Residents urged to have their say on improving the matchday experience around Old Trafford.

Residents and business owners are being urged to have their say on how they are impacted by sporting and concert events held at Manchester United’s Old Trafford football ground.

Trafford Council’s Scrutiny Committee is launching the consultation after complaints about the behaviour of some fans.

Committee members also want community groups in the Old Trafford area and visiting fans to give their views with the aim of making the match and event day experience better for everyone.

In recent times the Council, working with the police and the club, has taken action over anti-social behaviour by fans that have impacted residents.This includes fines for illegal and obstructive parking, and for supporters urinating in alleyways and gardens. There has also been a concerted campaign over littering on matchdays.

Following the online survey, the committee plan to make recommendations for ways to alleviate any issues for residents and businesses. This will be followed by further consultations with fans and residents, as well as an engagement session with key partners on any proposed changes.

Cllr Tom Ross, Leader of Trafford Council, said: “We know that the vast majority of matchday and event fans are well-behaved and a credit to Manchester United and visiting teams. However, there is a small minority of anti-social people so we want to find out the impact their behaviour has on the lives of people in our communities around Old Trafford football stadium.

“We want the views and ideas of our residents and business owners so we can work with police, Manchester United and other partners to make the matchday experience better for everyone.

“It is our priority that all our communities will be happy, healthy and safe and this is all about making sure the communities that live in and around the Old Trafford ground are exactly that.”

The consultation can be viewed at

Scrutiny Committee review of Events at Old Trafford Football Ground Survey - Trafford Council's Citizen Space - Citizen Space




Posted on Monday 16th January 2023