Manchester United have appointed the architects who designed Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to help them draw up plans for the redevelopment of Old Trafford. The architect firm Populous and management consultants Legends International will work together to increase the stadium’s capacity.
Manchester United Contacts Designers of Tottenham Stadium to Design theirs
The two companies worked on Tottenham’s 63,000-seater stadium which opened in 2019. Old Trafford which currently has a capacity of 74,000 is expected to have a much bigger capacity after the renovation.
The club released a statement saying: “Work will begin immediately on developing options for Old Trafford and studying their feasibility, to significantly enhance the fan experience.” “Fans will be at the heart of the process, starting with a meeting between the consultants and the Manchester United fans’ advisory board later this month.”
Last month, it was reported that Manchester United was considering several options for redevelopment, including demolishing Old Trafford and building a new stadium. Three sides of Old Trafford have been expanded over the past three decades but the South Stand has posed a problem because it is close to a railway line.
The club also wants to improve its training ground and has appointed architecture and design firm KSS to draw up plans for an “expanded, state-of-the-art facility”.