MANCHESTER UNITED are pressing ahead with the development of Old Trafford that will vastly increase the options and capacity for disabled fans to attend matches.
The club have been working closely with the Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association [MUDSA] in order to improve their facilities and make their historic home as accessible as possible for all match-goers.
The Red Devils have confirmed that 118 new wheelchair positions are being created, as well as 158 new amenity seats across four locations of the stadium.
This will offer disabled supporters a wider range of choice in terms of where they sit at United's home games, as well as covering different ticket prices to suit their budgets.
Richard Arnold, Manchester United’s group managing director, said: “Since the construction of new accessible facilities in 2017, we have worked closely with MUDSA to further improve the provision for disabled supporters at Old Trafford.
"Our revised plans address the overwhelming majority of feedback we received from supporters and key stakeholders.
"I would like to thank MUDSA for all of their hard work and effort in helping us to reach this point; we are proud to maintain such a strong and positive relationship with them.
“These plans will also minimise the need to relocate other fans in comparison to previous proposals.
"We will do everything we can to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible for anyone with seats impacted by the new accessible facilities and thank them for their understanding.”
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Manchester United confirmed that all construction work is being undertaken in line with Government guidelines.
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