One of the world’s most iconic football stadiums, a trip to Old Trafford – aka the Theatre of Dreams – is a football pilgrimage with few equals.
Home of Manchester United FC football since the early 20th century, Old Trafford has undergone major works in recent times and today has a capacity of over 75,000. While buying tickets via official routes can be a tricky challenge when you’re not a club member, there are still plenty of ways of getting yourself to a game – if you’re willing to pay that big extra. Here are three online resources that we’d recommend.
Founded in 2000, StubHub have become a reputable name in the ticket resale space. Sellers can price tickets as they choose, but usefully the website lets you view the face value cost of each ticket so you can compare. Buyers can request for tickets to be delivered physically, as print-at-home, or directly to your mobile. Availability for all fixtures tends to be excellent, and when we searched for Man Utd matches we found tickets on offer for every remaining game of the current season, with prices as low as £50 for lower-profile fixtures. Additional fees for service, delivery and VAT are around £35 per ticket, but to help you avoid an unpleasant surprise there’s a slider that lets you see all fees before you book. StubHub also offer a FanProtect Guarantee that helps ensure the tickets are genuine, are the same or comparable with the ones you ordered, and will be delivered in time for the game.
Ticketgum work with a large network of suppliers, with the tickets on sale usually advertised by fans who can’t attend specific games and are looking to sell their seat. This means that Ticketgum receive tickets prior to reselling them, so there’s almost no risk of fakes. When we searched for games at Old Trafford, we found excellent availability, with the cheapest rate being £110 for a Premier League clash with West Ham. For more prestigious fixtures, such as against Man City or Liverpool, prices are unsurprisingly much steeper. Tickets are be delivered two to three days prior to the fixture at the latest. They have an excellent Trustpilot rating too, meaning you can book with strong confidence. The website also offers a useful collection service, with designated collection points where you can pick up your tickets, as well as hotel delivery if you’re staying overnight.
P1 Travel are the go-to guys for hospitality tickets at Old Trafford. They offer luxury hospitality packages that include perks such as food and beverages, lounge access, and padded seats for watching the match – with seats next to each other so you can sit alongside family, friends or colleagues. At Man Utd, there are several hospitality options – although not all are available for every game – each with a VIP level rating of 1-5. Pricing varies depending on the specific package you choose and the prestige of the game, but start at around £200, rising all the way to around £1,000. For fans planning to stay overnight before or after the game, some packages also come with the option to add on a local Manchester hotel booking.