Wednesday, October 23, 2013

FC United finally granted 5,000-capacity stadium

Non-league side FC United's own 5,000-capacity stadium should be finished in August after a lease was signed with Manchester council following years of plans.

The news marks a momentous day for the club, who were formed in 2005 by Manchester United supporters opposed to American businessman Malcolm Glazer's controversial takeover of the club.

The supporters own the club and vote on how the club is run, and the new stadium news puts an end to a controversial saga.

fought a lengthy legal battle with a section of residents opposed to the stadium - which is expected to cost around £5.5m to build.

They have played at Bury's Gigg Lane since 2005, and will now be situated in Moston, just over three miles from Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

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