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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Brackley Town

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MATCH ARRANGEMENTS: FC United v Brackley Town

On Saturday 15th April, kick off 3pm, FC United welcome Brackley Town to Broadhurst Park in the National League North – Admission is pay on the gate: £9 Adults, £5 Conc, £2 u/18s.

On Saturday 15th April, kick off 3pm, FC United welcome Brackley Town to Broadhurst Park in the National League North. Admission is pay on the gate: £9 Adults, £5 Conc, £2 u/18s.

With our place in the National League North secured for next season, we go into the last 4 league matches of the season with the target of winning more games than we lose still achievable.
From the 38 games played we’ve won 12, drawn 12 and lost 14.

We begin on Saturday with a home match against Brackley Town, who still have play-off hopes currently sitting in 8th place, but just 4 points behind 5th place Darlington. On Easter Monday we then travel to Darlington, followed by another away trip to Nuneaton on 22nd April, before closing the league season at home to Gainsborough Trinity on 29th April. The following Thursday 4th May, we hope to round off the season by winning the Manchester Premier Cup at Oldham’s Boundary Park against a resurgent Stalybridge Celtic, who have recently beaten AFC Fylde and Kidderminster Harriers.

Off the field, our attention turns to the next season, with a big push on Season Ticket Sales to help boost our finances to allow us to invest in important infrastructure projects over the summer months.

Following last month’s General Meeting, FC United members voted for the continuation of our successful ‘Pay what you can afford’ Yearly Season Ticket scheme, which also sees the introduction of a Concession priced Season Ticket (minimum price £65) to complement our Adult Tickets (Min £100) and Under 18’s (Min £21).

We are however encouraging fans buying Adult Tickets to donate an additional £75 or more, to help boost our finances. We would also encourage fans buying Concession Tickets to also add a donation on top of their Season Ticket price.

FC Members also voted in favour of a 3 Year Season Ticket priced at £1,000. With a limited number of 200 available, we hope to raise £200,000 to allow us to build a pot of up to £200k of working capital to strengthen the club’s underlying financial position and support a number of projects.

3 Year Season Tickets are for home league matches only, so for the 63 matches over 3 years it’s the equivalent of paying £15.87 per match. However additional benefits such as a drinks voucher, Half Time Draw Voucher and an electronic version of the programme, means that the price of the 3 Year Season Ticket still provides excellent value for money.

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We’d like to say a huge thank you for your support this season.

Our average crowds of 2,585 keeps FC United in the top six best supported clubs in non-league, behind former league clubs Tranmere, Lincoln City, Wrexham, Stockport County and Hereford.
We look forward to seeing you at Broadhurst Park for the last 2 remaining matches of the season.


MATCH ARRANGEMENTS

Saturday 15th April kick-off 3pm
Vanarama National League North
FC United v Brackley Town

Broadhurst Park,
310 Lightbowne Road,
Moston, Manchester M40 0FJ

ADMISSION PRICES: Pay on the Gate

£9 Adults
£5 Concessions
£2 under 18s

Season Ticket Holders will need to produce the relevant match voucher in their season ticket books to gain access.

Unreserved seats are situated in the Main Stand. Fans wishing to sit down are encouraged to get to their seats early as the stand soon fills up.

MATCH SPONSORS – RUN 2

We would like to say a huge thank you to Saturday’s match sponsors, RUN 2, who are sponsoring the Match, Match Ball and Programme.

We are also pleased to announce that all sponsorship for the remaining home match has now been taken. Thank you to all those who have sponsored a match this season.


TURNSTILES

All supporters can gain access to the ground via via turnstiles 1 to 6 at the St. Mary’s Road End of the ground and turnstiles 9-12 at the Lightbowne Road End.

Turnstile 4 at the St. Mary’s Road End is a designated Development Fund turnstile which allows supporters to donate money in addition to the normal admission price. The DF Turnstile accepts Adults, Concessions, Juniors entering with ST’s/LMTB’s or cash.

Turnstiles will open at approximately 1pm. Supporters arriving between 12 noon and 1pm can gain access to the ground via the main entrance in the Main Stand.

NEW Pre-Match Entertainment: ‘If the Reds Should Play… Rotterdam 1991’

With special guest speaker Clayton Blackmore

Before Saturday’s home match, we will be hosting a brand new pre-match entertainment event in two thirds of the Main Stand Bar called “If the Reds Should Play…Rotterdam 1991” which saw Manchester United beat Barcelona in the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final.

This light-hearted event is a great opportunity for fans to come together and share their stories from their United following days.
Doors open at 12 noon and the event will run until just before kick-off at 3pm.

Between 12 and 1pm we’ll be showing highlights of 1990/91 season on the screens in the Main Stand Bar, accompanied by a brilliant playlist of music from that era.

