Basic Site Details

Name: Old Trafford Football Ground
Town, district or village: Stretford
City or county: Manchester
Country: England
Grid ref:
Notes: Almost no trace of the original works remain

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1"Theatre of Dreams"  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Football ground  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Sir Matt Busby Way  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 61902  Commission received
Item 2 of 619081910Construction 
Item 3 of 619 February 1910 OpenedFirst match played
Item 4 of 61938  New wing stands by E Wood & Sons
Item 5 of 61941  South Stand destroyed during an air raid
Item 6 of 61947 ReconstructionManchester United Football Club propose reinstatement of buildings and ground at Old Trafford at 10,000


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1Archibald ('Archie') LeitchArchitect, Engineer 19021910 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Davies, John Henry - brewer and manager of Manchester United Football Club 
Item 2 of 2Manchester United Football Club 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Inglis, Simon2005Engineering Archie: Archibald Leitch - football ground designer London: English Heritagepp37 & 114-19

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder12 December 1947  p690 - proposed reconstruction