Man United suspend Old Trafford capacity increase due to COVID-19

Manchester United have suspended plans for a small increase in capacity at Old Trafford due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The club were considering the reconfiguration of areas of the stadium to increase the sitting capacity.

However, coronavirus has forced then to put the plans on hold until the end of next season due to a lack of access to the venue. The club recently announced the planned installation of 1,500 rail seats as part of a trial safe standing from the 2020/21 season.

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They will continue with major accessibility developments in the Stretford End and these are expected to reach completion by the start of the 2020/21 season.

The Premier League giants are also very close to the completion of an £11m upgrade of the modern disabled facilities. The club’s vice president Ed Woodward reiterated the club’s desire for development in a recent fan forum.

He said: “Long-term, we remain committed to continued investment to modernize Old Trafford while maintaining its unique character, that is critically important to us.”