On Saturday 8th September, FC United play Southport in the National League North at Broadhurst Park kick off 3 pm.
Coming back from 0-2 down to draw against BPA last Sunday has given us a little hope that things will improve from here on in.
Last season this match resulted in a 1-0 win with a Tom Greaves goal settling the encounter backed up by a good goalkeeping display from Lloyd Allinson.
Admission is by payment at the turnstiles which open at 1.30 pm.
Before the turnstiles open, admission can be gained via main reception on production of your season or match day ticket or by cash payment of the match admission price.
For those wishing to attend the SMRE reopening (see below), one of the St.Mary’s Road turnstiles will open at 12 noon.
Admission prices are as follows
£ 3 under 18s.
RESERVED SEATING IN THE MAIN STAND
Supporters will be able to reserve seats in one block of the Main Stand on a first come first served basis, by calling the FC United office on Friday 7th September on 0161 769 2005. A maximum of 4 seats can be reserved per person. Those who have reserved seating need to collect a wristband from the FC United office accessible through the main reception on the day of the match. These wristbands will only be available until the kick off time of the match.
PLEASE NOTE the new match day safety procedures below.
In order to avoid congestion around the tunnel and technical areas, the number of persons occupying the space during any game going forward will be limited to club staff only.
The decision to restrict movement of supporters across the technical areas at all times is for the benefit of the players, officials and match day staff who are working on any given match day.
It will enable staff to assist supporters with mobility issues should they need to make their way through this area prior to the game.
Please do take into account these new match day procedures as it is paramount that we are able to move quickly through these key areas of the ground should the situation require it.
There will be a Board surgery in the Function Room from 1.30-2.30 hosted by Lawrence Gill.
If you have any issues or questions regarding the operation of the Club these can be raised then.
MATCH DAY DINING
Match Day Dining is available for this fixture.
Situated at the far third of the Main Stand function room and is available to home supporters.
The meal will be served at 1.30 pm
FC Match Day Dining includes:
- Match admission, seating or terracing
- Complimentary match day programme and team sheets
- Complimentary parking pass (1 for every 4 guests)
- Welcome drink and 3 course meal
- Cash bar
- Post-match Man of the Match presentation and interview
The cost is as follows
£49 for Non ST Holders
£37 for ST Holders
£20 for Juniors- Aged 14 and under
To book your match day dining email click here
or telephone 0161 769 2005 during normal office hours.
For Saturday’s match, all pre match dining has been sold. However, please note that any cancellations resulting in availability will be publicised through our usual media outlets.
BARS AND FOOD
The Club has a licence to serve alcohol throughout the match and fans will now be allowed to drink alcohol on the terraces. As a result all drinks will now be served in plastic glasses.
There will be 4 bars open for this match
The Main Stand Function Room Bar will serve hot food together with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before, during and after the match. We ask that fans purchasing alcohol in the Main Stand Bar during the game do not congregate at the back of the Main Stand, but instead find a position in the seats or on the terraces.
Before the turnstiles open, access to the Main Stand Function Room is via main reception on production of your season or match day ticket or by cash payment of the match admission price. After the turnstiles open, entry to the function room will be via all turnstiles and then through the seated area of the Main Stand.
Our Cask Ale Bar situated under the Main Stand, behind the Paddock, will sell a selection of real ales. Opposite the Cask Ale Bar the Dry Bar will also serve hot food and non-alcoholic drinks.
In view of the pitch we have a Bar between the Main Stand and SMRE which serves draught bitter and lager.
There will be a Board Surgery with board members Lawrence Gill and George Baker from 1.30 till 2.30 in the Main Stand Function Room
THE SMRE RE-OPENS!!!!
To mark the reopening, Course You Can Malcolm will return and will be hosting a selection of live theatre and music ahead of the 3pm kick off.
Former Manchester United and Scotland captain, Martin Buchan, will cut the ribbon at one o’clock before MaD Theatre Company perform a preview of their new play, It’s the Wrong Way to Tickle Mary.
