The impressive architecture of the Old Trafford Stadium
Old Trafford’s original designs included a covered sitting stands, and three exposed standing stands. These three exposed sides were then installed with a flat roof, with support columns below. The columns of course interfere with the view of fans. Therefore, in the 1960s, people replaced the old canopy system with key panels that do not need pillars.
Parallel to the regular upgrade, the capacity of Old Trafford has also gradually reduced, from the 1960s onwards, there were only 58,000 seats. By the early 1990s, the courtyard had to undergo a rebuild, completely demolishing the standing stands, and instead sitting the stands in order to meet the Federation’s global school safety standards. English Football. After that reconstruction, the capacity of the field was reduced to 44,000 seats, too little for a team of the caliber of Man Utd. Realizing the inadequacy, the club’s leadership decided to expand Old Trafford in 1995 with the construction of a new three-story grandstand in the North, increasing the total capacity to 56,000. New North Stand, with funding built 19 million pounds, has a height of 200 feet, and owns the largest gantry roof in all of Europe. The Manchester United Museum, the traditional room, the Red Café restaurant district, and special VIP auditoriums are also located in this new venue.
On November 6, 2011, the 25th anniversary of Sir Alex Ferguson leading Man Utd, the North Stand was renamed Sir Alex Ferguson Stands (Sir Alex Ferguson Stand) in recognition of his merits in history. Club.
The special feature of the southern stand is that it is slightly steep, so it is somewhat lower than the other three stands. The player tunnel used to be in the center of the South stand, but in 1993 it was moved to the southwest corner, with the waiting room and changing room. The old tunnel is still there, but left empty, only open when there are visitors, or on a special occasion.