Manchester United’s iconic home stadium, Old Trafford, could be demolished and rebuilt as part of radical revamp plans. The Telegraph report United are considering plans and are close to appointing redevelopment partners.
In June 2021, following the failed European Super League proposal, Joel Glazer promised ‘major development’ of Old Trafford was in the pipeline.
He described the 75,000-capacity ground as the club’s ‘heart and soul’, but it has been in dire need of significant upgrades for years.
And the uproar has grown amongst fans parallel with poor on-field performance, especially with Manchester City and Liverpool, in particular, showcasing huge investment in their stadium and training grounds.
But United have taken encouraging steps in recent months, and plans for a colossal revamp of Old Trafford are underway.
According to The Telegraph, United have drawn up three leading redevelopment options and will soon appoint partners following a thorough process in which bidders were required to submit three different design proposals.
One is to build onto the South Stand, Old Trafford’s smallest stand, and over the adjacent railway line, which would increase the capacity to over 80,000, and revamp the rest of the stadium.
Another is to upgrade the existing stadium, with no South Stand expansion, including an ample overhaul of the stadium’s corporate hospitality.
But the third option is the most ambitious and will likely prompt mass debate amongst supporters and figures at the club.
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