Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Plans For New £4.5m Stadium Move Forward

 Source: Build.co.uk

 Plans for a new £4.5 million football stadium in North Manchester with facilities which will benefit the wider community are moving forwards.

Members of Manchester City Council's Executive were updated on the progress of the ambitious scheme.

A feasibility study into FC United's proposal to create a new home for the club - working in partnership with Moston Juniors FC - at Ronald Johnson Playing Fields in Moston has concluded that the site is suitable for development.

The project had already received planning permission on 27 October, subject to a number of conditions designed to maximise community benefit and manage any impact on parking and traffic being met.

The plan is to create a 5,000-capacity stadium with a full-sized artificial turf pitch and two junior-sized grass pitches for use by both clubs and the community.

It will also involve the creation of a new landscaped public space for community and school events and a clubhouse with multi-functional spaces, including educational facilities, for use by local groups and young people as well as supporters.

FC United working with Moston Juniors FC - one of the biggest amateur junior football clubs in Manchester with 21 affiliated teams - are also committed to increasing sporting participation in the area as well and doing other sports-based outreach work in the community.

24/01/2012 (CD/GK)