FC United of Manchester

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Founded: 2005

Nickname: FCUM, Red Rebels

Ground: Broadhurst Park (4,400)

2014/2015 Average Attendance: 3394

Position Last Year: 13th

Last Season’s Results: 1-2 (H) 1-2 (A)

FCUM stadium (Photo from Daily Mail)
FCUM stadium (Photo from Daily Mail)

FC United are on a 10 year high, their new stadium opening last summer coincided with them finally gaining promotion from the Evo-Stik Premier League. Their first season in the 6th tier of English football was steady and a strong finish ensured they steered clear the relegation zone. With the strong Manchester United following that the club commands, they’ll be sure to bring another large following to County.

FC Play at Broadhurst Park, a stadium located on the outskirts of Oldham, was officially opened a year ago with a game against Benfica. The ground is surprisingly small and contains 4,400 at full capacity. At one end, a terrace lifted straight from Northwich Victoria’s stadium, sits and will house the majority of the FC support. If you look from this stand to the left, you’ll see a main stand containing the only seats in the stadium straddles the half way line. The other two stands are covered but not raised and will not house many people until expanded, this will explain County’s small allocation of 650 tickets for the game this season.

Broadhurst Park in Greater Manchester
Broadhurst Park in Greater Manchester

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