High Court Judge To Rule Whether FC United Stadium Can Be Built In Moston
A High Court judge will decide whether Northern Premier League side FC United’s "controversial new stadium can be built," according to Mike Keegan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. A judicial review into the proposed 5,000 capacity stadium in Manchester's Moston district will be held in Manchester on Dec. 18. Residents opposed to the plans "launched legal proceedings" after Manchester council gave the breakaway club permission to build the ground on the site of Ronald Johnson Playing Fields last year. The sixth division side FC United, formed in protest at the Glazer family’s takeover of ManU, had "hoped to start work on the new ground this summer." The stadium is set to cost £4.6M ($7.3M) (MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS, 11/28).