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« on: November 25, 2005, 08:16:04 AM »



Old Trafford




Website: www.manutd.com
Unofficial sites:Red Issue & United We Stand
Address : Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA
Capacity: 78,000
Away Allocation: 3000 - PL 9,000 - Cup Games


Fixtures
To see Man Utd's fixtures Click HERE

Old Trafford is two miles south-west of Manchester city centre. Parking is available at several paying car parks around the ground but it's too far to walk from any of the main line stations.
 
DIRECTIONS & PARKING

To see a map of the ground and surrounding areas click here

By Train
The main line station (Picadilly) or Oxford Road is too far to walk, but you can get the Metrolink to Old Trafford and Trafford Bar stations.

By Car
Follow M56 until its end and then take the M60 (W&N) as for Trafford Centre. At Junction 7 leave M60 and take the A56 towards Stretford. Stay on the A56 for 2.1 miles then you will come to see Sir Matt Busby Way on your left. The ground is half a mile down this road on your left, although on matchdays this road may be closed to traffic.



Thoughts:
If you're lucky enough to get a ticket for this game then I'd just be on my toes a little bit. Everyone knows that Old Trafford is a good ground, and I think most Reds will realise that if you go then you just have to keep an eye out ... obviously less now than in years gone by.

Away fans are located in one corner of the ground, taking up sections of the South and East stands, with a standard allocation of 3000. You will be searched going into the ground as par for the course. Don't always expect to be locked in at the end and be prepared to run the gauntlet from the slavering mob outside as Manchester's finest look on with disinterest.

Getting away from the ground can be a complete nightmare. The Old Trafford Tram stop near the ground is a good 10 minute walk from Old Trafford and gets very busy.


Pub guide and extras
Most of the pubs around the ground, will be home fans only, especially when we are in town. The Bridge at Sale two stops from Old Trafford on the Metro (about eight minutes journey time) is apparently away friendly if you're feeling up for a bevvy. Otherwise drink in the city centre, and obviously avoid wearing colours. Or speaking. Manchester pub and bar guide:

www.manchesterbars.com

Away Fans
£42.00, £36.00 and £35.00 (Adults)
£21.00, £18.00 and £17.50 (Concessions)

Concessions apply to Over 65's and Under 16's.

Official Programme: £3.
Red Issue Fanzine £1.50.
Red News Fanzine £2.

Stadium Plan



Disabled Facilities
For details of disabled facilities at the ground please visit the relevant page on the National Association Of Disabled Supporters (NADS) Click here
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #1 on: April 6, 2006, 07:41:57 AM »
Sounds obvious but the best place to drink before the game is in the town centre, trying the pubs around St. Peters square are a decent bet for the tram which is entirely free on match days (no space for conductors)
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 09:46:47 AM »
just been watching match of the day and it panned on to the away section, part of it was underneath the upper tier of the east stand. was it like that last season? surely the police wouldn't risk putting us in a perfect target position like that would they?

Of course they do, some serious problems could occur there
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2007, 02:59:09 AM »
Catch a tram from oxford to the ground but coming back on it after the match get there asap to avoid the stupid queues as thousands of people squeeze through 2 little turnstyles.

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 07:03:04 PM »
its a great away but as previously mentioned be on your toes
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2008, 02:56:31 PM »
Sounds obvious but the best place to drink before the game is in the town centre, trying the pubs around St. Peters square are a decent bet for the tram which is entirely free on match days (no space for conductors)
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 02:45:14 PM »
possible the best stadium in the prem,for parking,facilities,and harry ramsdens up the road?
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #7 on: February 3, 2009, 10:29:07 PM »
Have to agree excellent stadium.  Havent been for a league game but was there for the FA cup semi v chelsea
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 01:43:14 PM »
It is about 30-40 mins walk. I wouldn't bother to be honest. Get a train/tram to old trafford cricket ground from oxford rd. Much quicker.  ;)

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 08:24:11 PM »
If we get 9,000 plus tickets for the FA cup match, does anyone know what sections we get?

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 09:06:48 PM »
If we get 9,000 plus tickets for the FA cup match, does anyone know what sections we get?
Upper east stand and normal away end.
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 09:07:06 PM »
Upper east is 6,000 and normal away 3,000.
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 09:07:36 PM »
Usual corner and top tier of the east stand i think

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2010, 10:13:46 PM »
Usual corner and top tier of the east stand i think

No chance we'll get the upper tier after the alleged events of 2006

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #14 on: December 3, 2010, 03:10:49 AM »
No chance we'll get the upper tier after the alleged events of 2006

You referring to the alleged excrement tossing at Anfield?

