In addition to the regular seats in the East stand, there is also a dedicated support area for the away team located in the East-South corner, and the disabled area in the vicinity. The previous name of this stand was Hau Dai – Table Golf, because the scoreboard was placed there. Later, this scoreboard was replaced by two electronic boards at the two corners of the North stand. In January 2000, the East Stand was built on another floor, adding 3,000 seats to Old Trafford’s total capacity. The front of the East stands looks like an office building, with its walls and doors made of tin, in front is a monument to Mr. Matt Busby, the Munich disaster memorial signboard, along with the famous clock. commemorating the fateful moment of February 6, 1958. United souvenir shop is also located in this neighborhood.
The West stand, the Stretford backstage, is the gathering place for the most passionate fans. In the past, this place was a standing stand with 20,000 noisy fans. It has been measured and discovered that the noise caused by Stretford fans is more intense than the screeching sound emitted when a jet takes off. After 1993, Stretford was renovated into a sitting stand, and in August 2000, a second floor was built. In the hall inside this second floor, there is a monument of the first resounding superstar Denis Law, who bears the nickname of Stretford’s king.
After the completion of the second floor of the West stand, Old Trafford’s capacity is 68 217 seats. After that, the club continued to expand the Northwest and Northeast corners, to increase the capacity to 75,000. In the long run, the United leadership plans to build a new South stand with the same architecture as the stands. North, to increase the capacity to a whopping 92,000 seats.
May 29, 2008, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Manchester United’s first European Cup, a statue of three stars: George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton; titled “The United Trinity”, was announced on the side of Sir Matt Busby Way from the East, directly opposite the statue of Busby.