United v Spurs - advice for fans travelling to Old Trafford
26 October 2017|Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United have issued the following advice for Spurs fans travelling to Old Trafford for our Premier League encounter on Saturday.
A reminder for travelling fans that we kick-off at 12.30pm.
Safety & Security
Working in partnership with Greater Manchester Police, United have reviewed their security procedures which includes enhancing searches of supporters at the turnstiles. This means that searches may take longer and as a result it is likely that queues will also be longer this season, however United will do all they can to keep things moving.
Fans are recommended to arrive at the away turnstiles at Old Trafford at least one hour before kick-off. Turnstiles are open two hours before kick-off. Entry will not be permitted after half-time.
Supporters are also advised not to take bags larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm to the match.
All bags will be searched and items larger than the size criteria must be left at one of the 'Bag Drop' facilities, which are located near the Ticket Office (N1 car park) and in the E2 car park.
Bringing a bag will further delay entry into the stadium and the advice is therefore not to take one where possible. If it is necessary for supporters to take a bag, they are recommended to arrive two hours before kick-off.
Major roadworks have begun on key roads surrounding Old Trafford, which will increase supporters' journey time to and from the stadium.
If supporters are driving, roads will be busier than usual and the roadworks include some temporary changes in the direction of traffic. Supporters are advised to pay attention to local traffic diversion signs.
All supporters should allow extra time for the journey and aim to arrive at least one hour before kick-off to get through the turnstiles. Whilst the changes will not affect the United's official car parks, some car parking on public roads will no longer be available.
Metrolink trams are not affected by the road closures - the closest tram stops to the ground are: Old Trafford, Trafford Bar, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays and MediaCityUK. There are frequent tram services from Piccadilly, Victoria and Deansgate train stations and a designated walking route from the city centre