Lancashire's iconic home will host six ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 fixtures, including a semi-final.
Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, will be the busiest venue at next year’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, as it will play host to six games, including a semi-final.
It also will be the venue for the most-watched fixture in international cricket when India take on Pakistan.
The ground itself is no stranger to World Cup cricket having been used in the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions of the tournament.
England have played two Cricket World Cup semi-finals at Old Trafford, beating New Zealand by nine runs in 1979, but losing to India by six wickets in 1983.
The ground itself is the second oldest Test venue in England, hosting Tests since 1884, and recently renamed their Pavilion End the ‘James Anderson End’ after England’s leading Test wicket-taker.
HOW TO GET THERE
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!
Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at Old Trafford during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Old Trafford is located in the Trafford area of Manchester and is three miles from Manchester Piccadilly. Manchester Piccadilly is a very well-connected station with local, regional and national rail services connecting Manchester to Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Leeds, Durham and destinations further afield.
There is also Manchester Victoria Station which connects Manchester with towns and cities north of the city. For further information about rail services to and from Manchester please visit: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Old Trafford benefits from a tram service which operates directly outside of the ground. The Old Trafford stop (Altrincham Line) provides an easy and fully-accessible service that links Manchester Piccadilly, the city centre and the ground in a journey which takes less than 20 minutes. For those spectators coming from different Metrolink lines there a number of services which operate through Trafford Bar; a station which is just half a mile from the entrance to the ground.
For further information about the trams please visit: https://www.tfgm.com/
THINGS TO DO IN MANCHESTER
Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK right now where everybody and anybody is very warmly welcomed.
Birthplace of the computer, the Football League and Northern Soul, Manchester’s heritage is rich and diverse. The industrial revolution which was instigated by Manchester’s first steam-powered mill, shaped the world’s economy.
Manchester is famous all over the world for its sport; Trafford Borough, in Greater Manchester, is home to Old Trafford Cricket Ground and the city has two world-famous and iconic football teams, Manchester City and Manchester United and boasts one of the world’s finest and fastest board tracks, The UK National Cycling Centre.
The city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, hotels and places to stay whilst the surrounding Greater Manchester boroughs offer a patch-work of visitor experiences including quaint market towns, traditional pubs and beautiful green spaces and waterways to be explored on foot or bike. Furthermore, a packed calendar of world-class events and festivals including the Manchester International Festival, next held in July 2019, means there’s always another reason to visit the city.
Manchester is the perfect gateway to the north, with inspiring cities, including Liverpool, Chester and York and the natural beauty of the Lake District, Peak District and Wales, all a stone's throw away.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.
We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.
There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.
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