Manchester United and Manchester City FC are Manchester’s two biggest soccer clubs, and the rivalry among local fans runs deep. Here are a few ways to see the players in action and experience top-flight soccer from the stands.
There’s no better way to experience the thrill of match day than by buying tickets to a game at one of Manchester’s two grand stadiums—Old Trafford for Manchester United or the Etihad Stadium for Manchester City Football Club. Fans should book tickets in advance and choose a package with upgrade options to ensure a better seat, access to the stadium lounge, or even free half-time drinks.
Visit the Manchester United Museum at Old Trafford with a tour guide to admire the extensive silverware the Red Devils won under manager Sir Alex Ferguson, or travel back to the 19th century and learn the history of soccer at the Etihad Stadium’s exhibition hall. During your stadium tour, step behind the scenes and see the inner workings of a modern soccer club. Take a peek inside the dressing rooms, jog through the players' tunnel, visit the press room, or even walk out onto the field.