Old Trafford Cricket Ground (Manchester)

Not to be confused with the football ground of the same name (only half a mile away), Old Trafford has been home of Lancashire County Cricket Club since 1864. The ground hosted the first ever Ashes test in 1884, as well as the 1983, 1999 and 2019 Cricket World Cup Semi Final’s.

Tenants: Lancashire County Cricket Club

Opened: 1857

Capacity: 19,000 (Domestic) / 26,000 (International)

Address: Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Manchester, M16 0PX


Location & Travel to Old Trafford Cricket Ground

The ground sits within the area of Old Trafford in Manchester, approximately 3 miles west of the City Centre.

Airport: Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. The airport is approximately 9 miles south of Old Trafford and has a train and tram station, where you can travel to the city to connect with the ground.

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Coach: Manchester Coach Station is close to the city centre, about 3 miles from Old Trafford, with tram line 1 and 2 going to the ground.

National Express has links to many destinations from Manchester, you can search and book your tickets here.

Alternatively, Megabus offers cheap travel to Manchester and offers over 10 routes from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Inverness, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Newcastle and Sheffield. You can search and book your tickets here.

Driving: The ground has 4 car parks available, on a first come first served basis, chargeable by the hour. An alternative, is to use the free park and ride on offer at a number of Metrolink stations.

Train: Manchester Piccadilly is the main station in the city, with links to all major cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton and York. From the station, you can catch a Tram straight to Old Trafford.

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Tram: Manchester is served by an extensive tram network, operated by Metrolink. Tram line 1 or 2 both stop at Old Trafford station, directly outside the ground.

Further information can be found on the Club’s Official Website, here.


Tickets at Old Trafford Cricket Ground

Tickets for the 2018 season were priced as follows and can be purchased online through the club website here.

Vitality Blast

  • Adults – From £5
  • Juniors & Concessions – From £1

Royal London One-Day Cup

  • Adults – £15
  • Juniors & Concessions – £5

Specsavers County Championship

  • Adults – £10
  • Juniors & Concessions – £8
  • Lunch time Admission – £5
  • Groups of 7+ – £8

Where to stay in Manchester

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Further Information

Lancashire Cricket Official Website


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