Youth Cup final tickets surpass incredible British landmark
We are proud to announce that ticket sales for Manchester United's FA Youth Cup final against Nottingham Forest have now exceeded the capacity of all other club grounds in Britain.
United supporters have shown exactly how important the Academy is to everyone associated with the club, and the noise and atmosphere they create at Old Trafford on Wednesday night will contribute to an incredible experience for our Under-18s side.
Match tickets, which are available online, cost just £1 and all proceeds go to the Manchester United Foundation, which works with disadvantaged kids in Greater Manchester. Supporters who are keen to be a part of history and have yet to order their ticket can still do so now.
Unless the game sells out, tickets will remain on sale via manutd.com/tickets until kick-off at 19:30 BST on Wednesday 11 May. But with 63,500 already sold, booking as early as possible is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Old Trafford has the largest capacity of any club stadium in Britain. Tottenham Hotspur’s new ground, with 62,850 seats, is the next largest, and that number has now been surpassed for Wednesday’s momentous occasion.
That such a vast crowd will be in attendance is not only a great boost for our lads, but will also create lifelong memories for the visiting side: Nottingham Forest.
BRITAIN’S BIGGEST CLUB GROUNDS
Old Trafford: 74,140
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium: 62,850
London Stadium: 62,500
Celtic Park: 60,411
Emirates Stadium: 60,260
Etihad Stadium: 55,017
St James’ Park: 52,404
Ibrox Stadium: 50,817
FA YOUTH CUP HISTORY
Manchester United are the most successful club in FA Youth Cup history, winning the competition on 10 occasions (1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1992, 1995, 2003 and 2011) and reaching a further four finals (1982, 1986, 1993, 2007).
From Jimmy Murphy’s five-time consecutive winners of the 1950s, through to George Best in 1964, the Class of ‘92, a Phil Neville-captained 1995 side and the more recent victorious teams of 2003 – featuring current first-team player Tom Heaton – and 2011 – which included Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard – the FA Youth Cup is intrinsically linked with United’s history and the club’s most successful eras.