16 Facts About Old Trafford

1. Old Trafford was unusual in that there were two media stands at opposite ends of the ground prior to the new Media Centre which opened in September 2012.

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2. In 1990, Old Trafford went from bleacher style seating to single seats.

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3. Old Trafford hosted most of England's home matches while Wembley was being built.

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4. Old Trafford is a football stadium in Manchester in North West England.

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5. Old Trafford is located just over 2 miles south-west from Manchester's city centre and just under 3 miles from Manchester Piccadilly Station.

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6. Old Trafford hosted its only European final in 2003, when the Champions League final between Milan and Juventus was played at the stadium.

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7. Old Trafford got selected to be one of the playing venues of the 1996 European Championships, and as a result a new North Stand opened in 1995.

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8. Old Trafford was one of the playing venues of the 1966 World Cup, during which it hosted three group matches.

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9. In 1939, Old Trafford recorded its highest attendance of 76,962 during an FA Cup semi-final match between Wolves and Grimsby Town.

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10. Old Trafford officially opened on 19 February 1910 with a match between Manchester and Liverpool.

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11. Old Trafford is a football stadium in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, and the home of Manchester United.

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12. Old Trafford is regularly used for private functions, particularly weddings, Christmas parties and business conferences.

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13. Old Trafford was chosen to host the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Final.

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14. Old Trafford hosted the second Great Britain vs Australia Ashes tests on both the 1990 and 1994 Kangaroo Tours.

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15. Old Trafford was used as a venue for several matches in the football competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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16. Old Trafford celebrated its 100th anniversary on 19 February 2010.

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