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Emirates Old Trafford: Safe in One Place

A new way to do events. The safest way to do events… Safe in One Place

Here at Emirates Old Trafford the safety, security and wellbeing of our visitors is a key priority which is why we have launched our ‘Safe in One Place’ initiative, with ‘best in class’ safety procedures and protocols in line with Government and international standards, which have been developed following the behind-closed-doors cricket events at our iconic home.

Hosting these high-profile events has enabled us to develop a blueprint for our future event experience, with our key learnings for event planners and organisers available to view here.

The safety protocols which are currently implemented across the venue and will be tested throughout these live events, has seen Emirates Old Trafford become one of the first venues in the world to welcome overseas guests for a period of quarantine and isolation in a bio-secure ‘bubble’, and has enabled our team to apply the best possible measures to ensure the perfect blend of safety and experience for events at the stadium.

  • WATCH: Safe in One Place

    VIDEO: Safe in One Place

    Find out more about our ‘Safe in One Place’ programme and watch the video below.

    For full details, speak with a member of our team to find out about our safety protocols and how you can host your event at Emirates Old Trafford.

In addition to our safety protocols which are currently in place, our unique venue houses over 3,600m² of flexible event spaces across The Point and the Pavilion, complete with stunning outdoor pitch-view balconies across all suites to give visitors space to take a break in the sunshine. Our event facilities are also housed within our secure, gated stadium and all visitors have their temperature checks upon entry to Emirates Old Trafford.

To ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, our versatile event spaces have been modified to ensure appropriate social distancing measures are in place with the highest level of cleanliness and disinfectant protocols implemented. We also have up to 700 on-site car parking spaces, so visitors can drive directly to the venue, without the need for public transport.

Additionally, our on-site facilities mean that you don’t need to go anywhere else, so you can meet, eat and sleep in one place thanks to our four-star Hilton Garden Inn, complete with the Garden Grille restaurant and bar, and Caffè Nero – all of which is connected to our event suites by internal bridge links.

  • Safety Measures and Procedures: Emirates Old Trafford

    Safety Measures and Procedures

    The safety protocols, which are currently in place for the behind-closed-doors international matches, will be subject to an ongoing review in line with UK Government to ensure the safest protocols are implemented for when the venue re-opens to the public.

    The safety measures and procedures that are currently in place are:

    • Health Questionnaire: Daily Health Questionnaire submitted by all staff prior to entry via an online app
    • Hilton CleanStay: Hilton CleanStay program, a hotel industry-defining cleaning standard, implemented across Hilton Garden Inn Emirates Old Trafford
    • Deep Cleaning: All suites are subject to rigorous deep-cleaning procedures daily, with an increased focus on key touch point areas including all door handles, stair bannisters, lift buttons, toilets and washrooms
    • PPE: All visitors, including staff, have access to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the venue
    • Hand Sanitisers: Increased hand sanitiser dispensers have been fitted at all key areas around the stadium including entrance and exit points, as well as other high traffic areas
    • Distancing Measures: A minimum 2m social distancing rule is currently in effect at Emirates Old Trafford, with reduced capacities across all suites to adhere to guidelines, especially in eating areas and meeting points. Room layouts have also been adjusted accordingly
    • Accreditation: All staff and visitors have been accredited to enter the site, with varying levels of access in certain areas to reduce suite capacities
    • Signage: Clear signage is in place across all areas of the venue, indicating correct entry and exit points as well as social distancing measures and sanitisation processes
    • Zoned Work Areas: Restricted work areas implemented across the site to limit the number of people in each zone, with dedicated one-way walkways to reduce crossover
  • The Venue: Emirates Old Trafford

    Quick Facts

    • 3,600m² of flexible event spaces to ensure appropriate social distancing measures
    • Large events facility in The Point - a 7m+ tall open plan event space, with floor to ceiling windows and extensive outdoor balcony
    • On-site 150-bedroom, four-star, Hilton Garden Inn with 85 rooms overlooking the famous pitch
    • Connected venue with internal bridge link access
    • Hilton Garden Inn Garden Grille Restaurant and Bar
    • Car parking for up to 700 cars, as well as direct transport links
    • Extensive outdoor balcony space and large floor-to-ceiling windows across all suites 
    • On-site Caffè Nero
    • Stadium WiFi
    • Experienced events team, with experience of running bio-secure events
    • On-site AV support to deliver hybrid event solutions


  • Contact Us

    Contact Us

    Given the current climate with COVID-19, we understand that you may have a number of questions and concerns.

    Our team are here to help, and we would welcome a discussion with you to talk about the safety measures we are currently putting in place.

    To talk to our team about hosting your event at Emirates Old Trafford, click the button below.

    Contact Us

We have also developed our hybrid event packages, which will allow delegates to attend your event at Emirates Old Trafford or from any location live online. We will keep attendees safe and engaged while reaching your wider audience, and our broadcast expertise allows for the events to be streamed online, connecting your audiences and enabling you to host distanced groups of live attendees across a variety of platforms. For details, contact our team here.

Whatever your event requirements may be, our iconic stadium has hosted some of the most memorable events; from conferences with the likes of Amazon and Google, to the ‘One Love Manchester’ benefit concert, and more recently the bio-secure behind-closed-doors International cricket matches, so you know you are in good hands.

EXPLORE: Emirates Old Trafford

Explore our venue with the 360° view of our hospitality suites to give you an idea of some of the spaces available at our renowned stadium. For a full breakdown of our available event spaces, visit our Emirates Old Trafford venue search page.

Please note: The 3D visuals were taken prior to Covid-19.

GALLERY: Emirates Old Trafford

Contact Us: 2021 Availability!

If you want to discuss an event at Emirates Old Trafford, complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch. 

Given the current climate with COVID-19, we understand that you may have a number of questions and concerns. Our team are here to help and advise you, and we would welcome a discussion with you to talk through any queries and reassure you of the measures we are putting in place. 

We have prime dates available for 2021 and beyond – whether you are looking for a multi-day conference or small meeting space, you can be sure of the signature Emirates Old Trafford touch.

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