NEW STADIUM PLANS UNVEILED BY FC UNITED OF MANCHESTER

FC United of Manchester has placed plans for a new 5,000-seater stadium on display for local residents.

Representatives from FC United will be at the sessions, together with Moston Juniors Football Club, to explain the plans and answer questions. The club will also hold consultation events at the end of the month.

"These sessions are part of our on-going consultation with the Moston community about our plans, aimed at giving as many people as possible the opportunity to put their views directly to us and Moston Juniors Football Club," said club general manager Andy Walsh. We want as many people as possible to come along and tell us what they would like included in our plans for what would be a community facility.

"Equally this is not a done deal so we want to hear any concerns so we can take these into consideration as we develop our proposals,” he added. "We will be working closely with the council to keep the community informed as our consultation progresses."

FC United is a breakaway club formed by disgruntled fans following the controversial takeover of Manchester United. The club currently plays at Gigg Lane and wants to build the venue in Moston near Newton Heath - Manchester United's first home.

The proposals for the development include a community changing facilities and classroom, a function space open for public bookings, two additional community pitches and landscaped public areas. The development represents around £3.5 million of investment in Moston.

Posted on 21/06/2011