LANCASHIRE County Cricket Club’s Emirates Old Trafford ground has been shortlisted for five prestigious industry awards.

TheStadiumBusiness awards has recognised the ground in categories including guest event of the year and sports event of the year.

Visit England has also selected the stadium as a Business Tourism Award finalist.

Old Trafford will be up against the likes of Silverstone and Wimbledon for the awards.

LCCC chief executive, Daniel Gidney said: “We are absolutely delighted that Emirates Old Trafford has been recognised by two of the leading award bodies in our sector.

“It was a momentous year in 2013 as we held a successful Ashes test at Emirates Old Trafford for the first time since 2005.

“To be mentioned in the same breath as these venues shows how important Emirates Old Trafford is in global sport.”

Winners of TheStadiumBusiness awards will be confirmed at their June summit in London. VisitEngland award-winners will be announced in May.