Founded in 1878 as Newton Heath LYR F.C. in 1902 they became Manchester United F.C. and went on to be the most successful football club in England.
Bombing in the Second World War destroyed much of the stadium; the central tunnel in the South Stand was all that remained of that quarter.
After the war, the club received compensation from the War Damage Commission in the amount of £22,278. While reconstruction took place, the team played its "home" games at Manchester City's Maine Road ground; Manchester United was charged £5,000 per year, plus a nominal percentage of gate receipts. With a capacity of 75,635, Old Trafford is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom after Wembley Stadium, and the ninth-largest in Europe
In the 1998-99 season, Manchester United became the first team to win the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League - "The Treble" - in the same season. Winning the League Title 20 times. Ferguson the most successful club manager was subsequently knighted for his services to football.
In over 130 years of football, the club that humbly started life as Newton Heath has lifted silverware on a global stage time and time again. A visit to the sacred trophy room lets you share in every timeless victory - from the European conquests of the Busby Babes to the unforgettable 1999 treble.
The tale of the club that unites millions worldwide is also the story of individuals who have built it. Busby, Charlton, Law, Best, Ferguson, Cantona, Giggs, Rooney; the list continues to grow and here you'll find artefacts and insight that capture every kick and every dream Old Trafford has inspired.
By using interactive exhibits, you'll get even closer to the world of Manchester United, including an audience with Sir Alex Ferguson himself in his own private office, recreated with flawless attention to detail, and the new 'What it Takes' theatre exhibit - where you can see exactly what it takes to become a professional footballer.
The Stadium Tour
From the dizzy heights of the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand to Louis van Gaal's dugout spot, and the atmosphere-soaked players' dressing room, every experience will seem to carry the roar of 76,000 fans in your ears - none more so than the ultimate honour of emerging from the tunnel and following so many famous boots into the Theatre of Dreams.
Go behind the scenes at the Theatre of Dreams as a VIP
Groups can now take a VIP tour of the Theatre of Dreams and go behind the scenes at one of the world’s most iconic arenas. Starting with soaking up the atmosphere in the players’ dressing room, groups will then walk down the world famous players’ tunnel and take José Mourinho’s seat in the dugout as they experience the majesty of Old Trafford.
For a more intimate experience, we offer private stadium tours for groups. With an expert tour guide, visitors will embark on a stadium tour without the restrictions of the public tours, spending longer discovering the history of one of the oldest grounds in English football.
Old Trafford can cater for all the needs of a group, including providing a range of delicious dining options in the stadium. Groups could enjoy a fabulous three course meal in the lively atmosphere of the Red Café as part of their visit, or for a more private experience, they could dine with a bespoke menu and enjoy a view of the famous pitch in one of 150 Executive Boxes.
For the ultimate Manchester United experience, groups can combine a bespoke Museum & Stadium Tour experience with seeing the Reds play at the Theatre of Dreams as a VIP. With a Matchday VIP experience, they can enjoy a full day out, including Champagne, great food and drink, former player Q&As and some of the best seats in the house to soak in all the action on the pitch. Guests can arrive by limousine, enjoy private refreshments, undertake a skills session with a United Legend and enjoy a delicious 5 course meal, all before seeing José Mourinho’s team take on their latest opponents.
To find out more about bespoke VIP Museum & Stadium Tours at Manchester United, call 0161 868 8000.
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