Top Tips When Visiting Old Trafford

Manchester United is one of the biggest clubs in the world and fans from all over the world visit the stadium each year whether that be for a game or for a stadium tour. Fans want to get a closer look at the Theatre of Dreams but there are a few things you should know when visiting Old Trafford. 

  • The stadium is not in the city centre

You might be travelling from afar and the only place for you to get to straight away is the city centre. Do not be fooled thinking that Old Trafford is like the San Siro in Milan or St. James’ Park in Newcastle, you will have to travel from the city to outside the city towards the area of Trafford.

However, do not fret as the stadium is easily accessible by bus, tram, train or taxi. The people of Manchester are very friendly and will be more than willing to help someone with directions. 

Plan ahead and make sure you know where you are going.

  • Take in the stadium tour

This might be all you are wanting to do when visiting Manchester but the stadium tour is an excellent tour. With Manchester United being one of the biggest clubs and one of the most successful clubs, there is plenty to see in the museum with an abundance of trophies and medals from all their success over the years. 

With tours happening all the time just book on and take a closer look at Old Trafford assisted by very knowledgable tour guides. 

  • Get to the ground early

On a matchday it can be busy, in fact, it is busy. Old Trafford can hold just shy of 75000 people so that is a lot of people to get into the stadium for a certain kick-off time. 

If you do get there early then it is the best time to absorb the atmosphere, check out betting offers on and see how massive Old Trafford is.

Old Trafford has plenty to offer such as the Holy Trinity statue with George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton. There are also statues of Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson.

  • Know where you are going

As well as getting there early, do that to know where you are going. Old Trafford is a big stadium and you need to know what entrance you need to go to so you can find your seat. 

If you are struggling then just ask a steward who will help you.

Grab some food or drink

There are plenty of pubs in the area which is usually full on match day with other Manchester United fans eagerly anticipating the match. Even if it is just a soft drink you want then check out a pub for an early atmosphere before entering the stadium.

As well as pubs, there are great chip shops and burger vans not far from the ground. One of the most famous and best is owned by former Manchester United player Lou Macari. 

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