Who does not know Old Trafford? The stadium is the home of Manchester United. The location is in the area of Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. With capacities up to 75,731 people, making it home to the Red Devils crowned as the second largest stadium in Britain after Wembley Stadium.
Theatre of Dreams is the nickname pinned by United legend Bobby Charlton, and is still frequently used. Manchester United moved into this stadium since 1910, although it was damaged in World War II. The opening match took place on February 19, 1910 which brought together between Manchester United and Liverpool. Unfortunately, the red devil forces failing to win 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 a rare lot of important games held at Old Trafford. Some of them are the FA Cup Final and England international matches. Records Highest Attendance occurs when the FA Cup semi-finals on March 25, 1939 between Wolverhampton Wanderers against Grims by Town. In the game, there were 76,962 spectators. Old Trafford has four strands, 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. The grandstand has a capacity of 26,000 seats, is greater than the other three sectors of the stands. There are the executive boxes and hospitality suites for VIP spectator. Not only that, 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 replace 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 November 23, 2012, outside the stands erected a statue in honor of Sir Alex Ferguson.
If you are interested in a tour around the Old Trafford Stadium, you can come every day starting at 09:40 until 16:30. Specifically to visit the museum, hours of operation, IE at 09:00 to 17:00 and closed when convening the match at the weekend. The stadium was closed for the tour, a day before European games (only open until 13.00). Old Trafford stadium tour price of 18 pounds, while tickets at the museum entrance is at 11 pounds.
Public transportation is relatively easy to Old Trafford. You can use the Metrolink train from Piccadilly Station. A distance of about 15 minutes. If there is a match, there is a special train service from almost all stations in the city of Manchester to the Old Trafford Stadium rail station.