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Three Tiers for the Double Champions: Old Trafford - a Stadium for the 21st Century

This paper outlines not only the development of the new tripledecker stand for Manchester United, on the north side of the stadium, but also the overall development that has taken place in the last 5 years in creating a stadium for the 21st century. The club's aim is to compete with the best in Europe both on and off the pitch. A major decision on behalf of the club was not to move away from its traditional location at Old Trafford into a new greenfield site, which many other clubs are currently considering, or have been successful in achieving without disruption and loss of support. Old Trafford has an additional advantage and is more fortunate than a lot of other club grounds in that it is not immediately surrounded by residential property, albeit other restrictions are imposed such as access roads and railway lines. G.E. Harris and D.M. Jones

Author(s): Harris, G E;Jones, D M

Keywords: old trafford football stadium, manchester;design;stadia;geology;boreholes;gases;methane;monitoring;steel;roofs;cantilevered;models;wind loads;contaminated land;reinforced concrete;precast;frames