where aspiring local soccer players got to be trained by City players and coaches, as well as the UAE Special Olympics Unified Cup football team.