Broadhurst Park (Moston Community Stadium)
|Clubs||FC United of Manchester|
|Construction||18/11/2013 - 05/2015|
|Cost||£ 6.3 million|
Broadhurst Park – construction description
First declarations of new stadium plans by FC United of Manchester came already in 2007, just two years after the club had been established. However, it wasn't until 2010 that the concept was presented.
In 2011 the municipality gave planning permission, though in Moston, not in Newton Heath as initially planned. Both locations lie in north-eastern Manchester, though. New design for the second plot was delivered by Taylor Young a few months later.
Opposition from local residents had put the project on hold, but in March 2013 appeals were rejected, paving way for the development. Unofficial groundbreaking took place on November 17 in front of a few hundred fans, while the official followed the day after. The entire stadium was to be ready in under a year, around September 2014. However, delivery time was postponed three times, ending on May 2015.
Of the total cost set at £5.5 million, FC United supporters collected over £2 million. The remainder is provided by various institutions, both public and private.
New stadium: Broadhurst Park after opening night
They had to wait a while longer than hoped, but made it happen yesterday. Broadhurst Park is officially opened, showing the power of fan ownership in football!
Manchester: FC United (almost) at home
It took them much more than anticipated, but final will be spectacular. After winning promotion to 6th league FC United of Manchester will face Benfica in Broadhurst Park opening.
Manchester: Another delay at Broadhurst Park
It was due in September, October and then December. But all deadlines were passed and now the new FC United stadium is planned to be ready in February 2015.
Manchester: Broadhurst Park opening pushed back
Not in September, but in October 2014 will the new FC United stadium be opened. Works are delayed slightly because of... dry weather.
New construction: Broadhurst Park
In March supporters decided on the ground’s name. Earlier it was also them to decide upon building it and raise the needed funds. No wonder they swarmed the meadow one day ahead of official groundbreaking to celebrate!