Between 1pm and 1.45pm we will have a number of talks from supporters about their experiences of watching United in Europe that season. We are also delighted to welcome Clayton Blackmore as one of our guest speakers.

The 1990/91 season was probably Blackmore’s most successful at United, scoring for the Reds against Pecsi Munkas at home and a 40 yard free-kick away at Montpellier. However, Blackmore’s clearance off the line in the closing minutes in the Final in Rotterdam to deny Barcelona an equaliser, is probably the moment that lives long in the memories of United fans that night.

We will also be showing the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final in its entirety on the TV screens in the Main Stand Bar. The first half will be shown without sound, due to the talks taking place, but at 1.45pm, we’ll turn the volume up and give you the opportunity to relive that momentous night in Rotterdam.

We’d also encourage fans to bring along memorabilia from that era whether it be shirts, scarves, flags, hats, programmes, newspapers cuttings, posters ticket stubs or photos. However, we would ask these supporters to take responsibility of their own items and take them with them at the end of the event at 3pm.

There is no additional charge to attend this event, it’s all part of the match day admission price of £9 Adults, £5 Concessions and £2 u/18s.

Before 1pm, access to the Main Stand Bar is via the Main Reception. After 1pm access can be gained through the Turnstiles.

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FC UNITED TRAVEL SURVEY

In order to meet the conditions of our lease with Manchester City Council, we are required to conduct a travel survey once a season, whereby we gather data from our supporters by asking how they have travelled to the game that day.

Volunteers will be conducting this survey in and around Broadhurst Park on Saturday.

We are in need of volunteers in order to help gather as much information as possible, so if you are interested in helping us out on the day, please contact travelplan@fc-utd.co.uk

Any volunteers are kindly requested to meet outside reception at 1pm. The survey will start at 1.30 and finish at approximately 3.10pm

TANNOY MUSIC DJ SET

Following the last home games fan-takeover with FC fans choosing the entire pre-match and half time tannoy play list; for the Brackley game we’re doing things differently once again, with an exclusive pre-match DJ set from Shumbo Jebang, playing a housey/groovy vibe, well suited to an afternoon, and if the sun is out it will sound even better!

In case you’re wondering, Shumbo Jebang are a duo from Birmingham and Manchester inspired by the sounds of Berlin. They came together through a shared love of house and techno in the early noughties running a successful club night – Jumbo Shebang – at Manchester’s Joshua Brooks and after a brief hiatus they have reformed under their slightly adapted guise. With an unquenchable thirst for electronic music from the past and the present the duo pride themselves on a deep knowledge of the scene to deliver high quality sets covering a variety of styles with the mantra that no great record ever gets old........

DJ Sean Curtis (one half of the duo) is a Sale born lifetime United fan, FC United regular and a Moston resident who also helps out with coaching at Moston Juniors, he was on the pitch for their half time exhibition game vs Stalybridge.

BARS AND FOOD

Supporters from both clubs will have access to the Main Stand Function Room and Under the SMRE Bar.

The Main Stand Function Room Bar will serve hot food together with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before and after the match. Alcohol will not be sold in the function room at half time but soft drinks, teas and coffees and food will be available.

Before the turnstiles open at 1pm, access to the Main Stand Function Room Bar is via the main reception by payment of the match admission price, or on production of the relevant Season Ticket voucher. After the turnstiles open, entry to the function room will be via turnstiles 1-6 or 9-12 and then through the seated area of the main stand.

The SMRE Bar situated under the St. Mary’s Road End terrace will serve draught beer and bottles before the match and at half-time. Hot food, including the Broadhurst Burger, tea and coffee will also be served at the far end of the SMRE Bar.

Under the Main Stand Food Bar will serve hot food prepared by our chef and pies from Mettricks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Herbies located adjacent to turnstiles 1-4 at the St. Mary’s Road End will serve hot food and non-alcoholic drinks before the match and is also accessible during half time.

Please note the Main Stand Bar and SMRE Bars are No Smoking Areas. Supporters wishing to smoke at half-time can do so in the designated areas adjacent to turnstiles 1-4 at the St. Mary’s Road End.

MATCH PROGRAMME

The Match programme is priced at £2 and available to buy from sellers outside and inside the ground.

SUPPORTERS DINNER TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE MEMBERSHIP STALL

Tickets are now on sale for our Supporters’ Dinner on Friday 12th May 2017 (7pm – midnight) in the main function room at Broadhurst Park in support of the Development Fund.

We are thrilled to welcome United legend Norman Whiteside as our guest speaker together with comedian Sam Harland. It will also include a hot food buffet and will be rounded off with a set from FC’s favourite DJ – Mike Molloy aka Pace – you know the score! There will also be an auction and plenty of raffle prizes.

