Wolves face a trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side take on Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup third round replay.
Following last weekend’s goalless draw with the Red Devils at Molineux, thousands of supporters are expected to make the journey from the Black Country to cheer on their team in the 7.45pm kick-off as they look to make it to the fourth round of the historic cup competition.
Important travel information
Supporters travelling to Old Trafford by car are being reminded that areas on the M6 South will remain closed overnight on Wednesday, after the Emirates FA Cup tie. From 9pm on Wednesday to 6am on Thursday, the motorway will be closed between 16 and 14 to enable important work to take place on the upgrade of the M6. Wolves supporters are urged to follow the clearly signposted diversion route. The route takes traffic via junction 16 onto the A500 and A34 to re-join the motorway at junction 14. For live traffic updates follow the @HighwaysWMIDS Twitter feed.
Visiting supporters will be located in the south east corner of Old Trafford, which will be open two hours before kick-off.
Supporters travelling to Manchester by car or taxi are advised to arrive early, as traffic around Old Trafford becomes very congested nearer to kick-off time. Supporters who wish to book parking can do so by calling 0161 868 8009.
Significant roadworks have begun on key roads surrounding Old Trafford which will last until 2020, until the Trafford Park Metrolink extension is completed. The roadworks include some temporary changes in the direction of traffic. Supporters should allow extra time for your journey and aim to arrive one hour before kick-off to get through the turnstiles.
Metrolink trams are not affected by the road closures and may be a good alternative for journeys. The closest tram stops to the ground are: Old Trafford, Trafford Bar, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays, and MediaCityUK.
The Metrolink service operates a frequent service from Manchester City Centre (including Victoria & Piccadilly Stations) to Old Trafford station which is a ten-minute walk from the stadium. On a matchday, Northern Railway operate a service from City Centre stations direct to Old Trafford Stadium where the station is located along the South Stand.
Extensive searches will take place at turnstiles, while the size of bags allowed into Old Trafford has also been restricted this season, with bags larger than 20cm x 15cm x 5cm not allowed into the stadium.
Detailed away supporter information for the visit to Man United, including matchday support, travel, parking, stadium services and disability access can be found here.