Buying tickets to Old Trafford & Manchester Utd
Best advice on getting hold of a ticket - from Manchester United fans
Face value prices for tickets to senior games at Old Trafford:
£17.00 - £44.00
You probably don't need telling that tickets to first team games at Old Trafford are notoriously difficult to come by. There's always a bunch of touts or scalpers hanging around the stadium in the build-up to the match and you can usually get a ticket if you're prepared to pay through the nose for it (at least double face value, and often 4, even 10 times face value for a really big match - you have been warned!)
However, due to the recession, there is now a thriving market in discounted seats right up until 48 hours or so before the game - usually sold by season ticket holders who cannot make it to the match. A seat bought in this way usually costs from just £20 + handling charges depending on which type of seats are available, (though be aware that the handling/insurance charge can add another £15 or so to the cost of each ticket - very annoying but still the cheapest way of getting tickets to a big match at Old Trafford that we have come across).
At present, this is the best way of being assured of tickets at or very close to face-value, even if it's just 4 or 5 days away from match-day. But tickets sell quickly, especially for the big matches, as fans change plans and unload more unneeded tickets as the game gets ever closer - so to save yourself a load of grief continually checking what new tickets have come up for offer, you can arrange for a text message to alert your mobile as soon as tickets for that match are made available. It's simple and it's usually very effective - so long as you act as soon as the text alert reaches you...
Text MAN to 83080 (UK) or 53033 (Ireland) to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.
Alerts cost 25p or 60c (Ireland).
Text STOP MAN to 83080 (UK) 53033 (Ireland) to unsubscribe.
Or you can try Man Utd tickets on Viagogo to check what's available right now.
However, if you can afford the price on the ticket in these recessionary times you should try seeing if there is a 'hospitality' or
'match-day' package still available from either:
or from the club's official site, below.
Packages can include: Champagne reception, Three course a la carte menu, Complimentary Bar, Matchday Programme & gift, Car parking pass (1 per 4 guests), and watch the match from a padded executive seat.
These packages begin at £99 + VAT, rising dependent on the level of luxury and the level of the opposition. So a top-end package to watch a big game like Chelsea at Old Trafford will cost about £300 but you do get looked after rather better than by the touts.
For a slightly cheaper alternative you should try the Match-Day Package from Viagogo which gets you a seat, a programme, a voucher to the United Megastaore and a free meal at nearby Harry Ramsdens. Not quite the same levels of luxury, but at least there are still tickets available to some big matches (United V City from £233 and United V Arsenal from £233) - and be warned, all come with a hefty booking fee on top. But if you can afford it and you need to make plans rather than wait to see what comes up for sale as the match gets closer by following the advice above, then this could be your best bet for guaranteeing yourself a pair of tickets to a big match - but even then you need to be booking at least a month or so in advance, and preferably even earlier.
Otherwise you can try any of the links below, but again, you will be paying over the odds (unless you are using the United Ticket Exchange
or booking well in advance on the official club site, top of the links below).
What do you expect when you're coming to see the best supported football team in the world?
For more information and to book your place at the Theatre of Dreams, call 0870 442 1994 (select option 1, then option 2). Or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Buy (or at least apply for) tickets:
Tel: +44 (0) 870 442 1999 (Ticket sales)