Old Trafford in Manchester

Old Trafford in Manchester

Opened:    1910
Seats:       55.300
Team:       Manchester United

The history of Old Trafford starts in 1909 when J.H. Davies buys some land. On this piece of land Mr. Archibald, architect, builds the ground of Manchester United. On February 10, 1910, Manchester United plays the first match vs. Liverpool.
The German airforce bombs the ground twice in World War II. Manchester United was forced to play their home matches at Maine Road.

In 1949 Manchester United was able to play again at Old Trafford. In 1951 the main stand, and in 1959 Stretford End was roofed over.
To host matches during the 1966 World Cup, the United Road stand was removed and replaced by a new stand.
Next project was to build a roof for all stands. In 1978 this project was started.
Manchester United was also the first club in the world to host a museum at the ground. Between 1990 and 1994 Old Trafford was transformed into an all seated ground.

Pay 8.50 and take a guided tour!