XG produce giant crowd surf banner for Old Trafford stadium

10 February 2013

Last weekend, a giant supporter surf banner produced by XG Group was unveiled at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, at the match against Everton. XG was commissioned by Manchester United fans group, Stretford End Flags, for a surf banner for Manchester United fans at Old Trafford.

The banner, one of the largest seen in Britain, was produced to mark the 55th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. It measured 30m wide by 20m high, and was held by hundreds of Manchester United fans in the stadium’s Stretford End lower tier. The banner featured the final line up of the ‘Busby Babes’ from the game against Red Star Belgrade in 1958, with the words “We’ll never die.”

The cost of the banner was funded by Manchester United, fans group, Stretford End Flags and Manchester United legend Gary Neville. The former Manchester United captain chose the final design.

XG Group managing director, Warren Verwey, said: “We were delighted to be asked to supply the giant surf banner at Old Trafford. It was a fantastic feeling to see one of our banners on display at such an iconic stadium and to be seen by 75,000 people there as well as millions watching the game on TV worldwide.”

The giant surf banner was dye sublimation printed at 3m wide onto 115 gsm FR knitted polyester. These drops were subsequently sewn together to form the finished banner.

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