by Shane Brennan
300 Manchester United disabled supporters are set to watch their team play at Old Trafford, as the club takes the decision to relocate 2,600 season ticket holders.
Following talks with the Human Rights Commission and the Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association, the permission was granted.
The changes will result in Old Trafford’s capacity being reduced to 73,300, with season ticket holders being relocated over a three year period.
The East stand in the “Theatre of Dreams” will be expanded into the Alex Ferguson and Bobby Charlton stands.
The secretary of the Man United Disabled Supporters Club, Chas Banks, has expressed his delight at the decision stating that
“he is filled with pride.”
Mr. Banks also went on to thank season ticket holders for their co-operation and understanding, stating that:
“It will be a sacrifice to give them up. But we also know that the vast majority will understand and support this expansion”.