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Home-Team Pride

Hotels Near Old Trafford and Etihad

Hotels Near Manchester’s Two Football Stadiums

No trip to the UK would be complete without catching a live football match. The sport is a vital part of Manchester’s makeup, one with a culture—and near-unrivaled fandom—all its own. Visitors can catch Manchester United at Old Trafford; the aptly nicknamed “Theatre of Dreams” is the largest club football stadium in the UK and seats nearly 75,000 spectators—a whopping figure, when you consider that Manchester alone is home to some 510,000 residents. Etihad, meanwhile, is the sixth-largest football stadium in the UK; built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, today the stadium hold about 55,100 fans and serves as the home base of Manchester City.