Manchester United Introduce New Scheme to Kick-Start Fiery Old Trafford Atmosphere

​Manchester United have made 1,000 youth season tickets available for next season in a bid to further enhance the Old Trafford atmosphere.

Season ticket holders between the ages of 16 and 25 will be required to stump up £285 for the season in order to be allocated a seat in the Red Army section - on the right-hand side of the Stretford End - for every home game.


The Mirror report that the strategy of allowing youth season tickets in the 'singing section' of the ground is part of the club's wider vision of trying to implement a long-term, sustainable and forward-thinking youth culture within Old Trafford.

The number of young supporters going to live games has declined since the Premier League's inception; with hefty ticket prices and standing laws cited as the two major factors for the demise.

Therefore, the Red Devils are hopeful that their new strategy will encourage younger fans to attend live matches at an affordable price.

Speaking about the idea, United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold said: “I want to place on record our appreciation of the hard work and dedication from the organisers of the atmosphere section.

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"The phenomenal support the team gets has been taken to a new level by this successful initiative. 

"We will be seeking to build on this next season by extending this section of the Stretford End out towards the south-west corner, increasing the allocation to at least 2,000 supporters," he added.

Despite having an average attendance of 75,000, the Old Trafford atmosphere is often criticised for its subdued nature - with performances on the pitch since Sir Alex Ferguson's departure in 2013 a certain factor in dwindling fan noise. 

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Nevertheless, the club are determined to work with fans to improve the atmosphere and noise level within the stadium and the Red Army will play a huge role in restoring its standing as the loudest stadium in England.

Source : 90min