Marriott Bonvoy announces a Manchester United partnership – bid for amazing experiences at Old Trafford

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Here is one I didn’t see coming.  Marriott Bonvoy, the loyalty scheme for Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, W, St Regis, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton etc, has just announced a new partnership with Manchester United.

Etihad is, of course, the core sponsor of Manchester City.  In London, Emirates is the core sponsor of Arsenal and makes seats, including VIP box seats, available for Skywards miles redemptionsMalaysia Airlines sponsors Liverpool.

Marriott Bonvoy and Manchester United

What will Marriott Bonvoy offer with Manchester United?

Details are on the Manchester United website here.

It will offer “exclusive opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime Manchester United football experiences, including the chance to become the club’s Stadium Announcer or Kit Manager for the day”.

These are examples of what you will be able to bid for:

‘Stadium Announcer’ Experience – Marriott Bonvoy members will have the chance to go behind the scenes at the iconic ‘Theatre of Dreams,’ shadowing the stadium announcer with their pre-match preparations. Prior to the game, the member and a guest will soak up the atmosphere pitch side, before enjoying VIP hospitality, including match tickets and a meet and greet with a former player.

Welcome the Team on arrival at Old Trafford – Members and their guest arriving at Old Trafford on matchday will head pitch side to meet a Manchester United legend before making their way to the player’s tunnel to be in prime position to welcome the team as they step off the coach and head into the dressing room to prepare for the game.

‘Kit Manager’ Experience – Members will be able to add a final finesse to the home dressing room at Old Trafford pre-game as they shadow the first team Kit Manager. The member and a guest will help prepare the match kit ahead of the players’ arrival before heading pitchside to be met by a Manchester United Legend. After the hard work is done, the member will be able to sit back and relax whilst enjoying pre and post-match VIP hospitality.

The first packages are now available to bid for:

VIP hospitality and seats for Manchester Utd v Southampton – click 

VIP box seats with hospitality for Manchester Utd v Southampton – click 

“Kit manager” including VIP hospitality for Manchester Utd v Watford – click 

Your child is the Manchester Utd mascot for the game v Watford – click 

VIP box seats with hospitality for Manchester Utd v Watford – click 

Shadow the stadium announcer plus VIP seats for Manchester Utd v Watford – click 

VIP box seats with hospitality for Manchester Utd v West Ham – click 

It is a shame that these are all auction items because it makes it difficult to plan too far in advance – hopefully a few direct ticket redemptions will be available in the future.  Given the global fan reach of Manchester United it seems a smart move by Marriott.

If you want to learn more, there is a promo video too!  If the number of views shown is accurate then Marriott is getting good value:

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  1. ken tinsley says:

    The “its not proper football” has been done to death.
    The game is a world away from when I started going in the 1970’s and you could rock up and pay on the gate for almost every league match. Stadiums were literally crumbling and there was the threat of violence at many matches.
    I’m not sure I’d want my lad to ‘enjoy’ the same experiences as I had, despite some great memories.

    Liverpool were getting only 30k for some home matches while winning the league.
    The age profile of match going supporters is probably in the mid 50’s compared with mid 20’s some 30 years ago.
    The closest I got to luxury was hiring a cushion for 20p at Goodison, which then rained on to the pitch after a dismal match.
    Let’s face it – ‘we’ are never getting ‘our’ game back. It’s going to follow the money and be closer to an NFL ‘experience’ with most supporters attending a couple of matches (bar say Green Bay Packers) a season.
    The only comparable experience these days is to get the coach and go to an away match with ale smuggled on to the coach. Perhaps the only difference will be the smell of weed and pairs of blokes sharing a toilet cubicle to powder their nose.
    Face facts. Murdoch won, the people lost.

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