Manchester United are all set to trial a singing section with 1,500 of their home supporters on Wednesday night when they play Real Sociedad at Old Trafford.
Real Sociedad are bringing a strong 6,000 supporters from Spain for Wednesday’s Champions League encounter in which they have been placed in East Stand Tier 2, with the current away section between the scoreboard end and South Stand being occupied by home supporters for this singing section trial.
The singing section trial area in L stand was heavily oversubscribed when tickets went on sale through the ticket office, with season ticket holders taking the chance to move there for one game to see what the atmosphere is like, stand and sing while watching Manchester United.
Founder of Stretford End Flags, Andrew Kilduff said:
“For the big games, the atmosphere at Old Trafford is up there with the best of them but, as with most grounds, that is not the same for the lesser matches
“The problem is not lack of singing but more that, because of the size of the stadium and the acoustics within it, the sound doesn’t travel.
“You can have fans in different parts of the stadium singing different songs at the same time and none of them really being heard.
“The idea is to have an area of the ground where like-minded fans can be in the same place and, generally speaking, make some noise.”
We have a few of our RedMancunian team members that will be situated in the singing section on Wednesday night so we will report back on the website and podcast with how things went.