Man Utd in talks for major revamp of Old Trafford

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Manchester United has been speaking with engineering and operation firms to make a program to modernise its stadium astatine Old Trafford.

Chief operating serviceman Collette Roche said the nine had held archetypal meetings with respective companies and talks were nether mode to make a masterplan for the redevelopment.

“We are hoping to name our preferred partners successful the coming weeks; pursuing this, we volition beryllium capable to formally footwear disconnected signifier 1 of the project, which volition beryllium focused connected establishing the imaginativeness and objectives for the masterplan,” said Roche.

Plans for redevelopment were revealed by elder representatives speaking astatine a instrumentality forum past month.

The club’s manager of media relations and nationalist affairs, Andrew Ward, said that though companies had presented their credentials arsenic imaginable partners, the afloat scope for the task had not been finalised. He added: “It is excessively aboriginal to speculate astir costs and financing models.”

Operations manager for the venue Jim Liggett said enactment connected the passageway country was connected the docket and that scope options would beryllium presented soon.

Old Trafford is presently the largest shot stadium successful the English shot league, with a seating capableness of 74,140. The 112-year-old stadium has not undergone a large redevelopment since 2006.

Manchester United is the latest Premier League nine to denote its tendency to grow its stadium. Earlier this month, Aston Villa revealed it was pushing up with enlargement plans.

Laing O’Rourke has already begun operation of Everton’s caller 52,000-seater stadium Bramley-Moore Dock. However, the nine has been forced to chopped ties with 1 of the stadium’s sponsors this week over sanctions imposed connected him owed to links with Vladimir Putin.

Crystal Palace is besides nearing the commencement of operation connected its £100m redevelopment, while Liverpool’s £60m enlargement of Anfield has received readying permission.