|Clubs||FC United, Moston Juniors|
|Cost||£ 5.5 mln|
|Construction||18.11.2013 - 05.2015|
Broadhurst Park – design 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.
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!
Manchester: Work begins on FC United stadium
Thousands of fans from various clubs celebrate this historical moment. Even though it's only preparatory works now, they mark the occasion of first fan-established club building their own stadium.
Manchester: FC United to start construction in early November
A few years back their plans made some people laugh, but FC United of Manchester are proving skeptics wrong once again. The 7th league club will have their own (though shared) ground in August 2014. Report by Supporters Direct.
New design: Moston Community Stadium
First plans were announced back in 2007, but only now it seems this stadium is indeed getting built after all. First time in history, a supporter-created club will have its own venue!