Definition of Old Trafford

Old Trafford. Home to Manchester United and the second largest stadium in the United Kingdom. It has seen many trophies lifted and many dramatic moments over the years. Nicknamed "The Theatre of Dreams" by United legend Bobby Charlton, there's a reason it is one of the most well known football stadiums in the world.

Old Trafford was originally intended to have room for 100,000 spectators, but it was reduced to around 80,000 when the costs began to rise too high. It finished construction in 1910 as "United Football Ground" before being renamed Old Trafford in 1936. It closed during WW2, when it was bombed. In the 1980s, the conversion to an all-seater was complete before an expansion in 2006.

The famous stadium Old Trafford - Dictionary entry.  What is so special about it?2 of the stands are named after Manchester United legends: the north stand is the Sir Alex Ferguson stand and the south stand is the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand. Meanwhile, the West Stand is called the Stretford End and is where the most vocal United fans stay.

The stadium has been used as a venue for the English national team while the new Wembley was under construction, the 2012 Summer Olympics, an FA Cup final and the 2003 Champions League final. The highest attendance it ever had came in 1939, when 76,962 watched an FA Cup match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Grimsby Town.

Old Trafford has been used for other events besides football. Concerts from those like Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen have been held there, while the rugby Super League Grand Final has been held there every year except for the past one (due to COVID).

The Theatre of Dreams won't stop being an important venue for a long time. It is home to one of the world's biggest teams and is simply one of the biggest stadiums. Long may it continue!