Man Utd calls time on the prawn sandwich vacationers within the Stretford Finish

January 24 – Manchester United is to return the Stretford Finish of Outdated Trafford to all-general admission seating. Gone might be premium government seats that had been criticised by followers.

Man Utd’s government fan elite have been as soon as famously cricitised by former captain Roy Keane for his or her lack of ardour, saying “at dwelling they’ve just a few drinks and doubtless the prawn sandwiches, they usually don’t realise what’s occurring out on the pitch.”

There might be no extra prawn sandwiches or ‘government ticket vacationers’ within the Stretford Finish because the membership recognises the arguments of its Followers’ Advisory Board and helps the  “ongoing efforts to reinforce the Outdated Trafford ambiance”.

Collette Roche, Chief Working Officer at Manchester United, stated: “Structural work will happen over the approaching 12 months to return the Stretford Finish to normal admission seating and create a brand new concourse. Throughout this era, we might be consulting followers to know how greatest to repurpose the house presently utilized by the Worldwide Suite.”

Rick McGagh, Head of Fan Engagement at Manchester United, stated: “The Stretford Finish is without doubt one of the most well-known stands in world soccer. It has been the backdrop to lots of the most memorable moments in our historical past, and when it’s at its loudest you’ll be able to really feel the distinction it makes to the gamers, and the connection the followers have with the group.

“Followers and fan teams together with MUST and TRA have lengthy campaigned for us to take away the chief seats from the center of the Stretford Finish and to make them normal tickets and subsequently extra accessible to all followers.

“Now we have listened and agree that as many followers as doable ought to have the possibility to be a Stretford Ender. Now we have labored with our Followers’ Advisory Board in current months to make this occur and we’re all wanting ahead to an excellent louder Stretford Finish from August 2024.”

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