The biggest news of the summer Premier League transfer window is the 2015-16 Matchday Experience Packages at Hotel Football. This new arrival on Manchester’s hotel and dining scene is the brainchild of former players, including Paul Scholes, Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. But its not just on the football pitch that the team behind the AA 4-star hotel excel, with the hotel securing acclaim across the board. One of the hotel’s strengths is the restaurant and bar where visitors can tuck into informal and relaxed dishes alongside craft beers, and fine wines in a fun and friendly setting. The Hotel overlooks Old Trafford football stadium – basically, it would be difficult to be closer to the action. Catering is overseen by two Michelin star chef, Michael Wignall and Brendan Fyldes. Building on the foundations of great food and hospitality, the hotel is now serving Match Day packages that will appeal to everyone – even those who live around the corner! Packages can be tailored to guests’ needs, but the main three options are as follows.

1. Heaven is a roof-top BBQ.
The most family-focused Match Day package is called Heaven and allows access to the hotel’s football-pitch style roof, complete with retractable roof, for three hours before the game. The price includes a BBQ meal with sides and the chance to take a selfie or two with former players. Ideal for those with children, there’s a kids activity zone up here too, as well as unrivalled views of the stadium to get everyone in the mood. (£40 adult, £20 child).

2. Lounge-style fun with friends
The Players Lounge package includes a gourmet buffet meal and a player appearance as well as complimentary pre-match drinks, quizzes and prizes. There are great views of the stadium from this indoor lounge which is ideal for birthday parties (of all ages) and team outings. (£40 adult, £20 child)

3. Four-course gourmet experience in the Stadium Suite
Simply the best, this package includes pre and post-match dining, free drinks and the chance to meet one of the hotel’s celebrity owners. There’s a four course menu, inspired by two Michelin star chef Michael Wignall and Group Executive Head Chef Brendan Fyldes and loads more. An unforgettable day out for your clients, family or partner. (£145 adult, £75 child).

Whether you’d like to treat your staff, arrange a trip with your colleagues, invite your Sunday league team out for a social or bring the family, with Hotel Football’s Match Day experiences it looks like the ideal way to add a bit of extra magic to your day, before kick off and after the final whistle.

Hotel Football, 99 Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0SZ. Tel: 0161 751 0430, matchday package prices start at £40 per adult and £20 per child,

NB: Player and celebrity appearances subject to availability.

Ian Pennington
Published on:
Mon 17 Aug 2015