Friday, March 26, 2010

From Telegraph

Edited from: Telegraph (Sport, page 4. 26th March 2010. No online content)

FC United, the club formed by disaffected Manchester United supporters following the takeover of the club by the Glazer family in 2005, are planning to build a new stadium in Newton Heath — the original base of the Old Trafford club.

Talks are under way to secure £3.5million funding for a 5,000-seat stadium that would enable FC United to vacate their current base, Gigg Lane, the home of League Two club Bury.

FC United general manager Andy Walsh said: “The significance of this location is historical while it will also showcase a new model of facility development, based on supporter ownership and community involvement.”