Old Trafford celebrates its 110-year anniversary
Manchester United are proud to be celebrating the 110th anniversary of the opening of Old Trafford with a special exhibition this week at the official museum.
One of the most iconic venues in world sport, which hosted its first game against Liverpool on 19 February 1910, has witnessed so many special moments in the past and is steeped in history. World Cup fixtures, internationals, FA Cup finals, a UEFA Champions League final as well as many other non-footballing occasions, like championship boxing bouts and rock concerts, have all taken place here, in addition to hosting United games.
It has been home to the Reds since our move from Bank Street in east Manchester in 1910 (only interrupted by the temporary move to Maine Road due to bomb damage sustained during World War II), and it maintains the soul and very essence of United. Yet, for all its unique charm and charisma, the Theatre of Dreams continues to evolve.
The club is committed to rejuvenating the stadium, while preserving what makes it so special and unique for every United supporter.
The stadium has benefited from over £100million in investment since 2005, including £20m invested in development work this season. Significant improvements have been made to our accessible facilities as part of an objective to enable more disabled supporters to attend matches. Security updates, hospitality refurbishment, enhanced media facilities, upgrades to the ticketing system and kiosks and a new VAR production room have also formed part of the development in 2019/20.
Comments from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the recent fans' forum outlined more changes in the pipeline to the Old Trafford experience for match-going supporters.
“From the £11m investment to transform facilities for disabled supporters at Old Trafford, improvements in security, engagement with fan groups around stadium atmosphere or a potential rail seating trial, to regular reviews of our matchday catering, the work is ongoing,”he said.