Event parking

Permit only parking restrictions apply in the areas listed below on an event day. We set up up these zones to make sure residents have priority for parking in the local area.

The dates and times of the next event days are advertised on signs when entering the area. Our parking restrictions calendar page also has a list of upcoming event days.

If you are a motorist it is your responsibility to be aware of event dates so you know when parking is restricted.

On event days we encourage visitors to use public transport to travel to Trafford. You can find more details on our public transport page.

Manchester United Football Club - Old Trafford

Old Trafford hosts matches for Manchester United Football Club and other sporting events and concerts.

Old Trafford is easily accessed from Old Trafford Metrolink Station. Some car parking can usually be pre-booked at Old Trafford through the Club prior to an event.

Please be aware that permit only restrictions apply in the area on an event day.

Approved match day parking

Trafford Council operates a pay-to-park facility on match days within the Trafford Village area of Trafford Park close to Old Trafford. The parking charge is £5 in on-street parking bays. Use the postcode M17 1JE for the centre of the village.

Pay when you park using the RingGo app, available from your app store, or by calling 0161 634 0340 and using the location code 3000.

Alternatively, purchase vouchers to park by submitting a request in writing, by post or email, to:

Cheques and postal orders must be made out to Trafford Council. A maximum of three vouchers can be purchased at any one time.

Other independent approved parking locations are pay on entry and include:

Alternative event parking locations
Lancashire County Cricket Club, Talbot Road M16 0PX
Trafford House (Bruntwood), Chorley Street M32 0RS
Victoria Park School, Davyhulme Road East M32 0XZ
Hilti, Trafford Wharf Road M17 1BY
Incom Group, Waterside M17 1WD
Trafford College, Talbot Road M32 0XH
Imperial War Museum, Trafford Wharf Road M17 1TZ
Alexander House, Talbot Road M16 0PG
Stretford High School, Great Stone Road M32 0XA
St Anns Primary School, Derbyshire Lane M32 0DX

Lancashire Cricket Club – Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford hosts LCCC and Lancashire Lightning matches as well as other events and concerts.

Emirates Old Trafford is easily accessed from Old Trafford Metrolink Station. Parking facilities are usually provided at Emirates Old Trafford for cricket events.

Please be aware that permit only restrictions apply in the area on an event day.

Resident permit parking at Old Trafford Football Stadium and Emirates Old Trafford

As the majority of the roads around Old Trafford Football Stadium and Emirates Old Trafford are residential, permit parking restrictions for residents operate in the area on event days at both stadiums. Permit restrictions also apply at all times on some roads; check local signs for this information.

Event day permit only restrictions are in force on the day of a match or other restricted event from two hours before until one hour after the end of the event.

Blue Badge users are not able to use a Badge to park in permit bays in Trafford unless a valid resident’s or visitor's permit is displayed.

The Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association website (MUDSA) provides information regarding disabled parking on match days at Old Trafford Football Stadium.

Gorse Hill permit parking schemes

Permit only restrictions in the two Gorse Hill parking schemes (A& B) currently only apply to events at Old Trafford Football Stadium.

Information boards are situated on all routes into the restricted areas and display the dates and times of the next restricted event.

Old Trafford permit parking schemes

These permit schemes are designated "Past This Point" and are signposted at all points into and out of the restricted area. Restrictions apply for events at both Old Trafford and Emirates Old Trafford

Permit holders only past this point signs are used to indicate a whole area which is restricted to permit holders only. The restriction is displayed on electronic signs at the point of entry to the area, rather than at intervals along the road. Please be aware that there are no bays marked out on the road in these areas.

Permit holders displaying the relevant permit can park within the area, except where yellow lines indicate a waiting restriction is in place.

This area is split into five separate permit schemes. Only certain schemes may be restricted on an event day at Emirates Old Trafford as attendances can vary for events, however restrictions apply for all events at Old Trafford Football Stadium. The electronic entry signs display when restrictions apply.

Illicit match day parking activity

Unfortunately, there have been incidents of drivers being targeted on event days and directed to park on yellow lines and in restricted permit parking bays in the roads surrounding Old Trafford and charged a fee to do so. The individuals undertaking such activities are often dressed to suggest they are official Trafford Council employees and may claim verbally to be working for or on behalf of Trafford.

Greater Manchester Police are aware that these activities may occur and will take action to prevent them when observed.

We not allow vehicles to be parked on yellow lines or in permit-only parking bays and do not employ operatives to collect payment for parking on-street. If a vehicle is observed to be parked in contravention of any parking restrictions a penalty charge notice may be issued. Please check for any road markings and restriction signs before leaving your vehicle parked.

Manchester Storm – Altrincham Ice Dome

Manchester Storm home matches take place at the Altrincham Ice Dome.

The Ice Dome is located next to Altrincham Interchange and Oakfield Road Car Park. Parking charges in the car park apply Monday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm; however some matches are on a Sunday when parking is free.

If parking on-street, please check for any road markings and restriction signs before leaving your vehicle parked.