The Point – Manchester’s ultimate conference and event venue

Large, red and modern; the striking exterior of The Point certainly is an eye-catching conference and events facility. Where The Pavilion houses the timelessness and tradition of the Lancashire County Cricket Club, The Point is as colourful, exciting and modern as T20 cricket.

A state-of-the-art space, with wonderful cuisine and the flexibility to meet virtually any need. The Point is one of the North West’s premier locations for events, conferences, weddings, parties and exhibitions. See why by viewing The Point facilities. Design of The Point incorporates eco-friendly features  and full disabled access.

See why The Point is a truly state-of-the-art venue, perfect for conferences and events.

Sitting next to The Pavilion at Emirates Old Trafford, The Point’s enormous 7m windows allow unrivalled and unimpeded panoramic views of the cricket pitch. Highly customisable, The Point is the perfect place to entertain delegates or guests with our exceptional standards of hospitality.

Whether you’re planning a conference, exhibition, a glam wedding, or an exciting product launch, then our team is ready to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Large, full of light, versatile and modern, The Point is an organiser’s dream venue. Our luxurious facilities include a mezzanine and private bar that can cater for all events big and small, hundreds or a handful.

The Point has a sit-down dinner capacity for up to 1200 guests – or 850 with a dance floor. Conference and exhibition capacity is also 1200. The space is sub-divisible into three areas, ideal for large events that need separate rooms or smaller functions. The Point can be easily combined with our Pavilion via the bridge link or for larger events that need extra break-out space.

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The Pavilion – versatile venue for conferences, meetings and events

Combining the finest traditions of English cricket with modern, state of the art hospitality,
The award winning Pavilion – alongside The Point – has made Emirates Old Trafford a leading events and hospitality venue in the North West. Originally built in 1895, the Pavilion underwent an intensive £7.5m redevelopment that was completed in 2013.

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Whether you’re planning a vibrant corporate function, a glamorous wedding or an unforgettable party, then our team is ready to deliver an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. Our spacious and luxurious facilities cater for all events big and small, hundreds or a handful.

The venue is able to accommodate up to 700 guests across the eight suites and nine executive boxes we have to offer. With a footbridge linking The Point to the Pavilion, delegates have easy access to breakout rooms and extra syndicate spaces, making the venue unique. Our suites are completely flexible, and can be adapted to your every need. Make the most of these facilities with the special offers we have available.

Emirates Old Trafford has fantastic transport links, and is easily accessible by car, tram or bus. We also have plenty of car parking space onsite. Head Chef Nic Ashurst and his team share a wealth of experience in catering for events of all shapes and sizes, and can provide your evening with a delicious range of tastes and flavours.

Emirates Old Trafford has seen countless classic moments in cricket — including England retaining the Ashes in 2013 — so why not immerse your delegates into part of the games’ folklore? So come and take a look inside…

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t the heart of the building, the Members’ suite is the most versatile and dynamic room at Emirates Old Trafford.

Combining the heritage, history and atmosphere of Lancashire’s most famous cricket pavilion with a state of the art, modern and versatile event space, the Members’ Suite is the perfect place for wedding receptions, corporate dining, conferences, gala dinners and celebrations.

Take a stroll outside onto the terrace, and feel the atmosphere of nearly 150 years of first-class cricket history.

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Combining heritage, history and atmosphere view our Members Suite video to see how we can tailor your event requirements.

The Members’ suite can cater for up to 200 guests, and incorporates a spacious and comfortable dining area alongside a vast dance-floor or entertainment space.

The rooms are illuminated with glowing natural daylight, and have a spectacular view of the famous cricket pitch.

Combining classic architecture and design of the past with luxurious modern facilities, the suite includes a reception and two wing rooms, The Library and The Honours – which can be included or sectioned off as additional breakout areas. If your meeting, exhibition or party is a little smaller, then look no further than the Williams BMW suite.

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f your meeting, exhibition or party is a little smaller, then look no further. The Princes Trust found the Williams BMW suite to be an excellent room to host a recent training day.

The smaller cousin of the Members Suite, the Williams BMW suite provides a more intimate version of the hospitality offered at Emirates Old Trafford.

A suite with a balcony overlooking the pitch – see why the Williams BMW suite is perfect for meetings, parties or networking events.

Ideal for smaller parties, presentations and ceremonies; the Williams BMW is an open space, that is beautifully lit by tremendous views of the cricket pitch, and is perfect for impressing your guests with a mixture of glamour and comfort.

With its fully stocked bar and attached balcony, The Williams BMW suite is a flexible and adaptable space for a variety of events, and can host up to 100 guests.




