Saturday, June 11, 2011

FC United – dates for your diary

 Source: MEN

 By Pamela Welsh

 Earlier this week, myself and sports news correspondent Mike Keegan met Andy Walsh, general manager of FC United of Manchester.

The club announced plans to move to Moston in March, after a much-lauded plan to erect a 5,000 seater stadium in Newton Heath fell through. FC United currently play at Gigg Lane in Bury but are looking for a home to call their own. Of course, much of this background has already been documented elsewhere, and if you’re interested, the Manchester Evening News website has full details.

The meeting with Andy was to unveil preliminary plans for the new stadium site on the Ronald Johnson playing fields on St Mary’s Road in Moston. It’s a location which

The story on the plans is here – check it out for the full details. Andy’s a good guy and one of the things he stressed was how important the views of the residents in the Moston area are to the club. Club officials have announced a series of drop ins – to convince residents the plans are sound and to get feedback from them. Andy insists the blueprints aren’t a ‘done deal’ and I really think that’s true. Whatever you think about the plans – agree or disagree – I don’t think you can argue with FC United’s genuine interest in the local community.

The drop-in sessions will be at Moston Methodist Church on June 21, 6pm-8pm; Moston Labour Club on June 22, 6-8pm; North City Library on June 29 from 6pm-8pm and at the Miners Community Centre on June 30 from 6pm-8pm.

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