What can I expect at the Old Trafford?

Old Trafford football ground is located in the Old Trafford borough of Greater Manchester. Also, stadium is the home of Manchester United football team. In, addition, the football stadium is situated 800m from Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Furthermore, Old Trafford has a capacity of 74,140, and it is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom. Not to mention, it is the 11th largest stadium in Europe!

In addition, the stadium is wheelchair-accessible, and it offers 278 wheelchair positions. I am a wheelchair user but my friends are not, where can they sit?  Friends and family seating is available in the wheelchair areas of the North East and North West Quadrants, allowing wheelchair users to watch games with their friends and family.

A historic overview

The stadium started construction in 1909, it has been home to Manchester United, and was last renovated in 2006. Over a 100 years ago, it cost £90,000 to build. This would equate to nearly £14,000,000 in todays money!

How accessible is it?

Old Trafford has an ‘Ability Suite’ which caters for fans who have additional needs. But what is an ‘Ability Suite’? The ‘Ability Suite’ contains lowered kiosk facilities for wheelchair users, accessible toilets, and television screens. Blind and partially sighted people can access audio commentary headsets from a steward adjacent to block E132. Wheelchair users have options available to them so they can experience different vantage points. Stadium planners and architects are looking to expand facilities for those with mobility and/or additional needs. Architects plans can be found here.

How can I get to Old Trafford?

There is a tram stop dedicated to the stadium! The tram stop is appropriately named the Old Trafford tram stop. You can find information about this here. Ok that’s fine, but I don’t fancy using the tram, what now? More information about travel and how to get there can be found here. For more information about Old Trafford, please click here.

Q Will Old Trafford be renovated?

In recent years, there has been mounting pressure from fans and former players over the lack of plans to upgrade Old Trafford. Although many of Manchester United’s rivals have upgraded their stadia in recent years, the last major redevelopment at Old Trafford took place in 2006.

Q How much does it cost to visit Old Trafford?

The Manchester United Museum and Stadium Tour is a great day out. You can visit the dressing room, walk through the players’ tunnel, and you can even sit in the dugout and gaze across the famous pitch. Adult tickets cost £25, whilst children, students, and over-65s can purchase a ticket for £15.

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