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Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

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Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

WIll be arriving by car for the Reading game. The Man U website says to drive towards Old Trafford and then follow local signs for match day parking, how early should we get there to be sure there isn't too much hassle parking? The game starts at 515pm. Couple of hours OK?

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1. Re: Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

A couple of hours is fine.

Depending on which way you approach, you'll start to see signs and men in yellow coats waving you into their car park areas. These are all 'unofficial' but normally perfectly legal. Old Trafford is in the middle of a massive industrial park (Trafford Park) and many of the businesses make money by opening up their car parks on match days.

The problem is that many of these places can be miles away and still a good 20 minute walk. You need to ignore the first few you see until you get to within sight of the ground. It'll cost you about a fiver.

Another option would be to get the tram. Depending on where you're driving from, this might be your best bet. Ladywell (just off the M62/M602 Eccles junction) has a park and ride car park which is becoming quite popular. The tram from here takes about 15 minutes and is never too busy).

You could also park near the Altrincham line but I know that it's hard to park round here at the best of times so might not be too convenient.

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If you get there 2 hours before you'll be fine. There's parking on every side of the ground but those nearest to the ground are mainly pre-booked seasson tickets, so expect to walk about 10 minutes. What you should think about is the best spot to get away after the match, so avoid any car parks where you might get well and truly blocked in.

We always park on side roads in the industrial area,Trafford Park, side of the ground. We live 22 miles away in Warrington (which is on your route) and, even with our walk, we're always back home within 60 minutes of the final whistle. So you might want to take a similar route to us, which would be M6 to J21A of the M62. Then down the M62 towards Manchester to J12, where it joins with the M60. Then follow the Stockport/Manchester Airport signs, over the Barton Bridge Flyover, past the Trafford Centre shopping centre, and come off at J9. At the bottom of the slip road go left and follow the United signs down the dual carriageway, (get in the right hand lane). You'll come to a big roundabout at the end - don't take the same exit as most of the traffic but keep on the the roundabout to the next exit, which is the 4th exit. Come off here (Westinghouse Road) and follow this road round through 2 sets of lights to another roundabout where you can go straight across towards the Containerbase where there is paid for parking - make sure that you get a ticket and display it otherwise it'll cost you. You'll see the West Stand of the ground from there and it's a very easy walk in.

Take the time to do a full circuit of the ground and soak up the best club ground in the country!

Hope you have a great day out but, sorry, I can't wish you well for the result..

If you decided to come up earlier, the Trafford Centre which is on your route is a brilliant largescale shopping centre with plenty of restaurants and you could spend a good few hours there quite easily

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3. Re: Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

who cares?!

The only people who care don't come to this site, they are more pre-occupied with football sites?!

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4. Re: Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

LOL !!

Thanks to the others for their comprehensive replies.

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5. Re: Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

Hi, there are many options - but for a first-time visitor to an Old Trafford game (and one who is coming up the M6) I feel that the instructions from bornandbred are excellent. If you follow them exactly it should be a real help to you.

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6. Re: Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

"I feel that the instructions from bornandbred are excellent. If you follow them exactly it should be a real help to you."

They will be programmed into the sat nav before I leave...and no, I wont be leaving it in the car when we park either :-)

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7. Re: Man Utd - Parking / Transport matchday advice

Thanks to bornandbred, directions spot on, not only me but quite a few others came up using them :-)

And not only that, but the Mancs didnt win, a real bonus :-)

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