The ‘Theatre of Dreams’ & home to Manchester United – the most decorated club in English football history. Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. With a capacity of 74,994, it is the largest club football stadium in the United Kingdom and the eleventh-largest in Europe (Wikipedia).
Facts About Old Trafford
- Fans who have purchased season tickets for 25+ years for the same seats, year after year, are thanked by Manchester United by having their names printed onto plaques on the underside of their seats.
- The pitch is 97% artificial grass and 3% real grass.
- Old Trafford opened its doors in February of 1910.
- Old Trafford was heavily bombed during World War II, with the bombing of March 1941 destroying most of the stadium. During reconstruction, the team played their home games at the home of Manchester City until Old Trafford was completed.
- Old Trafford holds 74,994 seats. Of those, 73% are taken by season ticket holders.