Getting tickets for matches at Old Trafford can be a tricky business. There is certainly a misconception attached to Manchester United that going to games is near impossible due to the high demands.
However, there are many ways fans can get their hands on tickets as the new season inches closer, as we will discuss in the post below.
The most popular way fans can purchase tickets is via the club’s website – www.manutd.com. Here, you can find all relevant information about upcoming matches and the sales criteria for each game but there are some good time saving tips which will share with you.
There is a stadium plan for home games, where fans can view which seats are available before they choose. Away games are slightly more complicated, due to the limited tickets and high demand, they are only sold to season ticket holders who have purchased all cup tickets. New season ticket holders have to have had their season ticket for three seasons before they can apply, even then it is down to a ‘loyalty pot’ of fans who supposedly have around an 85 per cent chance of getting tickets.
Tickets can also be purchased over the phone in the UK by calling 0161 868 8000, pressing option 1. You can purchase them at the club’s Ticket and Membership Services office, which is in car park W2 at Old Trafford and is open 8am-8pm, Monday to Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. The cost of tickets depends both on the opponent and where you want to sit in the stadium, and range from between from £31 and £53 for adults.
One way fans can guarantee they will watch all 19 home games for the Premier League is by buying a season ticket. Season ticket holders have their seats reserved for all 19 Premier League home games, and can be purchased on the club’s website. However, you first have to become a member, then join a waiting list that can last for some time depending on where you want to be seated. Getting a United membership costs approximately £32 for adults, and entitles fans to purchase one ticket for each home game, as well as the ability to buy a ticket for cup games. You can purchase a membership here. For more information about season tickets, you can call 0161 868 8000.
Due to the strict competition for tickets, Premier League games might be a tough ask to get tickets for. But cup games like the Carabao Cup, The Emirates FA Cup and the Europa League are sometimes put on general sale, making them a much more accessible way of watching the Red Devils than many fans imagine.
Fans can also purchase matchday VIP experiences, where you are given the opportunity to watch the game from some of the best seats in the stadium, along with a welcome drink, 3 course meal, drinks, a gift and matchday entertainment. For more information on this, click here.
Finally, there is also the option of purchasing tickets through sites such as Viagogo. Prices of the tickets on these kinds of ticketing sites varies, but buying tickets from resale sites are a very popular option for those who want to go to a one off game.
Of course you can chance your arm and turn up at Old Trafford on match day and look to purchase tickets through ticket “touts’ or “scalpers” but be warned not only is this illegal but you could easily be sold a fake ticket so our advice is to follow the rules and buy either from the club themselves or through an authorised reseller.