Apart from the popular Manchester derby, the City and United have one more head-to-head challenge to go through.

Which one offers the best match day experience?

Both the stadiums are famous and fans love them both. But then, there must surely be more to it than what the fans say, right?

This can give rise to a number of arguments. This stadium provides those facilities. That one has a bigger capacity. The view from this one is too clear. The other one is too congested. Bleh! Bleh! And more. The argument goes on and on and on and on….

For that reason there needs to be a better way of judging. And guess what? We got it.

The aim is to have an unbiased comparison. We’re unbiased, so we are listing a few points. Going through these will make the comparison easy, and you’ll finally be able to decide on a winner.

City Vs United: Matchday experiences comparison!

While both the Etihad and Old Trafford provide a wide range of hospitality packages and premium facilities, fans can always be biased towards their club’s home ground. Although, nothing is wrong with that, the comparison can be improvised.

So, let us start with what the hospitality packages in both stadiums comprise of.

Hospitality at Old Trafford

As home to Manchester United for over a hundred years now, Old Trafford has seen the team through all of its highs and lows.

So how does the historic old ground stack up against the newer stadium across the city? Here is a list of everything that Manchester United Hospitality at Old Trafford comprises of.

  • Access to members only clubs
  • A gourmet lunch for you and your guests
  • A champagne reception on arrival along with a complimentary bar for the day
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and snacks
  • Private reserved table

With amazing hospitality, Old Trafford offers a great matchday experience. But what about the Etihad? Well, let us find out.

Hospitality at the Etihad stadium

Manchester City’s home ground, Etihad stadium is known to football fans all over the world. Also, known as the City of Manchester Stadium, this stadium has was purpose built for the Commonwealth Games

But we need to know about the hospitality, don’t we? Let us see what Manchester City Hospitality offers.

  • Welcome drinks upon arrival
  • Exclusive access to shared suites or private executive boxes
  • Pre-match meal
  • Reserved Match Seats in one of the VIP stands
  • Car parking
  • Complimentary bar
  • Refreshments at half time
  • Chance to meet former MCFC players

Quiet amusing, right? The last one is a jaw-dropping deal. But, we don’t want the comparison to end with two bullet point lists. Let us see what the fans say.

What do the fans think?

Before we conclude, it’s important to know more about the experiences. For that reason, here are a few matchday vlog videos.

Etihad Stadium Matchday Experience

Old Trafford Matchday ExperienceS

So, what’s your take now? Tell us in the comments below. Also, don’t forget to share with your football buddies and ask them, what do they think about it? City or United? You decide!


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