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2010, 05:30:32 PM »
Looking forward to this one. Only been once before when we got beat 2-0 in 2006. 9000 of us will be brilliant!!

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2010, 07:34:38 PM »
I'm heading up by car from Hampshire, so if anyone on here wants to car share, then send me a PM and we'll get sorted
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2010, 04:00:37 PM »
unfortunatly looks like im going to have to drive to this one. best place to park up anyone, without having to run a gauntlet?

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2010, 04:21:36 PM »
park in the city centre and then follow the jolly red mob back into town after the game, laughin!
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2010, 05:56:23 PM »
unfortunatly looks like im going to have to drive to this one. best place to park up anyone, without having to run a gauntlet?

Anywhere really.

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« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2010, 09:55:24 PM »
unfortunatly looks like im going to have to drive to this one. best place to park up anyone, without having to run a gauntlet?
We've parked at the trafford centre before and taxi'd it with no hastle. Just a ball ache getting one after the game but a quick search on google for manc cab companies will help you :wave

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2010, 07:23:03 PM »
Don't they have a big car park next to the stadium or is that just for coaches?

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #22 on: December 22, 2010, 10:35:24 AM »
Anyone no how much they charge on the lowery? Not far like.

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2010, 11:45:02 AM »
has anyone received their tickets yet?

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« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2010, 11:53:05 AM »
has anyone received their tickets yet?

Not yet, but I'm hopefully going to get to the post quicker than my dog this morning. Last time I had tickets come through, she decided to see what they would taste like! Needless to say, she was booted around the house for a while :)
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2010, 12:16:22 PM »
The Lowry car park is free if you buy something in the shopping centre. I'm not sure how big the thing you buy has to be like. Not sure if you could get away with buying a cup of tea or a chocolate bar or something.

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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2010, 12:26:51 PM »
Not yet, but I'm hopefully going to get to the post quicker than my dog this morning. Last time I had tickets come through, she decided to see what they would taste like! Needless to say, she was booted around the house for a while :)
Hope the tickets weren't to a that important match?

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2010, 05:11:59 PM »
Hope the tickets weren't to a that important match?

I spoke to the club and, after much laughter, they sorted me out with some duplicates for the game. They were for the Arsenal game at the beginning of the season - wasn't happy!
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2010, 07:37:17 PM »
I spoke to the club and, after much laughter, they sorted me out with some duplicates for the game. They were for the Arsenal game at the beginning of the season - wasn't happy!
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2010, 11:59:55 PM »
Anyone no how much they charge on the lowery?

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2010, 12:25:23 AM »
Don't they have a big car park next to the stadium or is that just for coaches?
There's a big car park at old Trafford cricket ground which is only a 5 minute walk from the ground
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2010, 11:37:09 AM »
Hear its a tenner at cricket ground so swerve that one

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2010, 11:43:04 AM »
The Lowry car park is free if you buy something in the shopping centre. I'm not sure how big the thing you buy has to be like. Not sure if you could get away with buying a cup of tea or a chocolate bar or something.

There is a bar in there (opposite the theatre). Go in for a pint, they will deffo stamp your ticket for 6 hours free (have done it a few times when going the lowry theatre). Not sure what the crowd in there will be like match-day though.

Otherwise there is a Costa Coffee but I don't know if they stamp your ticket

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2010, 10:11:00 AM »
I assume there is a big chance of a lock in after? Driving up for this and need somewhere to park. Never been to the Old Trafford.

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2010, 11:18:02 AM »
I would say so mate. Somewhere between 15 mins and 45 mins. Although it may be different as we have a larger allocation.

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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2010, 12:40:55 PM »
Is it easy enough getting the train from the ot station back to piccadilly after the match?
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« Reply #36 on: December 29, 2010, 12:57:57 PM »
Is it easy enough getting the train from the ot station back to piccadilly after the match?

You're probably best off with the tram. Will take a while for it to clear and the queues will be big but they come often enough

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« Reply #37 on: December 29, 2010, 05:52:37 PM »
I assume there is a big chance of a lock in after? Driving up for this and need somewhere to park. Never been to the Old Trafford.

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« Reply #38 on: December 29, 2010, 05:55:18 PM »
You're probably best off with the tram. Will take a while for it to clear and the queues will be big but they come often enough
They're like every 6 minutes or something. Maybe at worst 10 mins because it's a Sunday.
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Re: Manchester United
« Reply #39 on: December 30, 2010, 08:26:50 PM »
Driving Up- Park At Ladywell tram station which is free, then tram to exchance quay and back

Train- Get tram up to Exchange quay then tram back

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