Capacity reduced for Carabao Cup tie v Burnley

Thursday 15 December 2022 18:30

Due to the unavailability of ambulance service personnel as a result of a day of industrial action affecting North West Ambulance Service taking place on Wednesday 21 December, the club has been advised by safety authorities to reduce the capacity of our Carabao Cup fixture against Burnley.

The club has worked hard to develop a medical plan which will enable us to allow approximately 62,000 fans to be in attendance, but with West Stand tier 2 and North Stand tier 3 required to be closed. 

These areas were the only possible options for achieving the required reduction whilst meeting the robust medical plan requested by the authorities.

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There’s just one week to go until the Reds return with our Carabao Cup tie against the Clarets.

It was not possible to move the match to another date due to the unavailability of other key public services and matchday staff over the Christmas period, the conclusion of stadium works during the World Cup break, as well as the existing fixture schedule of both teams.

Everyone at Manchester United shares the inevitable disappointment caused by this news, particularly to those ticket holders who will be impacted. However, the safety of our fans is always our priority. 
As the match is currently sold out, we have written to fans tonight in the affected areas offering the option of a full refund. 

No action is required from fans with tickets in other areas of the ground at this time. We will provide a further update tomorrow detailing next steps.

We will do our utmost to relocate anyone who is impacted and has not chosen to accept a refund, prioritising Full and Cup Season Ticket holders.

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