In December 2015, the Club celebrated its first full year in the City Football Academy with a series of staff activities and coverage across key media outlets.
In February, the Manchester Institute of Health & Performance (MIHP) officially opened its doors. The facility, situated on the Etihad Campus, is designed to create a world-class environment for diagnosis, education and research in health and performance for a range of sports
MIHP provides services and programmes to a variety of elite athletes based in Manchester, including Manchester City players, and will work to enhance amateur and grassroots sports in the region, as well as contributing to the improvement of public health within the local community.
An independent economic analysis of the value of investment made by City and Manchester City Council in developing the City Football Academy was commissioned. The report, to be published in full later in 2016, found that £206 million would be saved in public value benefits over the next decade resulting from permanent jobs created, visitor expenditure, improved educational attainment and health benefits.