Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers

Manchester Originals v Northern Superchargers


Emirates Old Trafford
Wednesday 28 July 2021 from 3:00pm to 9:30pm
Impacted area(s)

Stretford, Old Trafford, A56 Chester Road, Altrincham Metrolink Line

Trams will be busy from 4pm as fans make their way to the cricket and the nearby Manchester United match.

Supporters going to the event should use contactless for payments, it's the safe and easy way to pay. Just remember to touch in and out!

Manchester Originals host Northern Superchargers in the second fixture to be played at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday 28 July.

More than 6,000 fans are expected to attend the fixture with the women's game beginning at 3pm and the men's at 6.30pm.

In addition to this, Old Trafford is hosting Manchester United v Brentford. This event is taking place from 8pm until approximately 10pm.

Metrolink 🚈

With fans travelling to and from the area, services will be very busy from around 4pm, especially on the Altrincham line, and again after the match finishes.

Please be aware that the Eccles and MediaCityUK lines will be closed for this fixture. A bus replacement service is in operation for these stops.

Not going to the game?

If you can travel flexibly, board your service before 4pm or consider walking to Trafford Bar or Firswood for a quieter trip with more space on board. Click here for the latest data showing when services are busy

Going to see some sixes?

Getting to Emirates Old Trafford by tram couldn’t be easier.

Board an Altrincham line service to Old Trafford which is directly next to the stadium.

Services will be busier so you may want to consider using two alternative stops which are within walking distance of the stadium. This is particularly true after the match where it may be quicker to walk to one of these stops than wait at Old Trafford:

  • Trafford Bar a 10-minute walk away. Board an East Didsbury line or Manchester Airport line service from this stop.
  • Firswood a 15-minute walk away.


Supporters should use contactless for payments, it's the safe and easy way to pay. Just remember to touch-in and touch-out!

Park and Ride

Leave the car and hop on the tram to the match!

Park and Ride facilities are free to use and Metrolink services go within walking distance of Emirates Old Trafford. All services from the below locations take around 15 minutes.

  • Sale Water Park with 300 spaces (leave the M60 at Junction 6). Alight at Trafford Bar.
  • Parkway with 360 spaces (leave the M60 at Junction 9). Alight at Wharfside.

Bus 🚌

The 255, 256, 263 and x50 bus services run within walking distance of Old Trafford.

Services are expected to be busier than usual due to the Manchester United match also taking place. Journeys may take longer than usual due to traffic in the local area.

Driving (but not going to the Cricket) 🚗

Traffic on the roads around the stadium has increased and journey times are at the same levels as before the pandemic.

Major roadworks are also taking place on Trafford Road which are leading to increased journey times.

If you can travel flexibly, re-time your journey to before 4pm to avoid supporters arriving at the matches.

Driving (to watch the action) 🚗

Fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford have previously caused long delays to road users and we don't want you to miss the match! If you have to travel by car then consider the advice below.

There are major works taking place on Trafford Road which will impact on journey times if travelling via the M602.

With Manchester United facing Brentford on the same evening, you will be unable to park at the football ground as is usually the case.

Walking 🚶

Old Trafford is easily accesible on foot from local areas - beat the traffic and take a stroll to and from the match.

We are encouraging everyone who is within 30 minutes of the stadium to make their journey to the match on foot.

From the city centre it's a 45-minute walk along the Bridgewater Canal.

Click here to see all local areas within a 30-minute walk of Emirates Old Trafford.

Vaccination Clinic

On Wednesday,Trafford Council will run a drop-in vaccination clinic at the Town Hall, opposite Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.

If you're attending either the football or cricket, why not stop by and get your jab?

Useful Links

For more information on the fixture, please visit the LCCC website.