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uch like the Williams BMW suite, the Brown Shipley Club suite is best suited for small events and meetings or pre dinner drinks. Formally the player’s dressing room, the walls are now lined with striking cricketing images offering a unique setting for your event.

Ideal for meeting and events in an unique setting see what the Club Suite can offer you.

The Business School from Manchester Metropolitan University recently held a development here, embracing the views of the pitch whilst delivering bespoke coaching. Read about their experience here.

The Brown Shipley Club suite is an ideal alternative to the Williams BMW suite, but can also be combined as a breakout room for corporate events.


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here tradition meets the future.

The 1864 Suite is a vibrant, open space that is ideal for conferences, dinners, drinks receptions, networking events, meet and greet functions; or parties with a closer, more relaxed feel. Thames TV recently used the suite as a green room for the X Factor judges! Boasting its own private bar, a seated balcony and fantastic views of the pitch, the suite can be tailored down to the finest of detail. Pin-spotting and LED lighting are available if you wish to elegantly illuminate your event.

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The 1864 Suite is a vibrant, open space. Perfect for drinks receptions, networking events and conferences. View our stunning facilities.

With memories of Ian Botham, Shane Warne and Freddie Flintoff all once toasting success within these walls, the 1864 Suite is the perfect place to sit back, unwind and let us entertain you and your guests. If you are looking for extra space, the 1864 features the 1864 lounge, a versatile area which can be used as a office or break out corner.





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ituated on the third floor of the Pavilion, feel like a king as you gaze out of the Boardrooms’ fantastic panoramic views of the city centre, the Pennines, and of course the Emirates Old Trafford pitch.

The Boardroom can comfortably seat up to 24 guests, and with its large plasma screen, attached balcony and en suite bar, it is the perfect place to inspire your team or delegates. If you are looking to for a suite to network with like-minded individuals, discuss and debate industry issues whilst enjoying a spot of lunch, we can cater for you.  Its no surprise that the Meeting Industry Association have opted to host an executive business lunch here.

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ith its executive meeting table, big screen plasmas and stylish design, the Executive Boxes are a dynamic, intimate and unique meeting space.

See how our elite executives boxes are perfect for an intimate meeting.

The walls are adorned with memorabilia from classic cricketing moments at Old Trafford, each Executive Box includes a private balcony with access to seats and stunning views of the pitch.

Seeking an alternative space to hold face to face interviews? Needing a break out space with a difference? Looking to host business meetings, seminars, or workshops? The Executive Boxes are guaranteed to provide inspiration.



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he AJ Bell Players & Media Centre is a state of the art facility, that isn’t just for cricketers and journalists.

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With a wide variety of customisable space the AJ Bell Players & Media Centre is perfect for corporate workshops, training, away days, meetings and team building events. It’s no surprise that AutoTrader recently for break out space during their annual conference.

Planning a seminar or training session for your team? Why not immerse yourself in a press box at Emirates Old Trafford, and inspire your colleagues with magnificent panoramic views of the pitch.

Located across the pitch to the Pavilion and The Point, all of the suites can be fully catered for, and are perfect for business.





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e-live the scene of England’s 2013 Ashes triumph, where the players themselves battled the Aussies for five days.

Modern in design, the Players’ Lounge is a versatile suite that can accommodate groups of up to 60. While suitable for holding events on its own, this space can also be successfully combined with the Press Gallery for larger events.

Ideal for larger meetings, presentations and seminars, the suite also boasts a built in LCD projector, 42” plasma screen and stunning views of the Emirates Old Trafford wicket.

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hen the Press Gallery isn’t buzzing with journalists from across the globe reporting on England Internationals, it becomes the perfect place for lectures, seminars and large scale meetings. The auditorium is able to fit over 100 guests upon its tiered rows, and has an enormous panoramic view of the pitch — considered one of the best in cricket.

And if the stunning view is too much of a distraction from the speaker, the gallery offers full-blackout blinds to ensure focus and attention.

The Press Gallery is fitted with large plasma screens and power sockets at each desk space.

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ocated behind the Press Gallery, the Press Lounge is the perfect space to hold your next seminar, product launch, training day or demonstration.

Situated in the heart of the building, the Press Lounge comfortably sits up to 100 people, and is fitted with plasma screens, an overhead projector and catering facilities.

The Press Lounge is highly customisable, and can be partitioned to create two smaller spaces. A well lit and open space, is ideal for a wide range of business activities.

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he AJ Bell Players & Media Centre holds its own outdoor terrace, on the rear side of level three.

Basked in warm sunlight, the outdoor terrace is an ideal area for open air entertainment, or as a breakout space. Looking to have an al fresco lunch after your meeting? Seeking a space to relax in between your day of training? This is the space for you.

