Man Utd selling 1,000 youth season tickets at £285 in bid to improve atmosphere at Old Trafford – The SunFebruary 1, 2022
MANCHESTER UNITED have announced they are selling 1,000 youth season tickets next season, in a move to try to liven up the atmosphere at Old Trafford.
Season ticket holders between the ages of 16 and 25 will pay £285 for the entire season and sit in the 'Red Army' section of the stadium – a area designated for more vocal supporters.
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By encouraging more youngsters to join the Red Army singing section – on the right side of the Stretford End – it's hoped a bigger youth culture will be created within the United fan base.
In addition it helps more young people have access to live, affordable football.
Sadly for United, since the Premier League was formed, far fewer young people attend games.
Ticket price surges and the inability to sit with friends have had the greatest impact and are largely the reasons for the decline in youth presence.
Through an application with the local authority in Manchester, the club will also trial railed seating to improve the atmosphere.
The 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.
''The phenomenal support the team gets has been taken to a new level by this successful initiative.''
Former Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has in the past criticised the stale atmosphere at Old Trafford.
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The 'Special One' having said: ''It's not Portsmouth. I remember Portsmouth- such a small stadium, the atmosphere was absolutely incredible.
''In here, the atmosphere is a bit quiet and there is very (much enthusiam). But the players like to play at home.''
Despite holding a crowd of almost 75,000, Old Trafford has been widely criticised for its seemingly quiet atmosphere.
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