Who does not know Old Trafford? The stadium is the home of Manchester United (MU). The location is in the area of Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. With capacities up to 75 731 to make the cages of the Red Devils was named the second largest stadium in Britain after Wembley Stadium.
Theatre of Dream is the nickname pinned United legend Bobby Charlton, and is still frequently used. Manchester United have moved into this stadium since 1910, although it was damaged in World War II. The opening match took place on February 19, 1910 that brought Manchester United to Liverpool. Unfortunately, the red demon forces failed to present a victory in front of the public itself. At that time United had defeated by a score of 3-4.
Due to its large capacity it is not rare many important games held at Old Trafford. Some of them are the FA Cup Final and England international matches. Highest Attendance record occurs when the FA Cup semi-finals on March 25, 1939 between Wolverhampton Wanderers against Grimsby Town. In the game, there were 76,962 spectators.
Old Trafford has four stands, the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand, South Stand, West Stand and East Stand.
Sir Alex Ferguson Stand previously named United Road Stand and the North Stand. This grandstand capacity of 26,000 seats, larger than the other three sectors of the stands. In it there is also executive boxes and hospitality suites for VIP audience. Not only is it in the inside area of the stand is also a Red Cafe (Manchester United restaurant / bar), Manchester United museum and trophy room.
Giving the name of Sir Alex Ferguson Stand replaces the North Stand occurred on November 5, 2011. It was done as an appreciation to Ferguson, who has been dealing with United for 25 years. On 23 November 2012 the MU longest-serving coach statue erected outside the stands.
If you are interested in a tour around the stadium Old Trafford, you can come every day starting at 9:40 to 16:30. Specifically to visit the museum, hours of operation from at 9:00 to 17:00 and closed weekends during the match. The stadium was closed for the day before the match European tour (only open until 13.00).
Old Trafford Stadium Tour Price of 18 pounds, or about 350 thousand dollars, museum admission tickets 11 pounds, or about 200 thousand dollars.
Public transportation is relatively easy to Old Trafford. You can use the Metrolink train from Piccadilly Station. Distance about 15 minutes. If there is a match, there is a special train service from almost every station in the city of Manchester towards Old Trafford Stadium rail station.
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