Old Trafford ticket sales break record

Saturday 11 March 2023 17:15

A record number of tickets have been sold for men’s games at Old Trafford this season after another capacity crowd attended Thursday’s home victory over Real Betis.

More than 2.3 million tickets have now been sold for games this season, surpassing the previous record set during the 2016/17 campaign.

The total includes seats sold for our 19 Premier League home games and the 13 cup games held or scheduled so far at Old Trafford this season – with the potential for the number to rise higher if the team progress in the Europa League.

The record-breaking figure reflects the strength of demand to attend games at the Theatre of Dreams, as fans have clamoured to see Erik ten Hag’s team advance across all four competitions we have contested this season.
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Our success in cup competitions and a series of home draws has also played a part, with the team playing four games at Old Trafford en route to winning the Carabao Cup at Wembley last month, and a fourth home FA Cup tie against Fulham scheduled for next Sunday. 

Thursday’s 4-1 win against Real Betis, watched by another sell-out crowd of 72,998, marked our fifth home game so far in the Europa League this campaign, with the potential for up to two more if we reach the semi-finals.

Attendances have also been boosted by revised ticketing policies designed to make Old Trafford more accessible and ensure that as many seats as possible are filled by fans for every home game.

This included the launch of a Cup Season Ticket, which has resulted in a full stadium for every home cup tie this season.

Under the new policies, regular season ticket-holders are required to use their ticket for a minimum number of games, but with increased options for forwarding, returning or donating their seats when they cannot personally attend, allowing other fans to take their place in the stadium.  

The option to donate the cost of a ticket to the Manchester United Foundation has become an important new source of funds for the charity’s work with young people across Greater Manchester, with the total raised expected to surpass £500,000 by the end of the season.