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FC United's stadium plans dashed by council

Mon 7th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

FC United of Manchester's hopes of moving into a new stadium at Ten Acres Lane have taken a blow after Manchester City Council announced that the nationwide spending cuts mean that the site is no longer viable.

In a statement, the council announced; "As a result of the challenging local government settlement, the Council has to ensure that any available resources are optimised and deliver the very best for Manchester. The Council has therefore had to revisit its spending plans and examine other opportunities for securing a football facility within the city."

"The Council acknowledges the immense amount of energy, time and effort that FC United and its members have invested in the Ten Acres Lane proposal to date and remain absolutely committed to helping FC United achieve its ambition of building a new ground in time for the 2012-13 season."

The Evo-Stick Premier League club, which is run by its fans, have called a member's meeting in which their concerns can be raised, but the announcement that the much desired site is no longer a viable option will have come as a bitter blow.

Despite this setback, the club's board are remaining positive over their hopes of relocating ahead of the 2012/13 season.

The club's official response, posted on their website, stated; "Supporters should note that the statement provides us with a number of commitments on behalf of Manchester City Council. It is these and other assurances that the Board have been working hard to secure in the last few days. It is our belief that as a result of negotiations some of those commitments are stronger than were even in place for Ten Acres Lane."


 

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