Where are they sold? Can anyone buy tickets? How much do they cost? The MEN answers your questions about Man Utd tickets.
Often regarded as the world’s biggest football club, for decades Manchester United have attracted fans from up and down the UK, and across the globe.
They have called Old Trafford, now Britian’s biggest club ground, their home for more than a century.
However getting hold of tickets for the 76,000 capacity stadium, dubbed the Theatre of Dreams, can be less than simple.
So whether you’re a fan who has not been for a while, or a visitor wanting to buy tickets for family or friends, we have all the information you’ll need to book your seat to see the 20 times league champions in action.
Where are they sold?
There are three main channels in which tickets to United games are sold.
The first and main one is now online via the club’s website www.manutd.com
It contains information about all the upcoming matches and the sales criteria for each.
For home matches, the website has an interactive stadium plan showing all the seats which are available and allows fans to pick the specific seat or seats they would like.
Tickets can also be purchased over the phone by calling 0161 868 8000, pressing option 1.
Or you can buy them in person 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.
Can anyone buy tickets?
That depends on the game and the availability of tickets.
Season ticket holders have their seats reserved for all 19 Premier League home games.
They are also required to automatically purchase tickets for FA Cup, Carabao Cup and Champions League home matches but they can opt out of the Carabao Cup if they wish.
Any additional tickets for Premier League games at Old Trafford are sold exclusively to Official Members. A membership is around £32 for adults.
Members can generally only purchase one ticket for each home game, although occasionally for games in other competitions, offers may be available.
Games in cup competitions do sometimes go on general sale.
How much do they cost?
The cost of tickets again depends both on the opponent and where you want to sit in the stadium.
Seats for Premier League games range from between from £31 and £53 for adult members.
Can I buy them off a ticket tout?
No. The unauthorized selling of football tickets is a specific crime.
That has never stopped touts hanging around stadiums selling tickets at inflated prices.
The sight has been on the decrease in recent years with the advent of electronic tickets.
However fans are still warned they may be refused entry if they are found with a ticket illegally sold.
Many third party websites also offer United tickets for sale but the club say: “When searching for tickets for games at Old Trafford, please be wary of unofficial websites which may not deliver valid tickets for games.”
Do babies and young children need tickets?
The club say: “Every supporter needs a ticket to access the stadium, regardless of their age. It is not advisable to bring a young baby to a game as it can be very noisy, but if you do, we suggest that you provide them with ear protectors.”
Can I use my friends season ticket if they can’t make the game?
The club’s terms and conditions state: “For each home match, a ticket holder shall (on a match by match basis) be entitled to lend their season ticket to a friend or a member of their family.”
However it can only be lent free of charge, it can’t be listed for sale and no money can change hands.
They must be United fans and any breaking of rules or misbehaviour by the friend or family member will be considered to have been committed by the ticket holder themselves and could see the ticket suspended or cancelled.
If it is a concessionary season ticket, ie. a junior or OAP, and a full-paying adult wants to use it, they must contact the ticket office to ‘upgrade’ the ticket and pay the price difference.
The club can theoretically make checks inside the stadium and ask to see a person’s season ticket and ID although this is extremely uncommon.
Away supporters must purchase tickets for the away section from their own club.
Can I buy tickets for Manchester United away games?
Due to the high demand, away tickets are only sold to season ticket holders who have purchased all cup tickets and to executive club members.
New season ticket holders must have had their season ticket for three seasons before they can apply.
There is a ‘loyalty pot’ consisting of fans who have applied for every away game since the 2001-02 season. They are said to have around an 85 per cent chance of securing tickets.
The remainder of the allocation is put to a ballot with applications, which are always usually over subscribed, taken usually around a month before games.
The passing on of away tickets by season ticket holders is not allowed with tougher rules now in place around this.
How do I buy a Manchester United season ticket?
The club currently operates a waiting list for people wanting to buy a season ticket.
When one becomes available priority is given to members who have paid a deposit. This is later deducted from the cost of the season ticket, which range from £532 to £950.
For more information about season tickets call 0161 868 8000.
I’m a fan of the away team. Where do I sit and how do I get tickets?
The away section at Old Trafford is situated in the corner of both the south and east stands opposite the Stretford End. For tickets, you must go through your own club and generally need to have accumulated credits over time.
Once again, as an alternative, you can look for tickets labelled **Away Section** in the upcoming game on LiveFootballTickets .
Where can I book a stadium tour?
On TripAdvisor , for just £18 you will be able to explore the Manchester United museum and take a tour of Old Trafford.