Full hot and cold catering is available for this area, and with a breathtaking view of South Manchester and the Pennines, the Outside Terrace is the perfect place to move your function outdoors during the warmer months.

Commentary Studios

Why not hold your next meeting in the same studios utilised by former Lancashire greats turned commentators Michael Atherton and David Lloyd? Situated on the third floor of the Players & Media Centre, the intimate commentary studios are the perfect setting for smaller meetings. Alternatively, these can be used as breakout rooms in conjunction with a larger function. Also ideal for interviews and workshops, each studio has an impressive view of the pitch, and can be customised to suit your needs.

In-Vision Studios

Sleek and contemporary in design, these suites are ideal for smaller board meetings or workshops. Boasting fantastic views of the pitch, these studios have inbuilt plasma screens, full catering facilities and are ideal for up to ten people.

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Radio Rooms

Filled with daylight, the radio rooms are ideal additional rooms to use for small breakout areas alongside a larger meeting. Seating a maximum of four in a boardroom style, our radio rooms are also the perfect choice for holding those all-important interviews or more intimate meetings.

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Green Room

Need some quiet space for your delegates, away from the big event? Then why not use our Green Room. A comfortable and peaceful space, the Green Room is a versatile addition to large events, seminars and presentations. Planning a company away day or looking for interview space? Perfect for both preparation and debriefing, the Green Room gives your important speakers and guests privacy and comfort, and a chance to gather their thoughts. With a number of soft couches, plasma screens and catering facilities, the Green Room is perfect for adding a VIP touch to your event.


ur state-of-the-art Indoor Cricket Centre is not just for batting and bowling. Once we drop the nets, wheel away the bowling machines and shoo-away the academy players, the Centre turns into a dynamic and versatile event space. Looking to break away from the boardroom and exhilarate your team? Did you know you we run cricket team building packages too?

A large and open space that is able to accommodate up to 1500 delegates, the Indoor Cricket Centre is a functional space that has the flexibility to cover a wide range of events. It’s no surprise that Fisher Scientific recently hosted a conference for 600 delegates here. The centre has also been used by Trafford Council for the General and Local election counts in May this year.

Just a moment’s walk around the ground from The Point, the Indoor Cricket Centre can be successfully combined with our other facilities for large events.

The Centre also has a number of extra rooms attached that are ideal for breakout space, and can be fully catered for by our head chef and his excellent team. Our Networks Lounge is located on the mezzanine above the main space, and works well as an aside area for larger events.

Completely customisable, the Indoor Cricket Centre is ideal for exhibitions, conferences, seminars, and workshops. The possibilities are endless, adding to the versatility of Emirates Old Trafford.

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The Centre’s facilities

Lancashire CCC’s Indoor Cricket Centre is a first class cricket training facility with five indoor nets which incorporates a full run-up for bowlers and a wicket-keeping area. The centre is used by cricketers of all ages and abilities, from the LCCC professional players to 3-year old beginners and everyone in between. Clubs and members of the public are able to hire individual nets or the full centre for their own practice sessions, with discounts available for various concessionary groups or block bookings. We run one-to-one coaching lessons for juniors and adults of any standard, junior coaching courses (both general and discipline-specific), children’s birthday parties, school holiday coaching activities and school team coaching programmes, along with 6-a-side competitions and coaching courses for adults. The Cricket Centre boasts six BOLA Professional bowling machines, including a bespoke fielding machine, as well as four classrooms which are available to hire on non-match days. The nets area, which is approximately 1200m², can also on occasion be hired out for non-cricketing activities.

For further information

Please contact a member of the Cricket Centre team:

Telephone: 0161 868 6778 / 6779

Adult or junior coaching courses, or children’s birthday parties Ruth Cotton.
Telephone: 0161 282 4037


anting a band to serenade guests on their arrival? Looking to host a marquee in the grounds? Seeking external space for a car launch? We have vast external space surrounding the grounds which can available if you are looking for extra space to accompany your event. This year saw the introduction of the Xfm fan zone making the Test Match at Emirates Old Trafford extra special where the Fan Village kept crowds entertained throughout their day! We were joined by XFM who played summer anthems, combined with a variety of refreshments available to add to the pre match atmosphere. Just think what extra touches we can do to make your event iconic.

From hot food stalls and marques at the Ashes and the India test to queuing facilities for the Star Wars and X factor auditions, we have outdoor space for you.

Located at the entrance from Brian Statham Way we have our very own Lighting bar. Open for every cricket game and before every Manchester United home game you can enjoy pre-match food, drinks and build up within the grounds.