MANCHESTER UNITED - OLD TRAFFORD
Away fans are located in one corner of the ground, taking up part of the East and South stands. The view from the away sections are excellent and up to 3,000 away supporters can be accommodated. Fans are normally searched on the way into the ground by the stewards and once inside there are a number of refreshment kiosks. These sell a range of Shire Foods pies at £2 (but alas no balti pies) and other refreshments. The away fans section is set back from the pitch as there is a disabled area to its front. The leg room between rows is a little tight, as well as the space between the seats themselves, but the good thing is that the away fans can really make some noise from this part of the stadium.
As you probably know Old Trafford is billed as the 'Theatre Of Dreams' and is certainly one of the best grounds in the country. However, if you have never been there before, be prepared to be a little disappointed, as the reality will probably not meet your pre-conceived expectations. Getting tickets for Man Utd home games is pretty difficult even if you are a member of the club, so make sure you have tickets before you travel.
Leave the M6 at junction 30 and take the M61 towards Bolton. At the end of the M61, join the M63. Leave the M63 at junction 4 and follow the A5081 towards Manchester. After about two miles you will reach Sir Matt Busby Way on your right for the ground.
Most of the pubs around the ground operate members only schemes and/or are for home fans only. It is a difficult place to get a pint close to the ground, I must admit, and gets no better. The Quadrant is a 10-15 minute walk in the direction of the cricket ground. Beer is served in the ground.
Old Trafford has its own train station (next to the ground) and metrolink station (next to the Lancashire County cricket club on Warwick Road, which leads up to Sir Matt Busby Way. Both are served by Manchester Piccadilly mainline station.