The Theatre of Dreams

Old TraffordThe city of Manchester is the home of the world famous Manchester United Football Club. The club is considered to be one of the world’s most famous and richest clubs. The current squad of the club includes world known football starts such as Wayne Rooney, Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata.

Manchester United plays its home games at Old Trafford nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton. The stadium is one of England’s and Europe’s most recognizable stadiums. The stadium is so popular throughout the world that it has literally become one of the city’s most visited and well-known landmarks.

The construction of the stadium began in 1909 and ended in 1910. It was on February the 19th, 1910 that Old Trafford was officially opened to the public. The stadium was designed by prominent Scottish architect Archibald Leith who has designed numerous stadium throughout England include the Liverpool bases Anfield Stadium and Goodison Park Stadium and the London based West Ham Stadium and Stamford Bridge Stadium. Since its construction the stadium has had only one tenant, the Manchester Untied Football Club.

The stadium has four stands and two quadrants. The largest stand is the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand also known as the North Stand which has four sections known as tier 3, tier 2, upper and lower section. The East Stand and the West Stand are the same in terms of capacity and are both comprises of a total of three sections. The South Stand is the smallest and has only two sections. The quadrants are known as the North-East Quadrant and the North-West Quadrant and are also comprises of three sections. The total capacity of Old Trafford Stadium is 75.635 spectators which makes it one of the largest stadiums in England and Europe.

On the forecourt of the East Stand visitors of the stadium can see the statue of Sir Matt Busby who aided Manchester United win its first major accolades including a European Champions Cup in 1968. Sir Matt Busby was one of the few survivors of the Munich Tragedy were almost the entire team of Manchester Untied found it death after an airplane crash.

A statue of Sir Alex Ferguson is situated near the north stand. Sir Alex Ferguson is the club’s most successful manager and is considered by many to be the sole reason for the club’s growth in terms of domestic and international success and in terms of worldwide popularity.

Throughout the years Old Trafford Stadium has hosted several FA Cup semi-finals, matches from the 1966 World Cup and the 1996 European Cup and the 2003 Champions League Final which saw Milan win the competition after a penalty shoot-out with Juventus.

Even if you are not a Manchester United fan or a football fan you should take your time to visit Old Trafford once you have moved to the city of Manchester via man and van services. Have no worries that you will have to conduct your relocation on your own, because there are many companies that provide man and van services in the area of Manchester.

On the other hand if you are a football fan than you should definitely attend at least a game, as you will enjoy it immensely.