EIt is one of the most impressive stadiums in the world. Or, at least, it was long ago. Old Trafford seems to have become outdated compared to the rest of the stadiums in the world. It preserves its mystique intact. But as with its squad, Manchester United must renew itself or die. The stadium renovation projects are completely stalled and the architectural studio hired to resolve the situation urges Ratcliffe to make a move upon his arrival.
The current conditions of the Teatro de los Sueos leave the owners in a very bad placewho have seen how the stadium has been rotting and entering a state of demolition little by little, until its appearance is light years away from the institution it represents. Leaks, rats, falling ceilings, concrete on parts of the floor… Jim Ratcliffe has a new mission and the director of INEOS is convinced he can carry it out.
The British billionaire has acquired 25% of the club and has added capital close to £300 million just for the modernization of the stadium. From within the club, they have already begun to move with certain architectural studies, although in England they point out that the most interested is Populous, those in charge of the Tottenham Stadium, created in 2019.
The director of this construction company trusts that with the arrival of a new owner to the club, the project can get underway as soon as possible, since “We have to do a very detailed exercise of what should be done in the stadium”. At the moment, the club’s offices have three different ways of approaching the project, as Chris Lee explained in Telegraph.
You have to do a very detailed exercise of what should be done in the stadium
The two options they are considering to remodel Old Trafford
The general director of Populous has highlighted that they proposed three types of reforms to the Glazer family to face the modernization of the stadium and solve the security problems it currently has.
The building is reaching the end of its natural life: the wiring, the electrical supply, everything is approaching its expiration date. And the interiors are very narrow
The director of Populous is still waiting for a response from the Red Devils, but he does not consider it feasible that Old Trafford can remain standing for much longer: “The building is reaching the end of its natural life: the wiring, the electrical supply, everything is approaching its expiration date. And the interiors are very cramped. I would say that the update is crucial to maintain the club’s position.” The Theater of Dreams runs the risk of going through a long insomnia.