TheStadiumBusiness is delighted to take the ninth edition of the Summit to Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

Emirates Old Trafford, home to Lancashire County Cricket Club, is a world-class international sporting stadium, playing host to some of cricket’s most iconic moments since 1857 and also hosting world famous artists such as Rihanna and Beyoncé, and the recent One Love Manchester benefit concert.

Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheStadiumBusiness, commented:“Each year the Summit relocates to ensure we are showcasing the very latest in stadium management and operations. Over the past decade we’ve hosted TheStadiumBusiness Summit at such acclaimed venues as Wembley, The O2, Juventus Stadium, Camp Nou, the Bernabéu and Lord’s.

With its extensive conference and events facilities – along with the new, fully integrated Hilton Garden Inn hotel – Emirates Old Trafford provides not only a great host facility but also offers our international delegates a unique showcase for multi-use stadium operations

Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive at Lancashire County Cricket Club, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and incredibly proud that Emirates Old Trafford have been appointed by Xperiology as the host of the prestigious TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2018. That we will once again be welcoming the leading individuals from the stadium industry to Manchester in 2018 is a real testament to the continuing growth and development of the stadium and the city.”

What’s more is that we have secured the entire new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel on site at Emirates Old Trafford especially for our attendees… with many rooms overlooking the pitch. But these rooms will sell out fast… Book today and get the best rate and the best location!


Hilton Garden Inn Hotel – Emirates Old Trafford

Due to popular demand for our Super Earlybird passes, we have sold out of our allocation at the host venue – Hilton Garden Inn.

However, you may be able to book a room directly through the hotel’s website, please click the button below to check availability.


Hotel Football

Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs started a hospitality company after travelling the world and experiencing many restaurants and hotels during their football careers.

Rooms with stadium or city views and modern furnishings, feature 40-inch flat-screen TVs and tea and coffee making equipment.

Amenities include a sports bar and a contemporary, soccer-themed restaurant serving posh pub grub-style food. There is also a fitness centre, and a rooftop pitch available for events.


Overlooking Old Trafford, home of Manchester United Football Club, the hotel is 2.8 miles from Manchester Piccadilly train station and 3.2 miles from the National Football Museum.

5 minutes by taxi or 12 minutes walk to Emirates Old Trafford.

Rates – subject to availability

£115 single occupancy per night, including Breakfast, Wifi and VAT.

£125 double occupancy per night, including Breakfast, Wifi and VAT.

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AC Hotel Manchester Salford Quays

Occupying a coveted spot in the heart of the vibrant Salford Quays district the hotel has a modern design with sleek furnishings creating a calm atmosphere.


Opposite Salford Quays Metrolink station to connect to the city centre and close to The Lowry Theatre, Imperial War Museum, Media City, The Trafford Centre.

5 minutes by taxi or 22 minutes walk to Emirates Old Trafford.

Rates – subject to availability

£119 per night, including VAT, single occupancy, breakfast and WiFi.

£129 per night, including VAT, double occupancy, breakfast and WiFi.

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Holiday Inn Media City

A modern Manchester hotel offering bright contemporary rooms, dining in Marco Pierre White’s New York Italian restaurant and a mini-gym in the Salford Quays waterfront development.


13 minutes by taxi or 30 minutes walk to Emirates Old Trafford.

A 25-minute tram ride to the city centre from MediaCityUK Metrolink station. The M60 and M62 motorways are a 10-minute drive from the hotel and Manchester International Airport (MAN) is 20 minutes away by car.

Rates – subject to availability

£109 per night, including VAT, single or double occupancy, breakfast and WiFi.

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What are people saying?

I had a great time and more importantly I learned a great deal. The networking alone was worth the trip but when you add the ability to come back and improve your business…well then you have a real winner

Ron Velazquez Vice President, Ticket Operations, Cleveland Cavaliers

Probably the best place to be on the planet to discuss this exciting industry that we all work in

Paul Sergeant Director, PMY Group

Your conferences are well run, well thought out, and well executed. I’ve been to many, and really appreciate the way you handle yourself. Well done.

Bart Wiley Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Sounders

it is an honour and an amazing opportunity for us being part of such an excellent group of professionals from the industry!

András Katona Head of Marketing, Liberty Stadium

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, which isn’t a phrase normally associated with doing events, but it was really good and we have a lot of excellent contacts to follow up on.

Carolyn Baillie Head of Marketing, Exterity