CLUB NEWS

14/01/2010 15:58, Report by Matt Nichols

OT history on display

The Manchester United Museum and Tour Centre is to celebrate 100 years of Old Trafford with a special exhibition.

This will look at the stadium's development over the years, from how it was rebuilt following the Second World War to its massive expansion since the 1990s. There will also be details of memorable matches and other events held at M16.

There will be plenty of memorabilia on display, including a copy of the match programme from the first match ever held at the ground - against Liverpool on 19 February 1910 - gifts from the various international matches staged at Old Trafford, and the shirt from Gary Lineker’s final appearance at an English ground before his move to Japan.

Central to the display is an intricately detailed model of Old Trafford as it is now showing all the detail of Britain’s premier club stadium. Hand built by Peter Oldfield-Edwards at a scale of 1:220, it has taken around 3,000 hours to create.

The exhibition will be open from Friday 19 February 2010 until early in 2011.

The Museum & Tour Centre is open seven days a week from 09:30 - 17:00, with the exception of weekend home match days when it is closed and midweek home match days when it is open until three hours before kick-off.

Stadium tours operate up to every ten minutes from 09:40 - 16:30. Pre-booking of tours is highly recommended - call 0161 868 8000 (option 3, then 2). You can also book online.

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