Being a Manchester United fan, I had this dream since I was 12 years old to visit The Theater of Dreams: Old Trafford. I was enjoying my last few days in UK and then after a call with my father who encouraged me to make this dream of mine come true, I’ve booked the train tickets and stadium tour tickets. On 28th March 2016, I’ve ticked ‘visit Old Trafford’ from my to do list.
It took us around 4 hours to travel to Manchester from London with Virgin train. We’ve enjoyed the scenic route. Once in Manchester, we’ve paved our way to the stadium. The security person checked our passport and we were given a badge to wear. We first visited the museum where the medals, shields and interesting stories about the players and club are beautiful displayed. Then we got a few souvenirs from the little shop.
Afterwards, the tour guide and his assistant took us around the VIP lounge, players’ dressing room, the cafeteria, tunnel, reporters’ corner, the press room, Mega-store and the famous stadium. The wow moment was when we were going through the players’ tunnel and we were asked to act as if we were one of the players. You get a free certificate at the end of your visit.
The guided tour was extremely informative. We learnt a lot more about the team during our visit. It’s been a valuable experience that I will forever cherish as a Manchester United fan.
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