Statues of Manchester City legends arrive
Manchester City has teamed up with its partner Etihad Airways in the transportation of two sizeable player statues. Representing club legends Vincent Kompany (2008-2019) and David Silva (2010-2020), they have travelled 9,300 km from the USA to England ahead of their installation at the Etihad Stadium on 28 August.
Andy Scott was appointed by the club 15 months ago to bring the legends to life as sculptures. Uniquely, the entire process from commissioning to design and building was conducted remotely, due to travel restrictions relating to the global pandemic.
Following completion of the statues in Philadelphia, Etihad Cargo provided an end-to-end service. Separated into four parts, the freight was trucked to Chicago, loaded onto a B777F, flown to Frankfurt and then transported by road. (ah)