Tuesday, June 21, 2011

FC United's Moston stadium plans go on display

 Source: BBC

 Plans for a new 5,000-seater stadium to house Manchester United's breakaway club FC United are going on display.

The club, which currently plays at Gigg Lane, wants to build the stadium in Moston near Newton Heath - Man United's first home.

Three thousand people have signed a petition opposing the ground and Manchester City Council is due to make a decision next month.

The plans can be seen at Moston Methodist Church on Tuesday evening.

The session will run from 1800 to 2000 BST.

Consultation sessions will also be held at the same time at Moston Labour Club, on Wednesday, North City Library on 29 June and at Miners Community and Arts Centre on 30th June.

Representatives from FC United will be at the sessions, together with Moston Juniors Football Club, to explain the plans and answer questions.

Manchester City Council will also be there to answer questions and explain the council's processes.

FC United has launched a community shares scheme, aiming to raise £1.5m.

Individuals aged over 16 and businesses are able to buy shares from £200 to £20,000.