Manchester United reveal Old Trafford expansion plans

Manchester United officials are currently looking at plans for an extension to Old Trafford, which would see an extra tier added to the Sir Bobby Charlton stand, making the Theatre of Dreams’ capacity 88,000, according to a report on the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils currently have a capacity of 75,643, but should the plans go ahead then they will boast the third largest stadium in Europe, behind Barcelona’s Nou Camp and Wembley stadium.

Previously, United have been reluctant to look at plans for expanding the stadium because of concerns regarding the train line, which is directly behind the stand.

Manchester United are considering the expansion of Old Trafford. (image: express.co.uk)
Manchester United are considering the expansion of Old Trafford. (image: express.co.uk)

However, due to advancements in technology, the club can now look at extension plans without fear of causing disruption to houses or the railway line.

Should the plans be given the green light, Old Trafford will surpass the San Siro, Bernabeu, Stade de France and Westfalenstadion in Europe in terms of maximum capacity.

 

Abdullah Mulla

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