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Manchester United warned that plans to rebuild Old Trafford could cost up to £1.5billion

Manchester United have been told that rebuilding Old Trafford could end up costing £1.5billion
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How much!? Man United are rebuild that plans to demolish and Old Trafford could cost up to £1.5BILLION, which would see it leapfrog Tottenham’s to make it the most expensive stadium in the country

  • Manchester United’s plans to rebuild Old Trafford could cost up to £1.5billion
  • Drastic plans to build new stadium would make it most expensive in England
  • A complete rebuild is one of three options under consideration by United
  • Alternatively, there could be a major revamp of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand
  • Final option is to improve the spectator and corporate areas of the ground

Manchester United have been rebuilding a plan to demolish and Old Trafford will cost up to £1.5billion.

United officials have been advised that drastic plans to build a state-of-the-art stadium on land adjacent to Old Trafford would make it the most expensive ever built in the country.

The cost of a new 80,000-capacity stadium is expected to exceed Tottenham’s £1.1billion state-of-the-art home, according to external consultants.

Manchester United have been told that rebuilding Old Trafford could end up costing £1.5billion

Manchester United have been told that rebuilding Old Trafford could end up costing £1.5billion

Prices of steel and essential materials have increased sharply since Tottenham completed their ground, while the conflict in the Ukraine is creating uncertainties and price hikes for major construction projects.

It is understood United may cover building costs through loans and the issue of bonds.

A complete rebuild is one of three options on the table for United, as officials consider how best to make their iconic but faded stadium fit for modern purpose.

The second option is a £400million expansion of the Sir Bobby Charlton stand up and over the railway line that runs behind it, an option that would take the capacity of the historic stadium beyond 80,000.

An alternative option for United is a £400m revamp of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand

An alternative option for United is a £400m revamp of the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand

The final option is to leave the stadium structurally intact but conduct a comprehensive revamp of spectator and corporate areas on all four sides of the ground.

Club officials have been presented costings for the projects, but have yet to sign off on a proposal.

The club is locked in talks with several planners bidding to oversee the work and are keeping their options open.

It is thought that the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand revamp currently appeals most to the club’s owners the Glazer family and as such it is the more likely option. It would also be the most acceptable to fans.

It is understood that fans will be consulted before any plans are signed off.

United have previously said they would prefer a phased rebuild of Old Trafford and they would in all likelihood be able to carry out this work without impacting capacity while doing so.

Gary Neville believes that the club should build a brand new state of the art stadium

Gary Neville believes that the club should build a brand new state of the art stadium

Despite several attempts at modernization over the years, club officials accept Old Trafford in its current form falls some way below standards required by a top English club. Facilities at places like Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Arsenal are currently far superior.

Former Manchester United right-back Gary Neville believes the club would be better building a brand new state of the art stadium opposed to undertaking work on Old Trafford.

Speaking on his Instagram page this week, Neville said: ‘I think by the time that they have spent money on Old Trafford, the existing one, then I think you would be better off building a brand new, better, super stadium.

‘I do think that Manchester United should always be at the forefront of stadiums, have the best facilities and they have fallen behind.’

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