Home of FC United of Manchester

Opened 2015

Capacity 4,400

Rating: 4.5

(1044) Google Reviews

Good ground with plenty of fundraising activities and a wide range of food and drink on offer each matchday.
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4 months ago
First time visiting inside this place, was very impressed with the function room, glass doors all down one side that looks out into the football pitch with a balcony, went to see my friends gig it’s a long room more than a wide room but it’s lovely for functions
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in the last week
We had our works do here for Christmas. We had a good night but I wouldn't recommend hiring this place out. They do not sell shots, the bouncers are constantly watching you and put you on edge, they also just throw you out into the snow (literally) and lock the door. Wouldn't recommend
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4 months ago
We were looking at the stadium from the outside with my son when a guy came out and asked us "Do you want to look inside?".. amazing!
Brilliant place. This fan owned club is a special place. They have Men's, Youth and Women's teams. They work hard with the community. The main room upstairs is used for all occasions including wedding receptions, courses, birthdays, business meetings etc. Music and comedy turns are usually provided as a precursor to matches for all fans. Often there are specialist beers on tap relevant to the visiting team. 99% of the people here are so friendly and welcoming. Tons of free parking (except on 1st team match days).
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a year ago

History (from Wikipedia)

Broadhurst Park is a football ground in Moston, Manchester, England.[1] It is the home of F.C. United of Manchester and Moston Juniors F.C. The ground was known by its project name, Moston Community Stadium, before being changed at a members' meeting in 2014.

F.C. United formed in 2005, and aimed to construct a ground in 
Manchester by 2012. After plans for an initial site collapsed, the development of a new ground in Moston was announced. A protracted planning process followed, and construction began in November 2013. Broadhurst Park was completed with a capacity of 4,400 in May 2015.[2] The opening match was a friendly between F.C. United and Benfica on 29 May 2015. F.C. United played host to Stockport County in their first ever competitive league match at Broadhurst Park on 11 August 2015.

Background[edit]

F.C. United[edit]

F.C. United were formed in 2005 by a group of Manchester United supporters following the club's controversial takeover by Malcolm Glazer which led to hundreds of supporters defecting from the club.[3] Without a stadium of their own they agreed to use Bury's Gigg Lane stadium, but the agreement continued at the cost of approximately £5,000 per match.[4] Within a year, the fan-owned club set aspirations to build its own 7,000 to 10,000 capacity stadium as close to Manchester city centre as possible by 2012 and consequently entered into negotiations with New East Manchester and Manchester City Council to develop their plans.[5] Despite attendances averaging over 2,000 in their first few seasons, the fact that the club did not have access to a stadium of its own on its match days was a contributory factor in the club's financial loss for three years (£42,267 in 2007, £40,669 in 2008 and £9,663 in 2009).[4][6]

F.C. United initially proposed a stadium at Ten Acres Lane in 
Newton Heath, on the site of an existing leisure centre and Astroturf outdoor football pitch.[7] The plans indicated that these community facilities would have been maintained within the new scheme. Newton Heath is 2.8 miles (4.5 km) east north east of Manchester city centre and has close links to Manchester United, who were formed in the urban area and were originally known as Newton Heath LYR Football Club between 1878 and 1902.[8] However, on 4 March 2011 it was announced that Manchester City Council had backed out of plans to fund the new stadium with grants, despite the fact that the previously agreed £1.5 million was close to being raised by fans, and F.C. United moved to search for other sites.[9] Despite this the Council stated that they were still committed to helping F.C. United build a ground in Manchester[10] and on 5 April 2011 it was announced that, after considering three possible alternative sites, Ronald Johnson Playing Fields in Moston was the preferred location for the stadium to be built according to Manchester City Council.[11]

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