Old Trafford Football Stadium

Home of Manchester United

Old Trafford, also known as “The Theatre of Dreams” around the world, has been home to Manchester United since 1910.  Having become an important place in the history of English and international football, Old Trafford now has a capacity of 74,994 and is known to all fans of the game for its prominent role in our sport.

In addition to being the home of Manchester United, Old Trafford has been the venue of the Rugby Super League grand final from 1998 until today, as well as the location for the 2000 and 2013 Rugby League World Cup Finals.

Aside from sporting uses, big names such as Bon Jovi, Genesis and Bruce Springsteen have held concerts on the legendary stadium.

Old Trafford Hospitality

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Old Trafford News

With 20 Premier League trophies under there belt, Manchester United hold the record of wins for the English league. United was the first team to win three consecutive Premier League titles in the years 1998/99 – 2000/01 and 2006/07 – 2008/09.

Also known as the red devils, United have had the pleasure of several big names gracing their team, including Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best.

Old Trafford Stadium has a capacity of 76,000, making it the second largest stadium after Wembley.

Follow the latest Manchester United news and updates on the upcoming 2020/21 Premier League season.

Old Trafford – Venue Information

History of Old Trafford

Old Trafford was conceived by Manchester United chairman John Henry Davies who donated funds to build a ground fit for a First Division and FA Cup winning team and was designed by architect Archibald Leitch. Its initial capacity was approximately 80,000 standing.

In 1936, a 80-yard-long roof was added to what is now known as the Sir Alex Ferguson stand. In 1941, a German air raid destroyed much of the stadium, forcing the club to play their “home” games at Maine Road stadium. Manchester United returned home in 1949.

After being converted to an all-seater stadium in the early ’90s, the capacity of the stadium was reduced to around 44,000 before being increased by various stands throughout the next decade.

Old Trafford’s most recent expansion was finished in May 2006 – in March 2007, over 76,000 people saw United beat Blackburn Rovers.

Facilities and structure

Old Trafford is surrounded by four stands for the fans – these are known as Sir Alex Ferguson (North), Sir Bobby Charlton (South) and the East and West stands.

Sir Alex Ferguson Stand

The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand can hold around 26,000 spectators – the most out of the four stands, in addition to being able to house fans in hospitality suites and executive boxes. As the main stand, it also features most of the facilities, such as the Red Café and the Manchester United museum and trophy room.

The stand gained its current name on the 5th of November 2011, in honour of Alex Ferguson’s 25-year manager position at the club. A statue in his honour can be seen outside the stand.

Sir Bobby Charlton Stand

This Southern stand contains most of the executive suits and is regularly used by VIPs who come to watch matches. The stand gained its current name on the 3rd of April 2016 in honour of legend Bobby Charlton who debuted 60 years ago that day.

West Stand

Known by every football fan under its colloquial name, “Stretford End”, the stand is home to the noisiest and most impassioned fans. The stand received a second tier of seating in the 2000-01 season. A statue of acclaimed striker Denis Law, known as “King of Stretford End” can be found on the upper concourse.

East Stand

The East Stand is home to the club’s administrative centre, the statue of Matt Busby and the Manchester United club shop, so there is plenty to see. Across the Sir Matt Busby Way from the East Stand the popular “United Trinity” statue can be found which celebrates Manchester United icons George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton.

Corporate Hospitality

Old Trafford is the perfect venue for witnessing football at its highest level as well as treating valued guests to a memorable time.

Eventmasters proudly offer VIP tickets for Manchester United fixtures as well as the finest hospitality packages available which through their luxury can ensure a wonderful time alongside your guests. Take a look at the Manchester United fixtures available where you can also book your hospitality package and call today if you would like to know more.