GL events UK has extended its long-standing partnership with Lancashire Cricket, with a support programme that has increased spectator capacity at Emirates Old Trafford – the club’s home, for a summer of international cricket.

For the past six years, GL events’ seating team has worked with Lancashire Cricket, enabling the club to expand and contract the size of its venue.

With Emirates Old Trafford playing a major part in both events, the partnership with GL events has seen the stadium install a single temporary grandstand, at a height of 21 metres, which consists of 8,556 seats across 71 rows and 12 sets of internal staircases.

This year marks the second year that the club has installed this grandstand design, which utilises the GL event’s seating design, with higher sightlines, noise-reducing frames and comfortable seats for spectators.

Scott Jameson, group managing director of GL events UK, said: “We love working with Lancashire Cricket and this is a really special summer of cricket, where the ground will be one of the leading venues for arguably the sport’s two largest events.

“The club works incredibly hard to ensure the very best spectator experience, and its investment in this stand and the quality of seating being offered really demonstrates this.”