Green Day in Manchester: Where to park and best Metrolink stop for Emirates Old Trafford gig on Saviors tour

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Two huge nights of music have come to Manchester’s premier cricket ground in June- with one still to come.

A lot of the Manchester gig talk in recent months has centred around Co-op Live. The new 23,500 seater arena got off to a rocky start, but the gigs have started to take place on a regular basis now. 

With summer around the corner, thousands of music fans will be venturing to another venue in the city for three huge gigs. All of these will take place within just over a week of each other. 

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Foo Fighters had two nights at Emirates Old Trafford, these being June 13 and 15. The second night was added after the first was subject to popular demand. 

On Friday June 21, Green Day bring their ‘Saviours’ tour to Old Trafford in what will be one of only four UK dates. This is the three-piece band’s first Manchester show since their ‘Revolution Radio’ tour back in 2017. 

Across these three days, thousands of music fans will descend on the cricket ground. In what will be a busy period for the area, we’ve rounded up some of the key pieces of information you’ll need to know. 

How can I get to Emirates Old Trafford? 

Emirates Old Trafford welcomes Green Day and Foo Fighters this summer (Photo: The Manc Photographer)Emirates Old Trafford welcomes Green Day and Foo Fighters this summer (Photo: The Manc Photographer)
Emirates Old Trafford welcomes Green Day and Foo Fighters this summer (Photo: The Manc Photographer) | Photo: The Manc Photographer


As with most big points of interest in Manchester, Emirates Old Trafford has several metrolink stops nearby. The closest is Old Trafford, which is served by the Green and Purple lines. Full details of the nearby stops can be found below.

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  • Old Trafford (Bury/Altrincham lines) - located next to the stadium
  • Trafford Bar (Altrincham/East Didsbury/Manchester Airport lines) - 10-minute walk.
  • Firswood (East Didsbury/Manchester Airport lines) - 10-minute walk.
  • Wharfside (Trafford Park line) - located a 15-minute walk from the stadium.


All three of Manchester’s major train stations have services that come from across the country. Emirates Old Trafford is a 20 minute metrolink ride from the city centre, and each of Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations have access to Greater Manchester's tram network: 

  • Piccadilly: board an Altrincham tram and get off Old Trafford. For tram services, just take the stairs down from the main concourse area at Piccadilly Station.
  • Victoria: board an Altrincham tram and get off at Old Trafford.
  • Oxford Road: board an Altrincham tram from Deansgate-Castlefield to Old Trafford.


Several bus routes will drop you off within a 10 minute or 20 minute walk from Emirates old Trafford. Details on these services can be found below: 

Along Chester Road - a 10-minute walk from the venue

Along Chester Road/Trafford Bar - a 20-minute walk from the venue

Where can I park at Emirates Old Trafford? 

The nearest official parking is at Manchester United’s version of Old Trafford. Although the two nights for the Foo Fighters are now sold out.

Can I cycle to Emirates Old Trafford?

Emirates Old Trafford is accessible by bike, with several bike lanes leading to the stadium. A free bike park can be found under Stand E, so you don’t need to worry about where to leave your bike for the gig.

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