Event City is really easy to reach.
Our favoured route in tends to be from the M60 as per:
Get off the M60 at Junction 9. On the J9 roundabout follow signs for The Trafford Centre to get you off at the correct exit from the roundabout. When you’re off the motorway junction 9 roundabout and on the road (you’ll go through some lights just after the roundabout) DON’T take the left that’s immediately signed for The Trafford Centre, keep going and take the NEXT left (actually signed for Event City). This brings you onto the Trafford Centre site with Event City right next to you on your right hand side. Keep Event City immediately on your right, you’ll come to a roundabout, take a right (along the front of Event City) and you’ll find the closest car park.
This isn’t the only way in, there are lots, but it’s the simplest from the M60. You can also use Junction 10 off the M60 and drive through the Trafford Centre to find EC (or via the M602, or any number of other local routes). Basically, if you can find the Trafford Centre (and it’s very, very hard to miss!), then you can find Event City just by driving around the Trafford Centre site. There are brown signs around and about on the roundabouts within the Trafford Centre and additional yellow AA signs pointing to the show.
If you follow signs for Barton Square (that's the part of the Trafford Centre that EventCity is directly opposite) or Peel Circus (that's the roundabout that EventCity is directly off).
If you’ve never seen it, EventCity looks like this: (hopefully with bluer skies on 16th & 17th Sept 2017…):
Of course, it's Manchester, so there are hundreds of accommodation choices. Most convieniently, right on-site, are several Premier Inns, all within 5 mins drive or a 10-15 min stroll of EventCity. When looking for the closest Premier Inn rooms make sure you search for Trafford Centre (don't confuse with Old Trafford - that's a different location - still not that far away, but nowhere near as convienent as staying right on-site at The Trafford Centre).
Click HERE to download EventCity's 'Getting Here' information