I am a HUGE Manchester United fan (and so is Alex now), and so the Old Trafford Stadium Tour was always a part of my bucket list; I’ve been here a few times to see matches, but never to look around! Alex’s sister lives in Manchester, and we went to visit her and her boyfriend for a weekend in 2019, which is when Grievesy decided to treat me to a stadium tour.
When you arrive, you are given your ticket and sent through a museum of United kits, match balls, trophies and photos of the famous and memorable moments in Manchester United’s football history! You’re then taken on a guided tour of the stands, changing rooms, press room and of course the players tunnel, where you can get some photos for the gram and ask all of the burning questions you have about the club! Having been such a big fan for so many years, I found it really interesting to learn about the stadium and all of the history that it has to offer!
We booked through Get Your Guide and paid around £50. One of the slight negatives about it was that you have to pay a huge amount of money to park at the stadium itself. We managed to find a website called JustPark where you can pay a small amount of money to park in someone’s driveway! The house that we found was a 5/10 minute walk from Old Trafford and only cost us around £6 for the time that we needed!
I would recommend the tour to any United fan as it’s an incredible experience to feel like you’re even more a part of the club, and to know that your idols once stood in that exact spot! Me and Alex sat in the dug out seats and the next time we watched a home game on TV, we were excited to see which players were blessed to share a seat with us….