Ratcliffe from Man Utd Advocates for a ‘National Stadium in the North’


Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the new co-owner of Manchester United, has expressed his desire to construct a new stadium for the club that would also serve the north of England. The club has been playing at Old Trafford since 1910, but Ratcliffe believes the venue is in need of refurbishment. He suggested a new stadium could be built adjacent to the existing one in Trafford Park. Ratcliffe, a British billionaire, stated that this project could trigger regeneration in south Manchester and might require government funding. He also mentioned the possibility of the new stadium hosting England games, FA Cup semi-finals, and Champions League finals. Ratcliffe recently acquired a 27.7% stake in the club for about £1.25bn ($1.6bn), which includes £237m ($300m) for future stadium investment. He also spoke about the need for a national stadium in the north, given that all current national stadiums are located in the south.

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