Old Trafford Football Ground is the home of one of the most famous football clubs in the world, Manchester United. The stadium situated in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester is over 100 years old after first being opened in February 1910. The first architect for the stadium was Archibald Leitch back in 1909. Since then the football purpose stadium has been renovated multiple times and stands today as the United Kingdom’s largest football stadium, with an approximate capacity of 75,500 capacity.
The stadium was given the nickname of the ‘Theatre of Dreams’, by Sir Bobby Charlton, a nod to its successful tenants, a club and stadium where players can follow and achieve their dreams. The Stadium has hosted some of the biggest competitions in the world with the Champions League Final being held in 2002 and it was also a venue for the London Olympics Football Tournament in 2012. It has also seen some of the world’s best footballers grace its turf from Duncan Edwards, George Best to in more recent times Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.
The stadium is easily accessible through the Manchester transport system with the tram system stopping in walking distance at ‘Old Trafford’, ‘Trafford Bar’ and ‘Exchange Quay’ and also just off the M60. If travelling by car, leave the M60 at ‘Stretford’ and follow the signs for the stadium, the stadium has thousands of car spaces in multiple car parks.
Opening Times and Admission
Old Trafford Football Ground attracts millions of visitors a year and generates the city a huge revenue whether that be on a Manchester United match day or not there is still plenty to do. The club run a stadium tour which is bookable through their site or by phone, you will be taken on an all-access tour for a reasonable price. Adult admission to the tour is set at £18 with concessions entering for £12.