Tickets at £25 per person will be available at the Membership stall at the remaining home games this season.

Alternatively you can BUY TICKETS ONLINE

Space is limited for this event, so please pick up your tickets early

POUND FOR THE GROUND TICKETS

We are still raising money for the club’s Development Fund as there are parts of the ground we need to complete. The quickest and easiest way is to buy a Pound for the Ground ticket at £1 each at Saturday’s match.

Your ticket will be entered into the draw, to be drawn at half time, where the winners win £200, the runner up wins £50 and for the 3rd prize winner a fudge hamper.

MERCHANDISE

The Megastall will once again be open and located inside the ground between the Main Stand and the St. Mary’s Road End. As well as the usual hats, scarves and badges, we will also be selling the home and away replica shirts (shorts and socks) and a range of T-shirts and jackets.

Alternatively you can order these from the FC United Online shop
WWW.FCUMSHOP.CO.UK

FREE WIFI

We have free WiFi at Broadhurst Park for all supporters to use. Supplied by local company Pennine Telecom, to access the service just search for FCUM-FreeWiFi, select it and set up a user account.

TRAVEL TO BROADHURST PARK

We would like to remind supporters to re-read the travel information and make a note of where traffic marshals will ask you to refrain from parking. For travel information please see our TRAVEL HUB

ONE FOOTBALL SPECIAL BUS FROM CITY CENTRE

One football special bus will definitely be running from Stevenson Square in the city centre to the ground. The bus is operated by First Buses and will leave from Stop TE in Stevenson Square.
Departure time is 2pm.

The cost is £1.50 single. No return tickets available.

After the match the bus will leave Broadhurst Park when full. Departure is approximately five minutes after the final whistle, from Lightbowne Road.

NORMAL BUSES

Supporters travelling from Manchester city centre can use buses 181 or 182 which depart at regular intervals from Stand F on Lever Street. These buses stop right outside the ground at the top end of St. Mary’s Road.

Returning to Manchester the buses run at regular intervals from St. Mary’s Road.

Click here to download the 181/182 bus timetable

METROLINK

The nearest tram stop is Newton Heath and Moston on the Victoria to Rochdale line. It is a 15 or 20 minute walk up to the ground.

There is a FREE shuttle bus from the Railway pub adjacent to Moston/Newton Heath Metrolink Station (turn right at the top of the tram stop steps).

TRAINS

Trains run between Manchester Victoria and Moston Train Station departing at 26 minutes past the hour arriving at Moston at 33 minutes past the hour. The ground is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Moston Train Station. Trains return to Manchester every hour at 55 minutes past the hour


BY CAR

From Central Manchester
From central Manchester head out of town on the A62 Oldham Road until the junction with Monsall Road. Turn left and pass Central Park Metrolink on your left and take the next right at the roundabout and follow the road ahead straight across another roundabout which takes you onto Lightbowne Road. Follow the road for around half a mile and you will see Broadhurst Park on your right hand side.

From the M60 – Clockwise
If travelling via the motorway network from the north and west, head for the M60 Manchester ring road. Leave the M60 at junction 20, then turn onto the A664. At the traffic signals turn left onto the A6104. Travel straight on and then at the Greengate roundabout take the 4th exit onto Lightbowne Road, the B6393. Carry straight on for around a half a mile and Broadhurst Park is on your left.

From the M60 - Anti-clockwise
If travelling via the motorway network from the south and east, head for the M60 Manchester ring road. Leave the M60 at junction 22, then straight on to Hollinwood Avenue, the A6104 . Travel straight on and then at the Greengate roundabout take the 1st exit onto Lightbowne Road, the B6393. Carry straight on for around a half a mile and Broadhurst Park is on your left.

CAR PARKING

We would urge supporters to use the car parks we have available for a charge of £5.00 at the ground and for £3.00 at the nearby St Matthews School, only 3 minutes’ walk from the ground. We have arranged with St Matthews to increase the area available to use for matchday parking and £3.00 for secure and monitored parking is very reasonable and helps us in our relationship with our Moston neighbours.

We are under a duty to ensure areas such as St Mary’s Road and the north of Nuthurst Road are not used by visitors to Broadhurst Park.

Supporters should be mindful that there is no parking on:
  • St Mary’s Road and the streets off St Mary’s Road;
  • Nuthurst Road;
  • the West side of Moston Lane and the streets off it.


  • We can always use more volunteers to act as traffic marshals and indeed for a number of matchday functions, so if you can help, send an email to John Davies johndavies@fc-utd.co.uk or telephone the office on 0161 769 2005 and leave a phone number for him to contact you to discuss.

    Enjoy the game.




    News ID ~ 7406 First Posted ~ 14:07 Wed 12 Apr 2017 Last Updated ~ 17:12 Sat 15 Apr 2017


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