FC United of Manchester have revealed plans to build a £3.5 million new stadium in Newton Heath, Manchester.

The Red Rebels hope to build a 5,000 capacity stadium and renovate an existing sports centre and artificial football pitches.

Plans also include creating new investment in the area and opportunities for local people, providing state of the art facilities for a range of local community services.

Andy Walsh, Red Rebel's General Manager told the club's website: “The announcement will be a big boost to the club and we also want the development to be of benefit to Newton Heath, the discussions with the council have been very positive and we are grateful for their support.

“The significance of this location is historical while it will also showcase a new model of facility development, based on football supporter ownership and community involvement.”

The proposed site is the existing Ten Acres Lane sports centre, which is owned by Manchester City Council.

The club have been working closely with the local council over the last two years to develop the plans and consultation will now begin with local residents, community groups and FC United members who own the club.

Posted on 25/03/2010