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United Latest has been told that Manchester United have no immediate plans to expand Old Trafford, but it is not the club’s intention to stand still in the future. The Theatre Of Dreams is the largest club ground in the Premier League, holding over 76,000 fans, but still falls behind the standard set by Barcelona and Real Madrid… 

In 2006, Old Trafford’s capacity was brought from 69,000 to over 76,000, with the with the addition of second tiers to both the North-West and North-East Quadrants of the stadium. If England had won the right to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it would have been highly likely that the ground be expanded to hold up to 100,000 fans. However, The FA failed in their bid, with Russia controversially securing the competition. 

Any expansion to the stadium would come in the shape of adding a second tier to the South Stand, which is currently lower than the other three stands. However, this would result in the club having to purchase approximately 50 houses behind the ground. A cost estimation has already been sought by The Manchester United Property Group, with a figure of £100 Million mooted as the total price of a redevelopment of the South section.
A Red Devils spokesperson told United-Latest.Com: “We have been advised that there are currently no plans to expand Old Trafford, although the club would never rule this out for the future.”
‘Currently no plans to expand Old Trafford’

Meanwhile, work has begun at Carrington (Trafford Training Centre), where £11.5 Million is being invested over three years for the construction of a multi-million football science department, a new medical wing with fitness and rehab centres incorporated, a new press facility and more academy pitches, adding to what is already the World’s top football training centre.

Work begins on a new wing at Carrington
Carrington, which cost £22 Million to assemble last decade, is at the forefront of football technology and science. Despite The Glazer Family’s crippling debts, they have allowed the club to splash-out further on the training complex, which houses both the first team and the youth academy. If The Glazers are to sell the club to a more stable owner, the possibility of Old Trafford getting a makeover may become a reality. 

For now, we can be thankful for what we already have.  




Sat, 15 Jan 2011 3:11:32 pm

i think that is great ; why cos is the main reason why the signing at home is not that good is cos it is to big and if got bigger it would even be worse and you look at away games were all 3000 or so standing in one area and it is great crack wre at home were all over the place


Mufc dan

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 3:33:12 pm

Bigger is better haha I think u are rite tho dan about the singing it gets lost some games make parts ov it standing



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 3:41:45 pm

Dear dear, and to just think the amount of money needlessly filtered away on the “interest” to service the debt.
In my estimation the stadium could have been expanded Twice over (if not for the wastage)at a projected cost of the rebuild £200 Millon.

Lets just sit back and watch Barcelona and Madrid leave us in the distance as their Matchday revenue etc and media income continue to grow faster than United’s.
Yeah the Glazer is a great idea.


Haji O’d

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 6:37:48 pm

Why don’t they raise the roof at old Trafford, it’s crazy to have a roof that blocks both the view and noise. The old style cantivileer roof, similar to what’s at the emirates, would be ideal.

In parts of stretford end & scoreboard tier two, up to 80% of the ground id blocked from view, who wants to pay £36 for that?


Fergie is GOD.

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 8:23:09 pm

Old Trafford doesnt need to expand at this moment in time as 76,000 is a good size ground, plus expanding the ground to 100,000 would still take time due to the removal of 50 homes. Great news about Carrington, £11.5m well spent. We are doing just fine in the revenue department with ever increasing income and still plenty of opportunites out there and markets untapped by United, £280m in 2010, I bet we make over £300m in revenue this year. Keep the faith, United are the biggest club in the world.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 9:12:26 pm

If glazer went with his debt and I’d have no doubt the stadium would see changes until then, no chance. The funds have been wasted on paying the banks and now insurance companies in the bonds business. The fans aren’t there to fill 76,000 seats never mind 100,000 and he knows he’s damaging the fan base.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 9:57:52 pm

@ Andy exactly what you say the fan base dropping the season ticket waiting list gone.
The lowest attendance of the season at Old Trafford against Stoke other than Wolves in the Carling Cup.
If investment was being put into the team rather than feeding the interest these hijackers have saddled United with we would see a different picture.
Plus of course holding the price of season tickets(Not just for one season) but making it realistic for a working man/lady and family to attend the live matches.
Then there would be a need to, like a good buisness man would do, invest in your buisness to grow it and develop it.
So I guess right now the tail is wagging the dog.
First things first.
Just ponder a minute and how fantastic a club we could have an attendance at Old Trafford of regularly 95k to 100k with a team of World beaters.
Nobody but nobody could dare suggest Manchester United could not fill that stadium with a World class team.


Fergie is GOD.

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:05:22 pm

RedScot – Barca/Madrid revenue growing faster than Uniteds? Real made £341m, Barca made £311m and ManUtd made £280m in the last reports. We made around £60m more than Arsenal, £70m more than Chelsea, £100m more than Liverpool, £170 more than Tottenham and £190 more than City in the last revenue reports, so we are clearly running away from the rest with an ever growing revenue which will surpass £300m this year I believe. We have nothing to worry about as our income will keep increasing.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:18:15 pm

@Fergie is God.You only Emphasise my points with figures mate, regards Barcelona and Real madrid.Which as you know are largely fan owned and government supported.
I am glad you are confident mate.
How do you see the income increasing with the fan base attending games dropping?
Prepare for some serious player sales if we dont at the very least get to the Quarter finals of the Champions league, at the Minium we are going to need a huge amount of luck in the forthcoming draw.Assuming we dispatch Marseille!
We can all joke and caper about City but they are a serious threat with there spending power which with correct owners and Uniteds ethos of developing youth we would be capable of challenging.


