Welcome to the home of the prestigious Manchester United Football Club! Arguably England’s favorite, the 75,000 seat “Old Tafford” stadium has hosted FA Cup semi-finals, 1966 World Cup matches, Euro 96 matches and 2003 Champions League Final matches, as well as rugby league's annual Super League Grand Final and the final of two Rugby League World Cups. It also hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics football matches, including women's international football for the first time in its history.
The ‘Theater of Dreams’, as nicknamed by English football star player Bobby Charlton, is the second-largest football stadium in the United Kingdom after Wembley Stadium and the ninth-largest in Europe. Aside from sporting uses, the stadium is regularly used for private functions and has hosted several concerts, like Bon Jovi, Genesis and Bruce Springsteen. It was even requisitioned by the British military during World War II and used as a depot; it was later on heavily bombed and partially destroyed by the Nazis in 1940 and 1941.
The Manchester United Museum and Stadium is located in south-western Manchester and easily accessible via transit by tram (Old Trafford stop) and by bus (routes 255, 256 and 263). It is also accessible by train via the Manchester United Football Ground railway station. 80-minute long guided tours are available every day of the week from 9:40AM to 4:30PM (except on match days), during which it is possible to visit the player’s changing rooms and admire the dizzying view from the Sir Alex Ferguson stand. Entry costs £18 per adult and £12 per children aged less than 16 years old.