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Destination Emirates Old Trafford’s summer events season is here


Emirates Old Trafford’s summer season has arrived! The iconic cricket ground is excited to present a range of corporate hospitality and event experiences for spring and summer 2024. The announcement follows a £75million investment project, including a hotel extension. This really cements the iconic cricket stadium as a world-class multi-purpose venue in Manchester.

Unique guest experiences at the Emirates Old Trafford’s summer events season

The experiences include a truly unique hotel experience for the guests. Where else can you enjoy action-packed cricket and renowned music artists from the comfort of your own private pitch-facing hotel bedroom and balcony with a prime view of the action! Guests will benefit from easy access to the hotel bar while watching the likes of Green Day and Foo Fighters. And breakfast can be enjoyed with a view the next morning in The Edge which overlooks the world-famous outfield.

The private hotel bedroom experience is also available for many world-class events in 2024. Take your pick from England Cricket Fixtures, the T20 Vitality Blast, and The Hundred and more.

Iconic event spaces with panoramic cricket pitch views

Event planners can also host experiences in the Pavilion, a historic building with a modern twist. It’s home to intimate shared hospitality suites offering fantastic views of the cricket. Or planners can choose The Point, the venue’s largest events space, which provides a vibrant and entertaining atmosphere for hospitality guests.

The recent extension of the on-site Hilton Garden Inn hotel added 100 bedrooms. This brings the total to 250, which includes 135 pitch-side rooms. As the home of Lancashire Cricket since 1864, seven top-floor premium suites were added and named in honour of notable Lancashire legends, past and present. All of whom have made a significant impact on the international cricket stage.

The revamped four-star property has also created two new outdoor terraces, plus The Edge, a modern restaurant and event space. A great space for your guests to enjoy with spectacular panoramic views of the legendary cricket pitch and the stadium as a whole.

On-site hotel wins ‘Hotel Top Team of the Year’

Post-extension, the hotel has already won the highly-coveted ‘Hotel Top Team of the Year’ at the Manchester Hoteliers Association Annual Awards. The win recognised the team for delivering beyond expectations, in terms of both business performance and customer satisfaction, with record levels of occupancy (80%, including the new rooms) and revenue, with more guests visiting the hotel than in previous years.

The investment and redevelopment project has already established Emirates Old Trafford as a destination in its own right and facilitated the hotel’s integration with the venue’s existing event spaces, providing additional options for planners considering multi-day events, large conferences, immersive experiences, exhibitions, prestigious dinners and awards ceremonies, incentives, outdoors and team-building activities.

Angela Hodson, Sales Director at Emirates Old Trafford, said: “A £75million redevelopment across 15 years has taken our venue, hotel, and events offering to a new level and has put us on the map for event planners across the UK. We are now able to bring every part of the venue to life. We will continue to innovate with new products, incentives, and experiences.”

Janice Barrington-Wood, Head of Hotel Sales, added: “Our dedicated and experienced team is excited to showcase our corporate hospitality and event experiences for the summer season and establish Emirates Old Trafford as a new premier multi-purpose destination for meetings and events in Manchester and beyond. We look forward to creating unforgettable moments against the backdrop of a historic cricket stadium, world-class music events, and the thriving, vibrant city of Manchester.”


The Emirates Old Trafford events team: L-R: Angela Hodson, Sales Director; Zoe Arnold, Business Development Manager; and Janice Barrington-Wood, Head of Hotel Sales

About Emirates Old Trafford:

Emirates Old Trafford is an award-winning multi-purpose venue with a reputation for delivering inspirational conferences, meetings and much more.

We are proud to be able to cater for a multitude of events of different sizes. We welcome small meetings as well as large exhibitions,  from ten up to 2,000 people. Our flexible, high-end space is fully supported by dedicated, in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support, and experienced event planners.

The venue hosts International cricket and concerts for up to 50,000 people. It also boasts an on-site, four-star, 250-bed Hilton Garden Inn hotel.  Many of the bedrooms look over the famous Lancashire Cricket pitch. With free parking, great transport links, and an on-site Caffé Nero – as well as the Garden Grille restaurant and fitness centre, Emirate Old Trafford is the ideal choice for business and leisure stays.

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