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Man Utd in talks for major revamp of Old Trafford

Manchester United has been talking with engineering and development companies to develop a plan to modernise its stadium at Outdated Trafford.

Chief working officer Collette Roche mentioned the membership had held preliminary conferences with a number of firms and talks have been beneath strategy to develop a masterplan for the redevelopment.

“We hope to nominate our most popular companions within the coming weeks; following this, we can formally kick off part one of many venture, which can be centered on establishing the imaginative and prescient and targets for the masterplan,” mentioned Roche.

Plans for redevelopment have been revealed by senior representatives talking at a fan discussion board final month.

The membership’s director of media relations and public affairs, Andrew Ward, mentioned that though firms had introduced their credentials as potential companions, the complete scope for the venture had not been finalised. He added: “It’s too early to take a position about prices and financing fashions.”

Operations director for the venue Jim Liggett mentioned work on the tunnel space was on the agenda and that scope choices can be introduced quickly.

Outdated Trafford is presently the most important soccer stadium within the English soccer league, with a seating capability of 74,140. The 112-year-old stadium has not undergone a serious redevelopment since 2006.

Manchester United is the most recent Premier League membership to announce its want to increase its stadium. Earlier this month, Aston Villa revealed it was pushing ahead with expansion plans.

Laing O’Rourke has already begun construction of Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium Bramley-Moore Dock. Nevertheless, the club has been forced to cut ties with one of the stadium’s sponsors this week over sanctions imposed on him due to links with Vladimir Putin.

Crystal Palace is also nearing the start of construction on its £100m redevelopment, whereas Liverpool’s £60m expansion of Anfield has received planning permission.

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