Manchester United FC Stadium, Old Trafford, Location, Pictures, MUFC Capacity, Architect, Photos

Manchester United Stadium : Old Trafford Ground

MUFC – Sir Bobby Charlton Stand: Building Development, England, UK

post updated 7 Mar 2020 ; 3 Apr 2016

New Man United Stadium Stand

Location: Trafford, just south east of the city centre

Sir Bobby Charlton Stand

Manchester United have renamed Old Trafford’s South Stand in honour of Sir Bobby Charlton.

Old Trafford Stadium Sir Bobby Charlton Stand – former South Stand:
Old Trafford Stadium Sir Bobby Charlton Stand

Club director Sir Bobby Charlton, 78, joined United in 1953 and made 758 appearances, scoring 249 goals. A member of the England team which won the 1966 World Cup, Charlton won four league titles with United and the 1968 European Cup. The retired midfielder was one of the survivors of the Munich air disaster, which killed eight of his team-mates in 1958.

Old Trafford Stadium seating plan:
Old Trafford Stadium seating plan

Fans held aloft coloured tiles, spelling out his name, before the Premier League match against Everton, reports the BBC. The South Stand, which contains the only remaining part of the original 1910 stadium infrastructure, houses the directors’ box.

Man United Stadium

Old Trafford Stadium

Address: Manchester United Football Club, Old Trafford, Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA

Manchester United Stadium Old Trafford Ground
photograph © Adrian Welch

Man United Building – information from the architects, Miller Partnership, 2005:

Manchester United Quadrant Development

Panoramic view of the MUFC pitch:
Manchester United FC stadium pitch

Man Utd building design proposals:
Manchester United Stadium building design proposals

Old Trafford football ground from above, looking south west away from city centre, main entry on left:
Manchester United FC ground

Manchester United Stadium building images from Miller Partnership

This prestigious development involves the construction of the north-east and north-west quadrants – unifying the stadium by reinforcing the `bowl’ concept on the upper seating decks and linking the main east stand to the north and west stands by a high quality facade.

Manchester United FC Stadium Old Trafford main facade
photo © Adrian Welch

The design of the quadrants introduces major vertical circulation and this has been resolved by of highly modelled stair towers placed centrally in the quadrant creating an iconic image for the stadium. The structural system minimises the impact of the roof steel and this is achieved by creating a structural web from the stair tower to carry the quadrant roof.

Old Trafford aerial photograph:
Manchester United Old Trafford aerial photo
photo © webbaviation

The seating decks themselves provide additional capacity of 8,000 spectators, bringing the football stadium capacity to 76,000. Below the seating decks are 3 levels of hospitality providing catering for 2500. Work started on site in April 2005, the first phase was completed at the end of July with the project overall completion by July 2006.

Manchester United FC Stadium: Building PR from the Miller Partnership Dec 2005

Man Utd Stadium Old Trafford main facade
photo © Adrian Welch

Man Utd North Stand redevelopment + East & West Stands redevelopment
Architects: AFL

New Sports Bar design visual:
Manchester United Sports Bar design - Man Utd
Manchester United Stadium – interior image © Miller Partnership, received Dec 2005

Manchester United Stadium Old Trafford main facade
photo © Adrian Welch

Man City Etihad Stadium
Architects: Arup Associates
Etihad Stadium Manchester City Football Ground England
photo © Dennis Gilbert, VIEW

Manchester City FC Stadium

Location: Sir Matt Busby Way, Manchester, M16 0RA, Northwest England, UK

Manchester Buildings

Contemporary Manchester Architecture

Manchester Building Designs – chronological list

Manchester Architecture Walking Tours

Manchester Architect Offices

Manchester Building News

A rival football club in the North West of England – Liverpool FC football ground:

Anfield Football Ground – Liverpool Football Club
Liverpool Football Stadium
image courtesy of architects
Liverpool FC Stadium

Arsenal Football Stadium

South Africa World Cup Stadiums

One of the greatest football stadiums in Europe: Nou Camp Stadium

Other Stadium buildings by Miller Partnership include:

Brit Oval Stadium

Murrayfield Stadium Edinburgh

Manchester Architecture

Berlin Stadium building

Manchester Stadium : Belle Vue

Comments / photos for the Man Utd StadiumOld Trafford page welcome

Manchester United FC Stadium – Website: www.manutd.com