Venue becomes cashless ahead of return of spectators
Lancashire Cricket can confirm that Emirates Old Trafford will be a cashless venue when crowds return this month.
The move will come into effect from Monday 17 May, when Lancashire’s Second XI host Middlesex, and will then apply to all future matches.
In order to give guests the safest and best possible matchday experience when they are welcomed back, while also improving efficiency across the venue, Emirates Old Trafford will accept card payment only.
During a time when safety of our Members, supporters and staff is the Club’s number one priority, the use of contactless card payments is preferred, and safer, than the handling of cash.
This quicker form of payment will also reduce queues around the venue, enhancing the matchday experience inside Emirates Old Trafford by allowing fans to miss less of the action while having peace of mind during transactions.
The move to cashless also applies to the venue’s non-matchday conference and events business and the on-site Hilton Garden Inn hotel.
Lancashire Cricket’s Operations Director, Steve Davies said: “There are several reasons behind Emirates Old Trafford becoming a cashless venue, the main one being that the use of contactless card payments significantly minimises the potential for spreading the virus.
“By moving to a fully cashless operation, our guests can also expect to experience increased speed and shorter queue times at our retail store, bars and food kiosks.
“A substantial amount of work has gone into preparing the venue and ensuring it is fully compliant with government regulations and we cannot wait to welcome supporters back later this month.”