Bamber Bridge October 31st Presidents Cup


FC United of Manchester v Bamber Bridge President’s Cup, Wednesday 31st October 2007 Kick Off 7:45pm

This game is to be played at Radcliffe Borough’s Inn2gether Stadium, Stainton Park, Pilkington Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, M26 3PE.

The game will be pay on the gate. Admission prices are as follows:

Adults £6
Senior Citizen & Unwaged £2
Under 18s £2

FC United’s own staff and stewards will be at the game and we ask that supporters respect members of staff who work hard for the club.

The social club will be open before and after the game. Access to the social club will be from inside the ground only. Turnstiles will be open from 6:15pm.

Directions:

M62 junction 17 – follow signs for ‘Whitefield’ and ‘Bury’. Take A665 to Radcliffe via by-pass to Bolton Road. Signposted to turn right into Unsworth Street opposite Turf Hotel. The Inn2Gether Stadium is on the left approximately half a mile turning Colshaw Close East.

Parking:

There will be limited parking available at £2 per car. Spaces will be available on a first come first served basis.

Why the switch:

As previously stated when we moved the Alsager match the decision to switch the match to a smaller venue has not been taken lightly. The board and management of FC United have made the decision based on the likely costs incurred for such a fixture, against the likely revenue from gate receipts on the night. The costs of hiring as large a stadium as Gigg Lane could not be justified as to do so might run the serious risk of the club actually making a loss on the game.

As many supporters are aware, the gate revenue for cup matches is split evenly between the competing clubs. What some may not be aware of is that, in addition, we cannot claim the ground hire fee as part of matchday expenses.

It is with this in mind that the decision was taken to move the game to a smaller venue. Other venues throughout the Greater Manchester area have again been considered, and Radcliffe is till considered to be the best option available.

The reduction in gate prices demonstrates the club’s committment to provide affordable football and we are grateful to Bamber Bridge for agreeing to the reduced entry price.

The board and management are committed to ensuring that FC United operates within our financial means and hopes that this pragmatic decision will not unduly inconvenience supporters. Please note that FC United have a contract to rent Gigg Lane for all home league matches, and therefore this is not an action that we anticipate taking for any Northern Premier League games for the forthcoming season.


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