Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

In order to ensure we have the best facilities for our players, staff and supporters we have some ongoing upgrades being completed.

Matchday Information

Tours are not available on match days. On the day before a European home game, tours will end at 13:00 and may be subject to disruption due to stadium preparation. 

The Museum will be closed on all weekend match days. For midweek matches (including Champions League) last entry to the Museum will be 14:30 and it will close at 15:00.

Behind the Scenes at Old Trafford

As part of our ongoing development of Old Trafford, for the first time in nearly ten years, the pitch has been replaced. This means anyone who went on the Stadium Tour had a very rare opportunity to witness the behind the scenes work that is involved in ensuring Old Trafford has the very best pitch for the 2013/14 season onwards.

The pitch is 97% natural and 3% artificial with the natural grass roots intertwined with the synthetic fibres. This allows the natural grass to grow deeper creating a level, firm and stable playing surface. There will be 1 artificial fibre every 2cm by 2cm square with a maximum fibre height above the ground of 2cm.

The experts installing the pitch already installed 450 reinforced natural grass pitches around the world – including Wembley, Arsenal, Liverpool,  Feyenoord, Manchester City, the San Siro and Tottenham amongst others.


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