Old Trafford Cricket Ground also known as Emirates Old Trafford is the cricketing home of Lancashire County Cricket Club in the Old Trafford area of Manchester, England. The cricket ground opened in 1857 but it was not until 1864 that Lancashire played at the stadium. The ground hosts England national teams test matches and is the second oldest cricket ground in the country, it was also the first to host a Ashes Test match. The stadium has recently undergone extensive redevelopment which has seen it welcome a new hotel, pavilion and conference centre.
The stadium is accessible to all modes of transport. If travelling by Car, leave the M60 at Stretford and follow the signs for the cricket ground. There is no train station close to the cricket ground but instead, a tram runs to the ground stopping directly outside at the ‘Old Trafford’ tram stops, trams run to the stop from Manchester city centre and Altrincham.
Opening Times and Admission
The best way to have a look around the stadium is by attending a cricket match, cricket is a seasonal sport so matches are played regularly at the venue from April to September. Another way to see the ground is by attending a tour, these can be arranged by contacting Lancashire County Cricket Club.