Thursday, October 27, 2011

FC United granted planning permission for new stadium

 Source: Daily Mirror

 Plans for a new 5,000-seater stadium for Manchester United's breakaway club FC United have been approved by councillors, according to the club.

FC United had submitted plans for a stadium, club house, pitches and car parking at Ronald Johnson playing fields in Moston, Manchester.

The 5,000 capacity ground would cost around £3.5m.

The club said in a statement: "FC United is pleased to announce that Manchester City Council Planning Department approved the plans for our ground development at Lightbowne Road in Moston, at a meeting held this afternoon."

Councillor Paul Murphy, who represents Moston on the city council, told the BBC before the meeting: "If the application is approved, it will bring much needed investment to Moston - close to £4m.

"It will also bring sporting facilities for the young people of Moston and the surrounding areas which again is much needed and will be developed in a professional way."