Fergie is GOD.

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:20:32 pm

***£170m mor than Tottenham, £190m more than City*** The Manchester United brand is the strongest in football, our global appeal is unrivalled. I dont have a worry in the world about our future, we have a young world class squad, world class stadium & training facilites, great management, an ever growing income and lots more happening here than anywhere else in football. Doesnt even bother me about the Glazers because they can not hurt us. we are the biggest club in the world, we are Manchester United.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:30:54 pm

@Fergie is God. I dont like to critisise loyalty which you clearly are to United.
You are burying your head in the sand United are reliant hugely on matchday income which as a comparison Real Madrid its 25% Barcelona 26% United 39%.
Uniteds is dropping faster than you can imagine.
All that you describe is at Peril without forward investment to keep pace
not only with the two players we have mentioned but also Bayern Munich one of our old foes.
We are Manchester united, banging your chest will not help when we fall out of the Champions league.
Good Luck. God Bless.


Fergie is GOD.

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:31:58 pm

I understand where your coming from RedScot but I just cant share your doubts as United are in good shape financially (dont let the £500m debt fool you), there will not be player sales here at United and our gates arent really falling as we always draw over 73,000, yes our season tickets fell to 54,000 but that has had little impact on the club. Barca has crippled themselves with €450m debt. City dont worry me at all, we will alwys be better than them, they Arab can not change that. Believe in United.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:39:56 pm

@Fergie is God. You sound a decent sort of supporter so I am not gonna be hurtfull.
Can you tell me how much money has been lost to the good of United from Uniteds profits! through the Interest that has been paid on the loans that the Glazer arranged for you and me and 300 million fans around the world.To the nearest £100 million will be fine?
Keep believing mate, your gonna get a sharp shock soon.


Fergie is GOD.

Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:45:17 pm

RedScot, we both suport United, we both want the club to continue to grow and have expressed it in different ways. I have faith in how ManUtd are operating whiles you clearly feel a change in ownership is required, besides that I believe deep down that you are as confident as I am in Manchester United but you do have concerns whiles I do not which is fair as it is you rights. Believe in United, everything is alright, this is the last I will say for now on the matter RedScot, believe in United.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:52:52 pm

“we both suport United, we both want the club to continue to grow and have expressed it in different ways. I have faith in how ManUtd are operating whiles you clearly feel a change in ownership is required” Exactly I do.And I will pursue this to achieve what I think is best for United.
I cant see what these Glazers have brought to United.Nobody can tell me?

We both Love United thats a given mate or we would not communicate about it and debate and explain our views.
God Bless, Fergie is god. Lets hope for a brilliant performance at White Hart Lane tommorow. Ohh Bye the way I think we will win the Premiership, I just dont think we have a real fighting chance for the Champions league trophy and we should have.
Good Luck.
Cmon you Reds, get us back to the top of the League.


Sat, 15 Jan 2011 10:59:57 pm

No matter what, we are still the most valuable sports brand in the World.



Sat, 15 Jan 2011 11:17:59 pm

well said lads we all should stick with each other in other forums people fight at each other are we united fans are what ; i call them people who no nothing about football we are all loud to have our say or views in man united ; were all united weather we win or loose united we love you no matter what


Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:03:12 am

Theres one other thing I’d like to make clear, besides the lack of funding and not filling the ground. If any of you have looked behind the South Stand many of the houses have already gone! Clearly there was a rebuilding plan but that’s changed since they’ve used the papers to try and sell tickets.



Sun, 16 Jan 2011 1:25:49 am

@ United Latest!”No matter what, we are still the most valuable sports brand in the World” What does that improve?


Sun, 16 Jan 2011 1:49:54 am

I’m saying despite some saying we are falling behind Barca and Madrid in terms of revenue, we actually aren’t.



Sun, 16 Jan 2011 2:39:28 am

United Latest.”I’m saying despite some saying we are falling behind Barca and Madrid in terms of revenue, we actually aren’t.”
Direct me to this information please?
I think you will find that we are substantially behind Barcelona and Real Madrid in revenue!I personally dont understand your stance are you for the Glazer or not?
I guess you are a season ticket holder at the Theatre of broken dreams?
Shame on you if you are!


Sun, 16 Jan 2011 2:56:48 am

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes’_list_of_the_most_valuable_football_clubs

I’m totally Anti-Glazer, and not a season ticket holder.

What I’m trying to say is that our Commercial staff are doing one hell of a good job. Not The Glazers.



Sun, 16 Jan 2011 3:09:42 am

Jaysus . that makes sense now!Forbes magazine…. lol check the threads back.

You are not a Season ticket holder thats a blessing, Because if you are that makes you hypocrite.

I am with you on the Cheap Options for the Glazer to develop the media and world wide fan base to subscribe to United?
How long do you think that will continue with some and imminent failure?
As i said you cant prove your arguements? Forbes!!! lmao
Keep up the good work!



Sun, 16 Jan 2011 3:54:14 am

Is that middle picture not the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? It looks and is like a fortress!



Sun, 23 Jan 2011 2:16:26 pm

WE seriously need to expand the south stand. We need a bowl effect.

Increasing the stand to 90k+ will be expensive but reletively cheap in the long run.

More seats mean cheaper tickets. More people will attend mathces. Look at how many fans there are around. weve got milions in Briton. Not to mention the Irish Connection, and foerign fans attending. Who says we cant fill 90,000.


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