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London 2012 – Old Trafford Football Stadium – Manchester, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 27.814 W 002° 17.380
30U E 547158 N 5924074
Quick Description: Old Trafford is the stadium where Manchester United Football Club play their home matches in the English Premier League. It is the largest stadium in the Premier League and hosted some of the 2012 Olympic Football matches.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/21/2013 1:26:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMGE9G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
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Long Description:
The ground is one of the 2012 Olympic sites that is outside London. It was used to host 7 football matches in the men’s competition and 2 in the women’s competition.

This website shows the original schedule of matches at all grounds.

The following list is the results of the matches played at the ground.
Men’s competition
Thursday July 26th (17:00) United Arab Emirates 1 Uruguay 2
Thursday July 26th (19:45) Great Britain 1 Senegal 1
Sunday July 29th (12:00) Brazil 3 Belarus 1
Sunday July 29th (14:45) Egypt 1 New Zealand 1
Wednesday August 1st (17:00) Spain 0 Morocco 0
Saturday August 4th (12:00) Quarter Final Japan 3 Egypt 0
Tuesday August 7th (19:45) Semi Final Korea 0 Brazil 3

Women’s competition
Tuesday July 31st (17:15) United States 1 North Korea 0
Monday August 6th (19:45) Semi-final Canada 3 United States 4

This Olympic webpage says the following about the venue.
“Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ by football legend Bobby Charlton, Old Trafford is home to Manchester United Football Club.

The ground has frequently hosted major domestic and international cup matches as a neutral venue, and welcomed several England international fixtures while the new Wembley Stadium was under construction. It also hosted the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final.

As well as football, rugby union, rugby league and boxing events have been held at Old Trafford.

The design and build
Old Trafford became Manchester United’s permanent home in 1910, but suffered extensive damage in 1941 during the Second World War. The club was forced to relocate to Manchester City’s Maine Road stadium until Old Trafford was rebuilt in 1949.

The stadium has recently been expanded to 76,000 seats, making it the second largest football stadium in the UK and the third largest London 2012 venue, after Wembley Stadium and the new Olympic Stadium.

After the Games
The stadium will continue to host Manchester United matches, and will also be a host venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.”

This Olympic webpage gives information about the game of football and the structure of the competition.

The ground has a museum and is open every day. On most days it is also possible to take a guided tour of the stadium.

For parking on non match days there is a free car park at the end of Sir Matt Busby way very close to the stadium.
Olympic Games: London Summer 2012

Sport held at venue: Football (Soccer)

Start and/or Finish: Not Aplicable

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Website

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use:
The official London 2012 website has details of the stadium and the results of the matches played.


Current Use: Used by Manchester United Football Club for their home matches.

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Sport held at venue No 2: Not listed

Additional sport(s) held at venue: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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