Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FC United share issue boost

 Source: MEN

 November 16, 2010

 FC United are cashing in on interest generated by their FA Cup heroics as fans flock to support the club's ground-breaking community share scheme aimed at raising £1.5m of the £3.5m needed to pay for a proposed new 5,000-capacity stadium in Newton Heath.

The Evo-Stik Premier outfit, who banked £113,000 in prizemoney and TV revenue from their record-breaking run to the second-round, today announced that investment in the shares has already topped £500,000 – just six weeks since the scheme was launched.

FC’s general manager Andy Walsh said: “We’re delighted with the response to the share issue, which is attracting both ordinary fans and wealthy investors alike.”

FC United visit Colwyn Bay tonight.

Meanwhile, tonight’s also a big night for Manchester's other semi-pro Cup glory-hunters, Dave Pace’s Droylsden.

The Bloods face a Blue Square Bet North derby date at Stalybridge Celtic.