Old Trafford Stadium Parking
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Parking at Old Trafford Stadium
While Old Trafford Stadium, “the theatre of dreams”, doesn’t quite reach the 90,000 or 82,000 seat capacity of Wembley and Twickenham stadiums, respectively; at over 74,000 seats and a hugely passionate legion of loyal fans, match days are bound to be pumping. Unfortunately, so will every single parking garage, car park, or streetside parking bay within walking distance. This guide will aim to provide you with a clear idea of parking at Old Trafford on match day as well as any other day to help you find affordable and convenient parking.
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Match Day Parking at Old Trafford Stadium
On match days, the Trafford City Council implements parking restrictions around the stadium area. Upcoming events can be found on the planned parking restriction page which provides the dates, times, and details of the restricted areas for each event. For most events, much of the following areas are restricted:
- Everything west of Seymour Grove, all the way up to the railway east of Chester Road and up to Manchester United Football Grounds.
- Stuart Road and all its immediately connecting streets.
- Everything north of Kings Road up to the Great Stone Road roundabout, then everything north of Great Stone Road until it becomes Kensington Road.
During scheduled event hours, these street areas are restricted to residential permit holders only.
Old Trafford Stadium onsite parking
Old Trafford operates a number of onsite car parks on match days. Tickets can be purchased on the official Man U site and cost £12.
When ParkingScout checked, parking was only available at the W2, N2, N3, and N4 car parks, even for matches scheduled for 6 months down the line. For other events, like major concerts, parking prices vary between £20 and £50, with the closer car parks obviously more expensive.
Old Trafford Stadium offsite parking
Trafford Council operates a pay-to-park facility in the Trafford Village area, roughly 0.75 miles west of Old Trafford. These on-street parking options go for £5 a pop, and you can use the RingGo app to pay. Use M17 1JE as the postcode to find the centre of the village. Parking is available on these streets:
- South of the A5081 and north of Westinghouse Way, and east of Europa Way and west of Fifth Avenue
- First to Fifth Avenues
- Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Tenth, and Eleventh Streets
- Village Court
Other independent approved match-day parking locations include:
- Lancashire County Cricket Club M16 0PX – £14 for 4hrs – 0.6 miles
- Trafford House M32 0RS – £10 per event – 0.3 miles
- Victoria Park Junior School M32 0XZ – £10 per event – 1.1 miles
- Hilti Store Manchester M5 3EY – price not found – 0.8 miles
- Incom Group, Waterside M17 1WD – £12 per event – 0.4 miles
- Trafford College M32 0HX – price not found – 0.4 miles
- Imperial War Museum M17 1TZ – £10.50 per event – 0.7 miles
- Stretford High School M32 0XA – £12 per day – 0.4 miles
- St Ann’s R C Primary School M32 8SH – price not found – 1.2 miles
Parking app options on match-day
Pre-booked parking apps like JustPark and Your Parking Space are becoming increasingly popular options. Private parking space owners can rent out their parking spaces at their own price and on their own terms, often offering better deals than established car parks. Although the distances to your final destination and prices vary quite a bit, checking these apps can really save you quite a bit of money and hassle. ParkingScout looked at JustPark and Your Parking Space for parking options outside of the restricted zones with a 24-hour lead time before kick-off and found these options:
JustPark had the most options available with 25+ spots. They ranged in price from £5.60 to £80+ for a 4-hour stay (1 hour before and after the match). Although the average spot (excluding ultra-high outliers) was a bit more than £10 for this period, there were multiple spaces available at under £8 no more than a 20-minute walk away from the stadium.
Your Parking Space
The majority of the spaces on this platform had already been booked, leaving fewer than 10 options available. These ranged from £9.60 up to £37.50, with only one option under £10. When we checked again for the game a week later (one week lead time), the results looked very similar to JustPark, although the cheapest spots and average price were about £2 or £3 more.
Non-match day parking at or near Old Trafford Stadium
Free Streetside Parking
Heading anywhere near Old Trafford and really don’t feel like paying for your parking? Good news! ParkingScout has found a number of unrestricted streets where you can park for free. When parking on residential streets, be sure to park in a way that doesn’t obstruct the road or block any driveways. Be considerate and keep the locals in mind. You can find free and unrestricted streetside parking on these streets:
- Waterside M17 1WD – 0.3 miles
- Circle South M17 1NF – 0.6 miles
- Elevator Road M17 1BR – 0.6 miles
- Great Stone Road M32 0XA – 0.5 miles
- Headingley Drive M16 0JP – 0.7 miles
- Wilton Avenue M16 0JH – 0.7 miles
- Leighton Road M16 9WU – 1.2 miles
- Morland Road M16 9PA – 1.2 miles
- Michigan Avenue M50 2GY – 1.2 miles
If the options mentioned above are too far for you to walk, you can always consider parking on these pay-and-display streets. 2 Hours of parking will run you a mere £2.00, while any stay over 5 hours will cost £6.00.
- Warwick Road M16 0RZ – 0.3 miles – free after 5pm/overnight/weekends
- Chorley Street M32 0RR – 0.1 miles – free after 10pm/overnight
- Brian Statham Way M16 0PU – 0.4 miles – free after 10pm/overnight
Cheapest Paid Car Parks near Old Trafford
If you’re worried about your car or don’t like the idea of leaving it on the street, consider these car parks within a short walk of Old Trafford.
- Old Trafford E2 Parking – Free
- Talbot Road Car Park M16 0PW – £2.50 for 2 hours
- Copthorne Manchester Salford Quays car park M50 3SN – £5.00 for 2 hours
- Imperial War Museum M17 1AU – £5.00 for 2 hours
- Paragon House car park M16 0LN – £5.00 for 2 hours
About Old Trafford Stadium
Old Trafford Stadium, affectionately known as the “Theatre of Dreams,” stands as a testament to Manchester’s rich football heritage and is the home of Manchester United Football Club. Established in 1910, Old Trafford has evolved from its historical roots to become a standard of modern stadium design while still preserving its rich history. Today, it boasts an awe-inspiring capacity of 74,140, making it one of the largest football stadiums in the United Kingdom.
Throughout its illustrious history, Old Trafford has been more than just a sanctuary for football lovers. While primarily known for the epic football matches it has hosted over the years, the stadium has diversified its claims to fame, hosting international football matches, rugby league games, and even cricket in its early days. The allure of Old Trafford isn’t limited to sports; it has also witnessed massive entertainment events. Renowned global artists, from the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen, have wowed audiences with unforgettable performances.
Whether supporters are gathering in anticipation of the fierce Manchester Derby, attending blockbuster concerts, or participating in the myriad of cultural events that Old Trafford plays host to, every visit is a testament to the greatness of Old Trafford. With its perfect blend of historical significance and cutting-edge amenities, Old Trafford remains a pilgrimage for enthusiasts of sport, music, and history. So, if you’re ever in Manchester, a visit to this legendary stadium is an absolute must.
Remember to check out our free companion map linked at the top of this article to help you plan the most affordable and convenient parking the next time you watch The Red Devils in action.