Old Trafford, Manchester
Youthful, diverse and energetic; Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK. The region has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport and the city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums and galleries. Greater Manchester offers quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces to be explored. The city region is easily navigated, with transport links both in and around Greater Manchester.
Getting to Manchester
Thanks to an integrated transport network, Manchester is one of the most accessible cities in the UK. Manchester Airport is the global gateway to the North of England, and the third largest airport in the UK. For drivers, Manchester is well connected to the rest of the UK via motorway links. Direct rail services are also available, with three main stations in the city centre: Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria.
Old Trafford Test Match venue
Old Trafford opened in 1857 as the home of Manchester Cricket Club and has been the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864. This is England's second oldest Test venue, hosting England’s first Ashes Test in 1884, with a pitch historically the quickest in England. Extensive redevelopment has taken place to modernise facilities in an effort to safeguard international cricket at the venue. The venue has a Test match capacity of 26,000.
Getting to Old Trafford
There are regular public bus, train and tram services to and from Old Trafford. Trams operate from the city to the ground, stopping at the Old Trafford tram Stop which is a 5-10 minute walk to the stadium.