The Old Trafford cricket ground is a historic and thrilling cricket venue in Old Trafford where you can watch a game, relax at the local restaurant and shop. This cricket ground is home to both the Lancashire County Cricket Club and the England cricket team.

Your whole family can find fun at this cricket ground whether you're looking to see a game or just take in the scenic views. It's about 3 miles from the city centre, so you're comfortably away from the urban hustle and bustle. Most visitors spend about 2 or 3 hours here, but that can vary.

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Old Trafford cricket ground highlights

The most prominent feature of the Old Trafford cricket ground is the game itself. When you see a domestic game, you'll find a 19,000-seat capacity, but that's expanded during international games to an impressive 26,000-seat capacity. The cricket ground does occasionally hold live concerts as well. Visit for one of those, and you'll find a seating capacity of 50,000.

At the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, you'll find a pavilion sporting a sleek design that underwent final renovations in 2013 and now offers high-end seating with luxury amenities. You'll also find a restaurant onsite along with a shop where you can find various merchandise.

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Good to know when visiting the Old Trafford cricket ground

When you're visiting the Old Trafford cricket ground, there are a few factors to keep in mind. You'll find a spacious car park onsite, but you'll have to pay for your parking. This is true for match days and days without matches.

If you're looking to take the Metrolink to the stadium, you won't have to go very far. The Old Trafford tram stop is directly outside of the ground, so it'll take less than 5 minutes for you to walk inside. If you're travelling by train, it's typically best to stop at the Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield or Victoria stations and take the tram from there.

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Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester

Location: Talbot Rd, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester M16 0PX, UK

Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on weekends)

Phone: +44 (0)1612 824000