Manchester United reveal plans for ‘atmosphere section’ at Old Trafford from next season in bid to boost volume in Stretford End
- From 2019-20, 1,200 seats in Stretford End will be dedicated to singing fans
- Section will be part of a partnership with fans’ group Red Army from 2020-21
- There is also a price freeze on season tickets for the eighth year in a row
Mike Keegan For Mailonline
Manchester United will introduce an ‘atmosphere section’ in a bid to boost noise levels at Old Trafford.
From next season, 1,200 seats in the first tier of the Stretford End will be dedicated to those who wish to belt out their backing for the home side following successful trials.
And from the 2021-22 season, the section will be double as part of a partnership between the club and fans’ group Red Army.
Manchester United will introduce an ‘atmosphere section’ in the Stretford End at Old Trafford
It will be dedicated to those who want to belt out their backing for the home side
The club announced the move, along with a price freeze on season tickets for the eighth year in a row, in a statement this afternoon.
United say they have 53,000 season tickets and more than 100,000 people on a waiting list and add that demand to watch matches is increasing each year.
They also pointed out that they are ‘firmly committed to supporting fan initiatives to create a consistently vibrant atmosphere at Old Trafford, whilst also helping younger fans to watch live, affordable football’.
Richard Arnold, United’s managing director, said: ‘The support from our fans and the atmosphere they generate is incredible, so we’re delighted to be freezing season ticket prices once again in recognition of that.’
United will also introduce 118 new wheelchair positions and 158 amenity seats at various points around the ground next season, bringing the total to 278.
They also announced a price freeze on season tickets for the eighth year in a row