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A little piece of Heaven built for Old Trafford Supporters Club

Thornton Sports have recently completed the construction of a sport and hospitality facility on the 12th floor of the new Hotel Football in Manchester.

Old Trafford Supporters Club will be a wholly dedicated floor for Manchester United fans at the hotel, providing a hub for all home and away games in an affordable environment. A central feature of the hotel will be ‘Heaven’; a rooftop football pitch offering a one of a kind venue with breath-taking views of Old Trafford and the city of Manchester. 

Construction of a sports pitch on Hotel Football’s 12th floor was made possible by Thornton Sports’ unique, patented SudsSports™ light-weight construction system, as recently installed on a similar roof deck at Blackburn Youth Zone. The new facility is surfaced with Classic 10, an artificial grass surface manufactured in-house by Thornton Sports within the UK. 

An impressive retractable roof on the ‘Heaven’ facility will enable the venue to cater for a variety of functions including drinks receptions, weddings, parties and of course football matches. 

Chris Stephenson, Contracts Manager at Thornton Sports comments:

 “It’s been a delight to be involved in such an exciting, prestigious project. Using our innovative SudsSports™ system combined with our in-house manufactured artificial grass, we’ve been able to design and deliver a facility tailored to the exact requirements of the Old Trafford Supporters Club. We can’t wait to see it in use.” 

To find out more about roof deck sports pitch and leisure facilities available from Thornton Sports call 01282 777 345 or visit

Thornton Sports have also recently completed St Silas C of E Primary School rooftop facility, with further projects underway. Keep checking for further news and project updates.

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