THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Fan-owned club funded stadium largely through members

icon fantasy2 June ~ On Friday FC United of Manchester officially opened their new stadium with a friendly against Benfica. The supporter-owned club raised over half of the £6.5 million cost to build Broadhurst Park from their members and, although they lost the match 1-0, it was still a proud day for the Conference North side. The stadium took longer than expected to build but includes a standing terrace behind one goal and can hold around 4,400. Football Supporters' Federation deputy chairman Martin O’Hara was at the Benfica match and has described his experience.

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