Old Trafford


* Address: Sir Matt Busby Way, Stretford
* Country: United Kingdom
* Capacity: 74,000
* Opened: 19 February 1910
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Manchester United (football)

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The stadium was one of the eight 1966 FIFA World Cup venues. It hosted its first-ever FIFA World Cup match on 13 July 1966. The national football team of the Portuguese Republic won the match against Hungary 3-1 in front of 29,000 fans. The stadium was nicknamed The Theatre of Dreams by the Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton. It became a common nickname for the stadium, which has been the home of Manchester United Football Club since it opened in 1910. During World War II, the venue suffered bomb damage. Manchester United moved their home games to the home of their rivals Manchester City FC for several years because of the damage. The current home of Manchester United became an all-seater stadium in the early 1990s.

Manchester United FC, also known as The Red Devils, is among the most popular sports clubs in the world. They won their only Toyota Cup, the former world championship for football clubs, in 1999. MUFC won their first FIFA Club World Cup in 2008 after defeating Liga Deportiva Universitaria from Ecuador in the final. 68,000 people attended the match, which was played in Yokohama. The English football star Wayne Rooney scored the only goal of the game. Manchester United also won the first two editions of the English Premier League. The Premier League is widely regarded as one of the major sports leagues in the world. In 2013, MUFC became the first football club with 20 English top-flight league titles. They drew an average attendance of 75,000 in their 19 Premier League home games in that football season.

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