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Old Trafford
CWC19 Venue Guide

Old Trafford

Manchester

Fixtures Staged

6

Venue Capacity

24,600*

Established

1857
semi-final Venue

TOP TIPS FOR MANCHESTER

To ensure you have the best day possible at CWC19, check out our spectator info.

  • Gates open 2 hours before the start of the match. Arrive early and make the most of the activities around the venue
  • Some items are not allowed to be brought in to the venue, please find more information below
  • Download the CWC19 app for match day information
  • If you need assistance on a match day please speak to a friendly steward or World Cup Cricketeer, they will be more than happy to help
  • Don’t miss out on everything else the city has to offer. For more information visit www.visitmanchester.com
  • Share your day using #CWC19Manchester or #CWC19OldTrafford

SPECTATOR VENUE GUIDE

To download the Spectator Venue Guide for Old Trafford, click here. This can be used on your phone/tablet or printed for use before and during your match day.

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED ITEMS

  • No items which could be used as a weapon including, but not limited to, firearms, knives, flammable items.
  • No pyrotechnic devices including fireworks, explosives, smoke bombs, flares, laser pointers or similar items.
  • Large flags (and those with sticks that protrude more than a hand’s breadth below the flag)
  • Alcohol, glass or cans
  • No professional cameras and video cameras or any photographic equipment, including tripods, used for commercial purpose.
  • No noise producing devices including air horns, portable speakers, PA systems, megaphones or similar items used for amplification or broadcast.
  • No animals except for service animals.
  • No promotional, commercial, political, religious or items deemed offensive of whatever nature, including but not limited to clothing, banners, placards, leaflet, signs or other materials used for ambush marketing or other similar unauthorised promotional purposes.
  • Any other items listed as prohibited items on the applicable venue regulations.
  • Items likely to obscure view or impact spectator experience such as large (golf) umbrellas or oversized hats.
  • Small amounts of food and non-alcoholic drinks for personal consumption can be brought into the venue if in clear, unopened packets, containers or plastic bottles. Empty water bottles are also permitted. 

ACCESSIBILITY

To find out more about the accessible facilities and services at Old Trafford, click here to download the Access Guide.

FOOD & DRINK

A variety of food and drink will be available to purchase at the venue including vegetarian, vegan and halal options.

SUSTAINABILITY

The site at Old Trafford is powered by renewable energy. Solar panels are used to heat the water in The Point, and rainwater is harvested for flushing toilets in the same building.

Old Trafford are in the process of changing their waste recycling streams to improve sustainability in the long run. There are a selection of bins around the ground and we'd encourage all visitors to the venue to utilise the general waste and dry mixed recycling bins. The general waste stream is zero landfill and used for RDF fuel. On top of this, numerous water refill points have been installed for the Cricket World Cup, so we'd encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day.

SAFETY

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.

We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.

There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.