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FC United stadium plans move forward

FC United has identified a new site on which it hopes to develop a new 5,000 capacity stadium after its previous plans for a stadium collapsed.

The Manchester United break-away club will turn to a new site in Moston following the collapse of plans for a ground in Newton Heath, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Officials from the club - set up in 2005 in opposition to the Glazer family taking control of Manchester United – have been in talks with council officials following the collapse of plans to build a stadium in Ten Acres Lane, Newton Heath.

The club has now identified the The Ronald Johnson Playing Fields, near Lightbowne Road, as the preferred new site.

Among its potential 5,000 capacity, it will have up to 600 seats and the club hope construction will begin before the end of the year.

FC United officials will consult local residents and carry out a feasibility study and hope to submit a planning application this summer.

The club has raised £1.3 million via a share scheme as well as £400,000 in donations towards the project.

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