During our Luxury Week Manchester, it only seemed right to go and see Manchester United stadium. It is the first time that I have ever been in a football stadium. I was excited to see how this iconic club with its big history would look like from a tour point of view.
Manchester United History
Mancherter United also nicknamed “the Red Devils”, was founded first as Newton Heath LYR Football Club in 1878. It changed its name to Manchester United in 1902 and moved to its current stadium, Old Trafford, in 1910. The clubs has a record 20 League Titles, 12 FA cups and four League cups. In Europe they have been successful with three European cups. A low note was the 1958 Munich air disaster which claimed the lives of eight players. The club will also be remembered for the most successful football coach of all time Sir Alex Ferguson. Manchester United won a total of 38 trophies under his reign that lasted from 1986 to 2013.
Old Trafford is the stadium that Manachester United started playing since 1910 and is located in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. It has a now a capicity of 75,643 and is the largest club stadium of any football team in the United Kingdom. There are plans under way to enhance the stadium capacity to 95,000.
Stadium & Museum Tour
The following was part of my tour:
- A tour of Old Trafford stadium.
- Entry into the museum.
- Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card
The experience included both a stadium tour and visit to the museum featuring:
- The Sir Alex Ferguson Stand – Take in the iconic and awe-inspiring stands.
- Pitch-side Dugout – Warm up like a substitute or pretend you’re Jose Mourinho.
- Players’ Tunnel – Experience the thrill of entering the ground to the roar of the crowd.
- Dressing Room – Sit under your favourite player’s shirt for photos.
- Award-winning Museum – View famous trophies and huge collection of club memorabilia.
What is it about football that literally has united the whole world? What is it about football that mainly men just devote most of their spare time too? What does this stadium have to offer when you pay for a local tour? Where do the players sit before and during the match? Listen to Graham the professional football guide who explained to me what Manchester United was all about.