Old Trafford Stadium
⚽ 6 July: England vs Austria
• Gates open: 18:00 (BST)
• Opening celebration:19:50 (BST)
• Kick-off: 20:00 (BST)
The opening ceremony will take place at Old Trafford before the England vs Austria match, and will be an exciting celebration of women’s football.
We will be welcoming the participating nations, as well as recognising the crucial role that the nine host cities and ten stadiums will play in hosting the biggest UEFA Women’s EURO yet.
🕕 The show will kick off at 19:50, so make sure you make your way to your seats in time.
You can only enter the stadium with bags no bigger than A4, so it's best if you don't bring a bag at all if possible.
Remember that umbrellas and professional cameras won’t be allowed in! For more details read over the stadium rules below. Also, check out the prepping and packing page for more tips.
Make your way to the stadium well in advance of kick-off so you don’t miss any of the action on and off the pitch.
Please check our Travel and Transport page for detailed stadium travel guidance.
Old Trafford is a cashless stadium so please bring credit cards, debit cards or mobile devices that allow contactless payment.
- You might be asked for ID as alcohol can only be served in England to those over 18.
- As part of the Challenge 25 scheme, you may be asked to prove your age even if you’re over 18 but look under 25 – take it as a compliment for looking youthful!
- Keep in mind It is against the law to consume alcohol within the stadium bowl or within sight of the pitch. Alcohol-free beers are also not permitted within the stadium bowl.
When planning your matchday, keep in mind that stadium rules for UEFA Women's EURO 2022 may differ from the usual regulations at the stadium.
Old Trafford will operate a strict no smoking policy. This includes the use of tobacco and vaping products across all areas of the stadium.
More questions? You can download the full Stadium Rules as PDF below.
There will be several official Fan Shops outside and inside of the stadium, where you can stock up on all your favourite UEFA Women’s Euro gear such as t-shirts, player jerseys and individual match scarves.
💳 Payment should be made using VISA or other credit cards including contactless payments up to 100 GBP. No cash payments will be accepted.
Check out the FAQs below for all the details.👀
1 shop next to Apollo Pitch
1 shop next to the concession stand behind Sir Alex Ferguson Stand
1 shop on Sir Matt Busby Way (open pre-match only)
1 shop outside the stadium on the West side (also the Click & Collect pick-up point)
🕠 Opening Hours:
On 6 July shops at the stadium will open from 17:00 until one hour after the final whistle. The shop on Sir Matt Busby Way will open from 14:00.
All the items you buy will be placed in an official UEFA Women’s EURO bag you will be allowed to take into the stadium. This won't affect your baggage allowance so you can still bring your A4-sized bag.
Skip the queues on matchday and order your gear using the brand-new click and collect option! Simply choose your favourite items on the Fan Shop Gameday Click & Collect website, pay online and pick up at the stadium.
1. Place an order on the click & collect website (orders close on 6 July at the start of the second half of the opening match)
2. Look out for an email with your order details
3. Get the notification that your gear is ready
4. Pick up your goodies from the Collection Point from the Fan Shop on the West side of the stadium between 15:00 and 30 minutes after the final whistle
Please note any collection not made will be cancelled and a refund will be issued.
More information can be found on the Fan Shops FAQs below.
Volkswagen Way Finders will be around Old Trafford on matchday, so if you need any assistance to find your entrance or have any questions, they will be able to give you directions and provide information.
Security is a team effort. To make Old Trafford safe for everyone, you may notice the security measures in place when you arrive. We’re screening everyone before they enter the stadium and carrying out bag searches.
As well as the security measures, we rely on you to be our extra eyes and ears. When you're on the way to the game and inside the stadium, be aware of your surroundings. Report anything that doesn't seem right to a steward. They'll know what to do and get it checked out. By doing this, you're doing your bit to keep everyone safe.
Got a question about visiting Old Trafford during UEFA Women's EURO 2022? Check out our FAQs below for answers to the most common queries.
Food and drink cannot be brought into the stadium unless you have a valid medical reason to do so.
Everyone will need a valid match ticket for entry, regardless of their age.
Ticket holders under the age of 16 can only enter with an accompanying adult, regardless of kick-off times.
Old Trafford has a roof but fans in the front rows could get wet if it rains, particularly on windy days.
Re-entry is not permitted. If you choose to leave the stadium, you won’t be allowed back in.
Don’t worry, you will still be able to enter the stadium if you’re late as long as it is safe to do so.
Please only use the entrance specified on your ticket. If you arrive at a different entrance, you will be turned away and asked to find yours.
Please don’t bring any oversized items as you won’t be allowed to take them inside the stadium.
The restricted bag policy also applies to baby strollers, which can’t be taken inside the venue. This is for safety reasons, as larger items can block the rows and emergency exit routes.
Check out our dedicated accessibility page for detailed information on accessibility services on matchday transport, at the stadium and throughout the city.
🛍️ Fan Shop FAQs
Yes, you can make purchases with VISA or with other credit cards (contactless up to 100GBP). Payment by cash will not be possible.
Yes, your merchandise will be placed in an official UEFA Women’s EURO clear bag that you will be able to bring into the stadium and which won’t count towards your baggage allowance.
Yes, you can return unworn products, with all the tags still attached, online within 30 days. Simply follow the instruction on the Returns Portal.
No, the click & collect option is only available for the opening match at Old Trafford and for the final at Wembley Stadium. At all the other matches, you’ll be able to visit the official Fan Shops and do all your shopping on the spot or online.
Get ready to start your shopping as of 27 June at the Fan Shop Gameday Click & Collect platform for pick-up at the opening match or the final.