Kit It Out… twice: FC United raise £50,000 for new stadium through crowdfunding – double their target

FC United have surpassed their fundraising targets towards their new stadium Broadhurst park.

The supporter-owned club launched a two-month campaign, called Kit It Out, to raise an initial £26,000, which has almost doubled to £51,395 after a huge wave of support.

The pitch for funding on platform Crowdfunder has now closed and the cash will be spent on a function room and kitchen at the 5,000-capacity stadium.

Construction of the ground, which is estimated to cost more than £5.5million, is due to be completed in September.

FC United general manager Andy Walsh said: “Our supporters have shown what can be achieved when fans own their own club. Donations have come from all over the world.

“Fans across the game have backed the call for supporters to have a voice at every club. Our community share scheme is now closing in on £2million.

“There is still a lot to be done, but the funds raised by ordinary fans demonstrate the power we all have to change football.”

FC United were formed in 2005 in protest to the Glazer family’s takeover of Manchester United.

The Northern Premier League side currently play home matches at Gigg Lane, Bury FC’s ground, and will share Broadhurst Park with Moston juniors after its completion. 

Phil Geraghty, managing director of Crowdfunder, said: “This project is one of our most brilliant examples of how communities can come together to change the future for something they believe in.”

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