Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium was constructed in 1909 for a cost of £90,000.
It’s current capacity is 75,957 after the most recent expansion in 2006 was completed. It is nicknamed the “Theatre of Dreams” and although the arena will forever be attached to Manchester United and their rich history, the story of it’s history by itself stands alone.
From it’s early development by Archibald Leitch, to it’s bombing during the second World War, right through to hosting the 2003 Champions League Final, Old Trafford is one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.
Next to the South Stand is Manchester United FC Halt railway station. The station only opens for Matchdays between the Deansgate and Trafford Park stations on the Southern Route of Northern Rail’s Liverpool to Manchester line. It can also be reached via the Metrolink trams, with the Altrincham and Eccles lines both stopping at Old Trafford Cricket ground, which is just 5-10 minutes walk to the Old Trafford football stadium.
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