If you're travelling to Old Trafford by train, you'll find it perfectly simple: the nearest station is Manchester United Football Ground, which is outside the away end and only opens on match days. The best way to get here is via a connection from Manchester Piccadilly, which is served by trains from all over the country. Another option is to take the Metrolink tram to Old Trafford station, located on Warwick Road, about 10 minutes' walk away.
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Access from the station into the football ground is only by means of narrow football turnstiles.
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Old Trafford's nickname is 'The Theatre of Dreams'. Nicknames don't come much grander, but the stadium has earned it - it is after all the home of Manchester United FC, one of Britain's most successful football teams and a global brand in its own right.
Manchester United formerly played their home matches at the 50,000-capacity stadium at Bank Street, and the current site near Trafford Park industrial estate was chosen at the turn of the century. The stadium opened in 1910 with a match between Manchester and arch-rivals Liverpool. A roof was added over the United Road terrace in 1934, and after WW2 the stadium had to be rebuilt, which took the best part of eight years. In 2011, the stadium's North Stand was renamed the Sir Alex Ferguson Stand in homage to the club's longest serving and most successful manager.
Today Old Trafford boasts a capacity of 80,000, and also has plenty offer when there isn't a match on - it's home to the Manchester United Museum, the Red Cafe and the club shop, and also offers comprehensive stadium tours. As for the future, there are plans to expand to 95,000 capacity, making more dreams come true for millions of fans in Manchester and beyond.