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Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground is located in Greater Manchester and was first established in 1857, making the ground the second oldest Test Venue in England, behind The Oval. The first-ever Ashes to be hosted in England was at Old Trafford in 1884.
Each year we look forward to the exhilarating fixtures hosted at the ground, with teams from all over the world competing against each other for coveted titles.
The international fixtures for 2024 at Emirates Old Trafford have been announced, creating an exciting atmosphere amongst cricket fans. Emirates Old Trafford will host England v Australia for the Vitality IT20 and England v Sri Lanka for an LV= Insurance Test Match.
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In 2024, the England Cricket team take on Australia and Sri Lanka in a Vitality IT20 and LV= Insurance Test Match.
In autumn 2024, guests and clients can witness England welcoming Australia for the Vitality IT20 while clashing with Sri Lanka for the LV= Insurance Test Match. Don’t miss your chance to see these fantastic fixtures with our official cricket corporate hospitality packages – offering delicious fine dining, complimentary drinks and spectacular views from your very own private balcony.
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Best known for cricket, the stadium has hosted spectacular cricket fixtures over the years that has provided thrills and excitement for all to enjoy. It is most famously used throughout the summer months as the base of the Lancashire County Cricket Club. The ground is also more commonly known for holding Tests year on year.
However, it’s not just cricket that can be enjoyed at Emirates Old Trafford. A wide variety of musical concerts and festivals have also been hosted at the grounds. Some standout performances come from musical icons such as Bruce Springsteen, Take That and Beyonce.
Emirates Old Trafford includes state of the art facilities, customisable spaces, marketing to the fore, all part of the finest traditions of modern cricket, making for some fantastic hospitality options.
Founded in 1864 as a successor to Manchester Cricket Club, Lancashire has played at Emirates Old Trafford ever since. The club’s limited overs team is called the Lancashire Lightning, a reference to the English Electric Lightning plane manufactured in the county.
Lancashire has produced great players down the ages. Johnny Briggs, whose career lasted from 1879 to 1900, was the first to score 10,000 runs and take 1,000 wickets for Lancashire. Ernest Tyldesley is the club’s leading run-scorer with 34,222 runs in 573 matches spanning 1909 to 1936, a massive contributor to five County Championship wins between 1926 and 1934. Lancashire’s first professional captain was Cyril Washbrook, chosen in 1954.
Fast bowler Brian Statham took 1,816 wickets in 430 first-class matches between 1950 and 1968, which remains a club record.
Further notable players include England captain turned commentator Mike Atherton and the wonderful Ashes deeds of Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff.
There was also the legendary one-day side which included West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, David Lloyd, Barry Wood, Harry Pilling, Frank Hayes, Peter Lever, Ken Shuttleworth, David Hughes and Jack Simmons – heroes all!
And heroes produce unforgettable moments of brilliance. As England’s second oldest test venue, Emirates Old Trafford is without a doubt one of the most renowned. It was where the first-ever Ashes test was held in England in July 1884. In 1956, it saw the first 10-wicket haul in a single innings by England bowler Jim Laker, who achieved 19 wickets for 90 runs, a record that is unmatched in Test and first-class cricket. And it was in the 1993 Ashes Test at Emirates Old Trafford that brilliant Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne bowled Mike Gatting with the so-called Ball of the Century.
Travelling to Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Please use the map provided by Google for further information.
How do I get to Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground by car?
If you are travelling from the north, go onto the M6 until you see the M61 junction with the M60 Ring Road. Join the M60 at junction 15 before going onto the M602 which you should exit via A5063 (Trafford Park). Keep going on this road until you find the A5063 White City Circle junction. Stay on this road and follow the signs directing you to the venue.
From the south you will need to join the M6 motorway at Junction 19. You will then exit this road and get onto the A556 road where you will need to follow signs for the M56. A dual carriageway will then be in view where you should keep driving straight ahead until you get to the M60 Ring Road at junction 7, where you can then exit and follow signs for Stretford (A56).
You will then get onto the A56 (Chester Road), where you can follow the signs for Emirates Old Trafford.
General Directions (Alternate route via M60)
You will need to stay on the M60 ring road to junction 9, where you will need to exit and join the A5081 where you will be able to see Trafford Park on the sign. Keep going straight on the A5081 whilst following signs for Manchester Old Trafford. Then, find the A5063 Chorlton road before joining the White City Way (A5063) where you will be able to find signs for the ground.
How do I get to Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground by train?
There are several train stations located near the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The Manchester Piccadilly, Deansgate Castlefield and Victoria stations are all located within 5 miles of the ground. You will then have to catch a tram to get to the ground.
There is also a free shuttle bus service that links the train stations in the city centre that has three routes.
How do I get to Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground by Metrolink?
There are several trams available that run across Manchester. They are very regular, running every few minutes so this could be a very convenient option.
How do I get to Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground by bus?
The 15, 255 and 263 bus services are available if you would like to go to and from the ground via the bus.
Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground FAQs
What can I take into the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground?
You are ALLOWED to bring food and drink into the ground, but all bags and picnic hampers are not permitted. Plastic containers and soft drinks should be a maximum size of 750cl.
Where is the nearest car park to the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground?
The nearest car park to the ground is located at Manchester United’s Old Trafford, which is located at around ten minutes away from the ground.
Are guide dogs allowed into the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground?
Yes, guide dogs are allowed into the ground.
Are there any alcohol free areas at the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground?
Yes. You can find this at the Stand B lower, which is located in Block One.
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