'FC United is pleased to announce that Manchester City Council Planning Department approved the plans for our ground development at Lightbowne Road in Moston, at a meeting held this afternoon. More details to follow.
The plans are for a new 5,000-seater stadium for Manchester United's breakaway club. FC United had submitted plans for a stadium, club house, pitches and car parking at Ronald Johnson playing fields in Moston, Manchester.
The 5,000 capacity ground would cost around £3.5m.and is within a mile or so of Man City's Etihad Stadium and right in the heart of the City. The Evostik North side currently share Gigg lane with Football League side Bury.