Emirates Old Trafford

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Before you read on, here are some key things to be aware of before arriving at the ground on a matchday, to make entry into the ground as smooth as possible.

Firstly, make sure you have the latest version of the app. One way to make sure you have the latest version is to uninstall and reinstall it. Secondly, have your tickets ready in the app: you can view our video guides to accessing and sharing tickets here. Make sure you are logged in to the app before you arrive at the ground. If you’re logged in and you’ve downloaded your tickets in advance, they will appear in the app without needing mobile or wifi connectivity.

Finally, get to the ground as early as you can. Bag checks are in operation so there may be queues at the gate. Have your tickets open in the app before you approach the gate.

Welcome to the venue information page for Emirates Old Trafford, home of Manchester Originals.

Here you can find all the information you need ahead of your matchday, including gate opening times, food & drink, travel options, accessibility provision and on-site facilities.

Sustainability

The Hundred is partnered with Sky Zero

The Hundred is partnered with Sky Zero

The green choices available to you on a matchday are highlighted as bold* throughout this page.

Opening times

Gates open 90 minutes before play starts.

The first match of The Hundred 2022 at Emirates Old Trafford sees the men's team take on Northern Superchargers!

After that, your ticket gives you access to both the men’s and women’s matches on the same day, so make sure you get there for the first match!

Match day start times vary, so make sure you’ve looked at your ticket in the app to see what time the first match starts.

Click here to view the Ground Regulations.

FOOD & DRINK

There will be plenty of food and drink that can be enjoyed in our Fan Village, as well as bar facilities underneath each stand. 

  • Burger - vegan*
  • Trust the Crust – vegan*
  • The Kitchen – vegan*
  • Chillionrice – vegetarian, halal
  • Mac & Cheese - vegetarian
  • Greek
  • Vegan Street Food
  • Scampi - vegetarian
  • Mexican 
  • Big Apple Coffee – vegan*, gluten-free, halal
  • Nachos - vegan
  • Dough Licious
  • Hot Dogs - vegan*
  • Mr Whippy – vegan*
  • Grandads Sausage
  • Turks Wraps - vegan* (Saturday 13 August only)

A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at stalls around the ground.

Food and drink can be brought into the ground. However all bags and picnic hampers will be subject to being searched, and any items on the prohibited list will not be permitted to enter the ground.

No alcohol, cans or glass containers will be allowed into the ground and drinks will be limited to 75cl sized bottles. Open water bottles containing water/liquid will not be permitted, so please bring empty or unopened water bottles. Please note all bags will be searched on entry to ensure the safety of players, spectators, and staff.

There are water refill stations* located at the back of each stand, or you can ask at one of the bars to refill your bottle.

Please note that Emirates Old Trafford is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.

The view at Emirates Old Trafford

The view at Emirates Old Trafford

TRAVEL

By Bike

There is a network of cycleways, dedicated lanes, paths and routes providing links across Greater Manchester. 

Bikes* are allowed inside the venue but cannot be ridden. They can be pushed through gates and parked in bike stands under E Stand, where there are 10 cycling bays.

By Tram

Manchester Originals are pleased to team up with Transport for Greater Manchester this year to encourage our fans to travel sustainably to our home fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford. Getting to Emirates Old Trafford on the tram* system couldn’t be easier.

Trams on the Altrincham line operate to Old Trafford which is directly next to the stadium. However, with so many people going to the match, services will be very busy and you may want to walk to another stop before or after the fixture to avoid the crowds.

There are several stops within a short walking distance of the venue.

Firswood: A 10-minute walk away. Board an East Didsbury line or Manchester Airport line service from this stop.

Wharfside: A 15-minute walk away.

Exchange Quay: A 20-minute walk away. Board a tram on the Eccles line

For those visiting the region from further afield there is free parking for Metrolink customers at Park and Ride sites across the network.

Attendees should use contactless for payments, it's the easy way to pay. Just remember to touch-in and touch-out! Plan your journey in advance.

Manchester Originals have teamed up with Transport for Greater Manchester

Manchester Originals have teamed up with Transport for Greater Manchester

By Train

Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield and Victoria train* stations all have access to tram stops, which will take you directly to the ground.

Accessible parking

A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available at Emirates Old Trafford (car park three, entry via Great Stone Road) on a first come, first served basis. To book, please contact ticketoffice@lancashirecricket.co.uk

FACILITIES

Accessibility

To purchase tickets in wheelchair or accessible areas, please call 0161 876 2185 - 9am-9pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-8pm on Sundays.

There is level access around the venue. However, if you encounter any difficulties, please ask the nearest steward for assistance.

There are accessible toilet facilities in the concourses of all stands. There are also facilities for disabled people within the Pavilion for Members and within The Point on the first floor, accessed through the Atrium Bar area. A steward will be able to direct you to the most convenient and/or nearest toilet. RADAR keys are being installed to all concourse toilets and stewards will be provided with a key who will be able to facilitate access.

Emirates Old Trafford’s Accessible Stadium Plan is available here.

Emirates Old Trafford welcomes all assistance dogs to the venue. Should water be needed please request this from your nearest steward or member of staff. Please inform the Ticket and Membership Office if you wish to bring an assistance dog. Unfortunately there is no designated exercise/relieving area for assistance dogs - if this is required, please contact disability@lancashirecricket.co.uk.

Bring your family!

Bring your family!

Multi-faith Room

The Multi-faith Room is located in the Indoor School, next to the Shop. It is available in the ICC Office on the first floor.

Shop

Get the Manchester Originals kit before your trip to Emirates Old Trafford. You can get the kit online here, via The Hundred's Online Store. At Emirates Old Trafford, the shop is located behind C Stand, next to the Indoor School.

Internet Access

To access the Cloud please see the following steps below.

  1. Check your WiFi is on
  2. Select WiFi Zone - The Cloud from the available network list
  3. Follow on screen instructions to register or log on

Crowd Behaviour

The Hundred is for everyone. We want everyone to feel welcome on our match days and to have a brilliant experience. Anti-social or discriminatory behaviour of any kind is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Reporting these types of behaviour will help us to ensure The Hundred is a welcoming and inclusive competition and experience for everyone.

If you experience or witness any anti-social or discriminatory behaviour on a match day at Emirates Old Trafford, please report it as soon as possible by speaking to the nearest steward, texting HELP to 07800 008086 with your stand, row and seat number, or emailing equality@lancashirecricket.co.uk, so that Emirates Old Trafford can try to deal with the issue at the time.

If you wish to report discrimination direct to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), click here.

Click here to view the Ground Regulations.

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