Thursday, March 25, 2010

FC United take Anti Glazer protest to the next level

Source: The Busby Way

Posted on Thursday, 25th March 2010 by Chudi Onwuazor

After breaking away from Manchester United in protest at Malcolm Glazer’s takeover of the club in 2005, FC United are set to step up their protest by moving to Newton Heath.

For those who don’t know, Newton Heath, the birthplace of Manchester United, originally wore Green and Gold (the current colours of the Anti-Glazer protest).

FC United who currently compete in the Unibond Premier League and play at Bury’s Gigg Lane have drawn up plans to move into a 5,000-capacity stadium at the Ten Acres Lane sports centre although the club must secure backing for the £3.5m project.

Andy Walsh the club’s general manager said:

“The significance of this location is historical while it will also showcase a new model of facility development, based on football supporter ownership and community involvement.”

If approved the stadium could be ready for the start of the 2012/2013 season.