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06 May 2022

Emirates Old Trafford shortlisted at the Conference Awards

Emirates Old Trafford is delighted to have been shortlisted for the ‘Most Versatile Venue’ award at the Conference & Event Awards.

The Most Versatile Award – Over 500 Theatre Style category - recognises the best venues in the UK and the category is judged on the facilities, innovation and customer support that the venue provides to event organisers and delegates.

Historically known as the home of Lancashire Cricket Club, and one of the UK's leading international cricket stadiums, Emirates Old Trafford boasts a range of award-winning conference and events facilities - including a four star 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn on-site - making it one of the most all-encompassing venues in Manchester.



With spaces such as The Point - the iconic glass-fronted suite with a balcony overlooking the famous Lancashire Cricket pitch - Emirates Old Trafford is a versatile venue, with capacity for 10 to 2,000 guests, and welcomes over 450,000 visitors annually in events ranging from international and domestic cricket, concerts (including four sell-out gigs in 2022), weddings, to corporate meetings.

The latest redevelopment at the venue includes plans for a new 1,042-seater stand, a 100-room hotel extension, a new conference and events space housing an additional 175 additional guests, as well as enhanced facilities such as a museum experience and retail store. Since planning permission was granted last summer the project, which is set for completion later next year, has continued at pace, with the foundations already being put into place for the latest construction work to begin.

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Emirates Old Trafford, said: “We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Most Versatile Venue in this year’s Conference Awards.

“Emirates Old Trafford has been transformed over the past decade, into one of the best conference and events venues in the world, in addition to the hosting of international and domestic cricket, concerts, as well as having an on-site 150-bed Hilton hotel. This nomination is not only testament to our investment of the venue, but the fantastic team we have at the Club.

“We’re a hugely forward-thinking team too, made up of talented and dedicated staff with many years of experience in this industry, focusing continuously on how we improve our guest experience to make it the best it can be.

“Everyone at Emirates Old Trafford is working hard on the new development, which will further increase and improve the facilities here. Having 250 bedrooms on site is going to be a major advantage to event organisers.”

The Conference Awards celebrates the successes of the venues and teams who are responsible for delivering events and takes place on Friday 1 July, when the winners will be announced.

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