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FC United vs Alsager Town at Inn2gether Stadium, Radcliffe

FC United of Manchester v Alsager Town League Challenge Cup, Wednesday 5th September 2007 Kick Off 7:45pm

This game is to be played at Radcliffe Borough’s Inn2gether Stadium, Stainton Park, Pilkington Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3PE.

This game will be pay on the gate. Admission prices are as follows:

Adults £7.50
Senior Citizen & Unwaged £5
Under 18s £2

There will be segregation in place and a police presence at the game. FC United’s own staff and stewards will be at the game and we ask that supporters respect members of staff who work hard for the club.

The social club will be open before and after the game. Please note the social club will not be open at half time. Access to the social club will be from inside the ground only. Turnstiles will be open from 6:15pm.

FC United supporters are asked to use the 2 turnstiles as soon as you walk through the main gate. Turnstiles will be clearly marked.

Directions:

M62 junction 17 - follow signs for ’Whitefield’ and ’Bury’. Take A665 to Radcliffe via by-pass to Bolton Road. Signposted to turn right into Unsworth Street opposite Turf Hotel. The Inn2Gether Stadium is on the left approximately half a mile turning Colshaw Close East.

Parking:

There will be limited parking available at £2 per car. Spaces will be available on a first come first served basis.

Why the switch:

In deciding to switch the match to a smaller venue, the board and management of FC United had to make some decisions based on the likely costs incurred for such a fixture, and weigh these up against the likely revenue from gate receipts on the night. It was decided that the costs of hiring as large a stadium as Gigg Lane could not be justified as to do so might run the serious risk of the club actually making a loss on the game.

As many supporters are aware, the gate revenue for cup matches is split evenly between the competing clubs. What some may not be aware of is that, in addition, we cannot claim the ground hire fee as part of matchday expenses.

It is with this in mind that the decision was taken to move the game to a smaller venue. Other venues throughout the Greater Manchester area were considered, and Radcliffe was considered the best option available. Normal gate prices will apply for our fixture at Radcliffe (£7.50 adults, £5 concessions, £2 under-18s).

The board and management are committed to ensuring that FC United operates within our financial means and hopes that this pragmatic decision will not unduly inconvenience supporters. Please note that FC United have a contract to rent Gigg Lane for all home league matches, and therefore this is not an action that we anticipate taking for any Northern Premier League games for the forthcoming season.



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First Posted ~ 00:46 Thu 6 Sep 2007
News ID ~ 1151
Last Updated ~ 12:34 Mon 21 May 2018