Few British soccer teams are as recognized globally as Manchester United. Their stadium, Old Trafford, is a huge attraction both for die-hard fans and curious soccer neophytes. Watch a match and arrange to go on a stadium tour. See the hallowed sporting ground where the Reds as they are affectionately known have claimed many sporting victories.
Old Trafford has been Manchester United’s home ground since 1910. After suffering damage during World War II, the stadium needed to be rebuilt and the team temporarily moved to Maine Road, the home ground of rivals Manchester City.
Sign up for a behind-the-scenes stadium tour to see parts of the sporting complex that are normally out of bounds. Imagine the pre-match tension felt by the players in the dressing room, stroll down the tunnel toward the pitch and venture up into the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand. It is named after the team’s most successful manager.
Spanning three floors of the stand is the club’s museum. Take pictures with the dazzling trophies, learn about key figures in Manchester United’s history and see old kits worn by players in previous decades. There are also exhibits that explore the history of the stadium.
If you want to watch the team in action, purchase a ticket for a match. Be aware that these are in high demand and are offered to members first. Tickets for midweek matches earlier in the season or for friendly matches will be easier to secure. Consider joining up as a member or purchasing a hospitality package instead.
Old Trafford is well connected to Manchester's public transport network and is about a 20-minute drive from Manchester Airport. If you are driving, there is parking available, for a fee, in several lots. There is no parking fee on non-match days. Stadium tours run daily, except on match days, and last for approximately 80 minutes. Museum admission is included with the price of the tour ticket, although museum-only tickets can also be purchased at a cheaper rate.
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Ordsall Hall and Old Trafford. Imperial War Museum North and Museum of Science and Industry are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Trafford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Imperial War Museum North and Old Trafford. Museum of Science and Industry and Castlefield Roman Fort are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ordsall Hall, Old Trafford, and Imperial War Museum North. Museum of Science and Industry and Castlefield Roman Fort are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Trafford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Old Trafford. Imperial War Museum North and Castlefield Roman Fort are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Trafford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Old Trafford and Imperial War Museum North. The Lowry Art and Entertainment and MediaCityUK are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Built in 1903 to serve the central railway, the hotel stands in St. Peter's Square, near the train station of the same name. The impressive monuments of Albert Square are a 3-minute walk away, and it's only a little farther to the cultural attractions of the Opera House and Palace Theatre.
Located in Trafford, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Old Trafford. Imperial War Museum North and Deansgate Locks are also within 3 mi (5 km).