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EPL: Man Utd committing to £200m Old Trafford expansion

Manchester United are on track to expand Old Trafford to a capacity of 88,000.

The Daily Mail says United announced last week that they would be using the same master planners who designed the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to oversee the Old Trafford revamp.

Early indications are that about 15,000 more seats — along with a long overdue upgrade of the club’s corporate facilities — are the most likely outcomes.

An extension of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand is on the cards, which would take capacity to around 88,000. That would leave Old Trafford’s capacity as second only to Wembley among UK stadiums.

United have around 100,000 supporters on the waiting list for season tickets and want to ensure that there is enough demand for the expanded stadium to be full on a regular basis.

The work is likely to cost more than £200million. It is understood that the club’s existing debt, which was £495m at the end of 2021, will not prevent them from borrowing more money.

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