Wednesday, September 22, 2010

FC United launch stadium scheme

Source: The Times (Malta) - page 58 (print version)

Rebel club FC United are launching a pioneering £1.5m community share issue to help fund the cost of their new stadium.

The EvoStick League Premier Division outfit, launched five years ago following the Glazer family takeover at Old Trafford, have submitted an application to build their own 5,000-capacity ground close to the site at Newton Heath where the club which eventually became Manchester United started their existence.

The club believe having their own stadium is the best way to maximise their potential as, while they continue to enjoy impressive attendances – just under 2,000 – for their present level of football, they also have to pay out a hefty rental fee to Bury.