The Theatre of Dreams is gradually coming to life. It’s been 17 months since Old Trafford has hosted a sold-out crowd. Manchester United defeated Manchester City 2-0 in the Premier League on that day, but Covid-19 closed the doors a few days later.
There is now a ray of hope at the end of the tunnel. In recent friendlies against Brentford and Everton, between 30,000 and 55,000 United supporters returned to the stadium, but it will be packed again on Saturday for their Premier League start against Leeds.
United has been working extensively in recent months to guarantee that its famous stadium is secure and safe for supporters to watch the action on the pitch. After 17 months of emptiness, some interesting adjustments have been implemented.
A cooperation with hygiene experts Ecolab, which will guarantee the stadium is sanitized to the greatest standard, as well as a renovation of both the home and away changing rooms and the introduction of rail seats, are among them. Collette Roche, the club’s Chief Operating Officer, has supervised the transition in recent months and feels everything is in place for a spectacular Old Trafford return this weekend for United fans.
Source: Daily Mail