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FC United 5-day Beer Festival: Friday 3rd February - Tuesday 7th February.

FC United 5-day Beer Festival: Friday 3rd February - Tuesday 7th February.We are delighted to announce that FC United will be hosting a 5 day Beer Festival at Broadhurst Park as part of our European Friendly Weekend against SV Austria Salzburg.

We are delighted to announce that FC United will be hosting a 5 day Beer Festival at Broadhurst Park as part of our European Friendly Weekend against SV Austria Salzburg.

Click here for more information about the friendly match itself.

The 5-Day Beer Festival is open to all, so if you like your beer, football or both, this is not to be missed. We have already received confirmation that over 250 Austrians plus fans from other fan owned club across Europe will be making the trip over, so it’ll definitely have a ‘Euro Away’ feel to it.

There will be over 20 Ales and Ciders available, and a guest lager (Bootleg Tap) and bottles of Essenburger Austrian Lager too. We have teamed up with a number of local breweries including: Joseph Holts, Bootleg Brewing Co.,Three B Blackburn, Fuzzy Duck, Greenmill, Great Orme, Kirby Lonsdale and Bank Top.

So whether you fancy a “Flat Cap???, “Fools Gold??? or a “Pheasant Plucker??? there’s something for all tastes.



The five day’s see’s four football matches taking place at Broadhurst Park.

Kicking off at 2pm on Saturday 4th February on the 3G Pitch is FC United Reserves v Hyde United Reserves.

At 5pm it’s FC United v SV Austria Salzburg on the main pitch. Please note the kick-off time of 5pm was set to accommodate travelling Austrian supporters whose flights get into Manchester early afternoon.

On Sunday 5th February it’s FC United’s Women v Egerton Ladies, kick-off 2pm on the 3G Pitch.

And finally on Tuesday 7th February, FC United host West Didsbury & Chorlton in the Semi-Final of the Manchester Premier Cup. Kick-off 7.45pm.

In addition to the football, we’re delighted to welcome back ’Course You Can Malcolm’ (CYCM) for a second week running. CYCM is a club night in the afternoon and features various guest speakers and a live band. An extended CYCM will take place on Saturday 4th February in the Main Stand Bar. Doors open at 1pm and will run right up to kick-off time. More details about the 4th Feb CYCM will be published soon.

In keeping with the European feel of the weekend, we will also be collecting foreign currency in aid of the FC United Development Fund. We reckon everyone has about £20 of foreign currency in their bedside table / drawer downstairs doing nothing which FC can turn into cash. We have a company which converts it and with the low value of the £ against foreign currencies it is an idea time to drop in all that left over currency - coins and notes into the barrels that are positioned throughout the ground.

Board Member Jim Brunt who has helped organise the friendly with Salzburg spoke with Ben Hughes from FCUMRadio to explain the how the fixture came about and the activities planned for the Beer Festival.

LISTEN TO JIM BRUNT’S INTERVIEW HERE


The 5-Day Beer Festival will be held at:
FC United of Manchester
Broadhurst Park
Lightbowne Road, Moston
Manchester, M40 0FJ

Beer Festival Day 1 - Friday 3rd February – 7pm to midnight

- Beer Festival in the Main Stand Bar – FREE TO ATTEND

Beer Festival Day 2 Saturday 4th February - 1pm to midnight

- Beer Festival in the Main Stand Bar and SMRE bar. (1pm to midnight)
- CYCM from 1pm-5pm in the Main Stand Bar (times and turns to be announced soon)
- 2pm – FC United Reserves v Hyde United Reserves (on 3G Pitch) - FREE TO WATCH
- 5pm – FC United of Manchester v SV Austria Salzburg
- Post match – Beer Festival continues in the Main Stand and SMRE Bar.

To enter to ground, on the Saturday, to access the Beer Festival, attend CYCM and watch the main match, supporters are required to pay the match admission prices of £9 Adults, £5 Concessions and £2 for under/18s. The match is pay-on-the-gate however Commemorative tickets have also been produced for additional £2 each, available to buy from the online shop and from the Megastall.

Beer Festival Day 3 - Sunday 5th February – 1pm to 6pm

- Beer Festival in the Main Stand Bar – FREE TO ATTEND
- 2pm – FC United Women v Egerton Ladies on the 3G Pitch at Broadhurst Park - FREE TO WATCH

Beer Festival Day 4* - Monday 6th February – 7pm to midnight

- Beer Festival in the Main Stand Bar – FREE TO ATTEND

Beer Festival Day 5* - Tuesday 7th February - 7pm to midnight

- Main Stand Bar and SMRE Bar.
- 7.45pm - Manchester Premier Cup Semi-Final. FC United v West Didsbury & Chorlton

Admission for the FC United v West Didsbury & Chorlton match is pay on the gate and prices are £5 Adults, £3 Concessions and £2 for under/18s.

* Should any beer remain from the Friday, Saturday and Sunday events the Beer Festival will continue into Monday evening and Tuesday evening.

For travel information please see our TRAVEL HUB

Enjoy the weekend.



First Posted ~ 13:33 Thu 26 Jan 2017
News ID ~ 7280
Last Updated ~ 17:00 Fri 19 Feb 2021