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North West Quadrant Hospitality - Ground Level

Manchester United Football Club - Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0RA

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do not receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the North
      Leave the M60 at Junction 12 M602 (Salford/Manchester). At the end of the M602 (Junction 3) follow signs for Salford Quays & Trafford Park. At the roundabout turn right onto Trafford Road (A5063). At the bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal, keep in the right hand lane, turn right and follow the road round to Trafford Wharf Road, then left at the traffic lights, passing the Premier Inn. Continue through the lights to reach the stadium.
      From the South
      Leave the M6 at Junction 19 and take the A556 in the direction of Manchester Airport. Continue onto the M56 to Manchester, passing the Airport, and follow the signs to the M60 (North & West). Leave the M60 at Junction 7 (A56 Chester Road) and follow the signs for Manchester United. Please note, Sir Matt Busby Way is closed from Chester Road on Matchday.
    • There are multiple car parks around the stadium.
      Car parks E1, E2 and N1 have designated Blue Badge parking bays available.
      Some car parks are only used on matchdays, please contact the club for more information.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the stadium.
    • The nearest bus stops to the stadium are located on Wharfside Way and Chester Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Manchester United Football Ground Station.
    • Although Manchester United Football Ground Station is the nearest train station, it is not the most accessible. Other stations near to the stadium include; Deansgate, Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly.
      The Metrolink service operates a frequent service from the City Centre (including Victoria & Piccadilly Stations) to Old Trafford station which is situated within a five minute walk of the football ground.
      North Western Trains operate a matchday only service from City Centre Stations direct to Old Trafford Stadium where the station is located alongside the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.
      Old Trafford Metrolink station is accessible for wheelchair users, however Old Trafford Train Station is not.
    • For more information on National Rail Enquiries please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Metro View
    • The nearest Metro station is Old Trafford.
    • Old Trafford Metrolink is located on Brian Statham Way, next to told Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

Car Parking and Drop Off

Outer Concourse

  • There is step-free access throughout the outer concourse.
    The surface of the outer concourse varies between block paving and tarmac.
    There are some slight slopes leading from the external parts of the outer concourse.
    The sheltered areas of the outer concourse are located beneath the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, Stretford End, part of the East Stand and beneath the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.
    The Munich Tunnel is located beneath the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.
    The Munich Disaster Clock is located on the south-east corner of the East Stand.
  • There are programme stalls located at regular intervals around the stadium.
    There are food and drink stands located around the outer concourse; outside the Stretford End and in front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.
    There are independent food drink stands located along the streets leading up to the stadium.
    There is benched seating available in front of the East Stand and the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.
    There are standard toilets located at the front of the East Stand. These toilets close once the turnstiles to the stand open.
    On matchdays there are portable toilet facilities available.
  • There is step-free access to the stand entrances.
  • There is a traffic exclusion zone before and after kick-off, at the top of Sir Matt Busby Way located either side of the A56 pedestrian crossing.
  • Clear directional signage is provided on the concourse.
  • There is a stadium plan/map on the concourse.
  • There is a steward/member of staff available for assistance on match days.

Outside Access (North West Quadrant Entrance F4)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the north-west side of the stadium.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 ticket readers located beyond the entrance.
    • Both ticket readers are at a height of 105cm.
    • This entrance is used to access the North West Quadrant - Upper Tier concourse and Level 7 designated seating area.

Reception (North West Quadrant Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter Entrance F4.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the North West Quadrant Entrance F4.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is tiles.

Getting Around (Ground Level)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the ground floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and tiles.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in public areas.

Other Floors (North West Quadrant)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter Entrance F4.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the North West Quadrant Entrance F4.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the third floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (North West Quadrant)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter Entrance F4.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the North West Quadrant Entrance F4.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 197cm x 168cm (6ft 6in x 5ft 6in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The lift on the left hand side has separate entry and exit doors.
    • The lifts are used to access the North West Quadrant - Upper Tier concourse and Level 7 designated seating area.