The Reds source players tunnel from Spaciotempo

The finishing touches to pitch works over the summer at Manchester United’s stadium has included the installation of a brand new, super size players’ tunnel.

Finished in the iconic red of the Club and matching the signage and seating throughout the ground, the Manchester United tunnel is made up of two sections. The first part, which is 15mtrs long, is on wheels, whilst the second has been designed as a cantilevered section to accommodate a rise in ground level to pitch height. At just 2mtrs long, this provides an extension to the main tunnel to give extra protection for players leaving the field.

A new quick release fixing system was fitted by the Spaciotempo team to satisfy Health and Safety requirements at the Club. The stadium’s tunnel aperture provides the only access for a fire engine in case of emergency so the quick release system will enable Spaciotempo’s retractable tunnel to be removed from the access point to accommodate emergency vehicles as well as the cranes and heavy vehicles that are required for when the stadium is used for concerts etc.

Gordon Shields, the Project Manager at the Old Trafford ground has been working with the team at Spaciotempo for a number of months and is very pleased with the solution provided.

“It is imperative that we comply with Health and Safety issues and Spaciotempo reacted promptly to our bespoke requirement. They bent over backwards to come up with a solution quickly and efficiently. The tunnel is a highly visible and important area of the pitch and the new tunnel provides a striking corner piece.”