Nickname: FCUM, Red Rebels
Ground: Broadhurst Park (4,400)
2014/2015 Average Attendance: 2,667
Position Last Year: 13th
Last Season’s Results: 2-1 (H) 1-2 (A)
After a roller-coaster ten years since their controversial formation in 2005, FC United have established themselves as comfortable National League North side, and two 13th placed finishes since joining the division have testified to that. Couple this stability on the pitch with the brand-new Broadhurst Park stadium opening in 2015, not many die-hard FCUM supporters could complain.
Despite the success of recent times, United have seen a 22% drop in attendances over the past twelve months and there have been rumours of financial difficulty within the supporter-owned club. But after a number of good signings over the summer, the Moston-based side will be hoping that they can push towards a crucial play-off spot. This, despite not having the financial backing that media rivals Salford City are currently enjoying.
FC Play at Broadhurst Park, a stadium located on the outskirts of Oldham, and was officially opened two years ago with a game against Benfica. The ground is surprisingly small for a new build and only contains 4,400 at full capacity. At one end, a terrace lifted straight from Northwich Victoria’s old ground sits and will house the majority of the United support. If you look from this stand to the left, you’ll see the main stand that contain the only seats in the stadium The other two stands are covered but not raised terraces and will not house many spectators until they are eventually expanded, this will explain County’s small allocation of around 650 tickets for the game this season.