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Sir Alex Ferguson Stand - Middle Tier

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 (B4 Entrance - Red Cafe, Salford Suites 1 and 2, Level 3 Executive Boxes)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 220cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 ticket readers located beyond the entrance.
    • Both ticket readers are at a height of 110cm.

Lift (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand - Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter, between the B4 and C4 receptions.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • 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 and 8.
  • 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 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 200cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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.

Turnstile(s) (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand - Middle Tier N45)

  • Turnstile(s) View
    • This information is for the turnstile(s) located at the front of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand.
    • The turnstile(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The turnstiles are all similar.
    • There is step-free access to the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The turnstile(s) opening width is 40cm.
    • There is a/are fixed ticket reader(s) at the turnstile(s) surveyed.
    • The height of the ticket reader(s) is/are 120cm.
    • There is a steward available for assistance.
    • The turnstile(s) can be overcome by using Entrance B4.
  • Access to the Stand Concourse View
    • There is stepped access from the turnstile(s), to the stand concourse.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • 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.

Stand

  • Stand View
    • This stand is for home supporters.
    • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within this stand.
    • There is not designated seating for ambulant disabled people within the stand.
    • There is step-free access throughout the concourse area(s).
    • The flooring in the concourse area(s) is blistered vinyl.
    • Clear directional signage is provided in the concourse area(s).
    • Background music/noise is not played in the concourse area(s).
    • The concourse area(s) is/are congested on match days during busy periods (before kick off, just before and during half time and at the end of matches).
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the concourse area(s) is good.
    • Lighting levels in the concourse area(s) are good.
    • There are food and drink counters situated along the concourse area(s).
    • Headsets for audio commentary can be used in this stand.
    • Headsets are collected from a collection point or alternatively they can be delivered by an access steward (If requested prior to the game).
    • There is not a deposit charge for the use of headsets.
  • Access to the Stand Seating View
    • There is stepped access from the concourse to stand seating.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • There is/are 1-15+ clearly marked step(s) to access the rows of seating from here.
  • Stand Facilities View
    • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available within the stand.
    • There are standard toilets available within the stand.
    • There are not ambulant cubicles available in the standard toilets.
    • There is not a separate parent and baby room within the stand.

Food and Drink (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand - Middle Tier)

  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are located along the concourse.
  • The food and drink counter(s) is/are clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access to the food and drink counter(s).
  • The height of the food and drink counter(s) is/are medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section at the food and drink counter(s) with a height of 76cm or below.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the food and drink counter(s).
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There is a steward available to provide assistance with ordering food and drink.