Stalwarts and the merely Moston-curious alike are invited this weekend to sample the long-anticipated new home of FC United.
The Conference North club, previously based between Bury, Hyde and Stalybridge, was promoted from the Northern Premier League Premier Division last month and has announced a friendly fixture/test event at Broadhurst Park on Saturday 16 May. The FC United first team will play a match against an Invitational XI with a kick-off time of 3pm.
The test event is a vital part of the club gaining the necessary approvals and certification from the authorities to enable Broadhurst Park to fully open as a venue with a capacity of 4,440.
All turnstiles will be open, as will the bar and refreshments outlets, with gates staffed by volunteers and open by 1pm.
The match, which will be 30 minutes each way, will see FC’s Darren Lyons manage a side comprising of first team players and the Invitational XI, managed by Dave Brown, is expected to contain a number of familiar FC faces including Rob Nugent, Simon Carden, Ben Deegan, Carlos Roca, Steve Spencer, Lee Neville, Richard Battersby, Matty Tierney, Nick Culkin, Rhodri Giggs and possibly a few other surprises on the day.
The entrance cost will be just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions and under 18s.
FC United of Manchester v Invitational XI
Saturday 16 May 2015, kick-off 3pm
310 Lightbowne Road
Gates open from 1pm.