Wednesday, November 02, 2011
FC United boss Karl Marginson believes the club has ‘laid the foundations for success’ after plans for a stadium in Moston were approved.
The £3.5m development, complete with clubhouse and pitches, was given the go-ahead by Manchester city council despite fierce opposition from protesters concerned about potential noise and traffic. But Marginson assured those against the move to the club’s new home at Ronald Johnson playing fields that the new arrivals would make good neighbours.
“The council has obviously seen the benefits of what we can offer the area,” he said.
“I understand where protesters are coming from. If somebody came to my house and said they were going to build a stadium across the road, I’d have a few questions.
“But having known FC United since the start I can assure the Moston community that this is not a club that makes false promises. We will do all we have said.
“I’d urge them to get behind the stadium because it will lead to a brighter future for the area.”
And Marginson believes the new stadium will see the Rebels flourish.
“We’ve laid the foundations of the club – but the Moston stadium will really allow us to build on our success,” he said. “From a football point of view we’ve never had our own dressing room and space to congregate.
“It will really help the bonding within the squad and the relationships in the team. It will build strength and depth within FC United, not just in the first-team, but the youth set-up which has always been really important for us.
“We’re going to work with Moston Juniors and other junior teams in order to build a pathway.
“If they aren’t picked up by league sides they can come and play for FC United.”
November 02, 2011