OT100 Tunnel

Here are some pictures from inside the OT100 tunnel at Old Trafford.


The OT100 tunnel was unveiled to commemorate, obviously, 100 years of Manchester United at Old Trafford. This square, embedded into the ground, sits in front of the tunnel that is between the home and away dugouts. The tunnel was – even up to the 1992/93 season – used for the players to run out onto the pitch.

Inside the tunnel are a series of boards on the walls; these boards hold images of the early sketches for the construction and foundation of Old Trafford. Archibald Leitch – the architect famous for designing almost every stadium with character you can think of in Britain – was the man behind the first vision for Manchester United’s stadium. You can see from the image above designs for the structure of the stands.

Above is the design for the first version of the “Grandstand”.

Above is the “General arrangement” architectural layout for Old Trafford as it was created in 1909.

The architectural diagram of the covered terrace facing towards the street.

Architecture of the stand elevated towards the field.

Archibald Leitch.

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