A quiz, auction and raffle will keep everyone entertained before highly-rated, up-and-coming Manchester band Scuttlers play a live set at 2.15pm.
Event running order:
• 12.00: doors open
• 12.45: Welcome
• 1.00: Martin Buchan
• 1.20: MaD Theatre Company
• 1.50: Quiz
• 2.15: Scuttlers
MATCH DAY PROGRAMME
The match day programme, with new features, is priced at £2 and is available from our hardy band of volunteer sellers both inside and outside the ground.
POUND FOR THE GROUND TICKETS
We are still raising money for the club’s Development Fund as we wish to carry out small ground developments and improvements to make the match day experience more enjoyable. Pound for the Ground tickets at £1 each help do this, and with two cash prizes of £200 and £50 on offer you are not only helping the club but, if successful in the draw, being rewarded for doing so!! See any of our trusty band of sellers inside or outside the ground.
This season the new Development Fund debt buster initiative BP BOOST replaces the old barrels collections from previous years.
The barrels have been rebranded for this season so please continue to deposit loose change and notes into them.
There will be a stall in the SMRE bar where supporters can pick up their BP BOOST fundraising pack and ask any questions of the volunteers. The stall will be open until kick off and at half time.
For more information please click here
The Club Shop is accessible at the front of the ground to the right of the Main Reception. It will be open before the game and for 15-20 minutes after the final whistle. Please note: Entry to the shop at half-time is NOT possible.
Inside you will find the new Home & Away kits on sale and more new items from Errea. These include Training T-Shirt’s, Polo shirts and Shorts. Our new Blue Third shirt will be released later this year in November and we will also have more new Errea items so please watch this space and keep an eye out for further details nearer the time!
To see what else there is in the FC Merchandise range and to order items online go to the FC United Online shop click here
We have free WiFi at Broadhurst Park for all supporters to use. To access the service just search for FCUM-FreeWiFi, select it and set up a user account.
TRAVELLING TO BROADHURST PARK
We advise that all supporters 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
FREE SHUTTLE BUS FROM CITY CENTRE
This season Holts Brewery have kindly been putting on a FREE 50 seater coach shuttle (Swans Travel) from the Crowne Plaza Hotel, next to the Hare and Hounds Pub at Shudehill in Manchester, stopping at the Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink Station before completing the trip to Broadhurst Park.
The shuttle bus will make 3 journeys from Manchester and 5 journeys from the Railway Pub at the following times:
Departs: 12.10pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 12.30pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 12.35pm at Broadhurst Park
Departs: 1pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 1.20pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 1.25pm at Broadhurst Park
Departs: 1.50pm – Crowne Plaza Hotel at Shudehill
Pick up: 2.10pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.15pm at Broadhurst Park
Departs: 2.30pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.35pm at Broadhurst Park
Departs: 2.45pm – Railway Pub adjacent to Newton Heath/Moston Metrolink
Arrives: 2.50pm at Broadhurst Park
***After the match the shuttle bus will make two trips back to The Crowne Plaza in Manchester via Newton Heath / Moston Metrolink stop. The first trip will leave immediately after the match from Lightbowne Road at 4.50pm. The second will leave at approximately 6pm from the club car park.***
Supporters travelling from Manchester city centre can use buses 181 or 182 which depart from Stand F on Lever Street. These buses stop right outside the ground at the top end of St. Mary’s Road.
Trains run between Manchester Victoria and Moston, the journey takes around 10 minutes and the off-peak fare is £4.10 return. The ground is approximately 15 minutes walk from Moston train station.
Through the day there are generally 2 trains per hour in each direction but supporters should check www.nationalrail.co.uk to get detailed information.
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.
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 Matthew’s School, only 3 minutes’ walk from the ground.
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; including Teddington Road, Merridale Road, Worthington Street and Tymm Street.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone the office on 0161 769 2005 and leave a contact number.
Enjoy the game.