Top 3 Spots in Manchester Every Sports Fan Should Check Out

Old Trafford, Manchester
Old Trafford, Manchester. Photo by Dan Parker on Unsplash

Manchester is one of the most iconic cities in the United Kingdom—and you’ll be especially impressed by it if you’re a sports fan. This stunning metropolis is home to some of the best Premier League clubs and it hosted many iconic sporting events over the years. If you want to explore its sporting heritage, these three spots are a good place to start.

Old Trafford

Old Trafford is the home of the football club Manchester United, and the second largest football stadium in the UK after Wembley. If you can’t manage to attend one of the matches during your visit, you can always walk next to the famous pitch by joining the museum and stadium tour.

Etihad Stadium

Another iconic stadium you shouldn’t miss while in Manchester, Etihad Stadium currently serves as the home of Manchester City. It was initially built for the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and it went on to host many major events over the years. Just like Old Trafford, Etihad Stadium offers stadium tours to visitors.

National Football Museum

After exploring Manchester’s most iconic stadiums, get ready to dive into the UK’s rich football history in this amazing museum. It’s England’s national museum of football, and it’s now home to around 140,000 items celebrating the history of this sport.