Statement on the acquisition of the Danebank terrace steelwork by FC United of Manchester
Many followers of 1874 were no doubt dismayed to see the loss of the Victoria Stadium and, in particular, the iconic Danebank terrace.
We are now in a position to announce to our supporters – many of whom helped to finance the iconic stand at the much-loved and famous old Drill Field – that the framework of this fine structure has been acquired by FC United of Manchester, and will therefore be saved from the scrap merchants. The stand is to be adapted for its new purpose as a ‘goal end’ terrace, and once erected will form a key part of their exciting new stadium.
Commenting on the news, 1874 Chairman Paul Stockton said;
“The Danebank was a fantastic facility and a great place to watch football from. It really would have been a waste and a crying shame had a suitable purchaser for the structure not been found and a deal reached in order to guarantee it’s preservation.
That’s why we are pleased to know that a fellow supporter’s owned football club will now benefit from and be able to enjoy this fantastic asset.
We are sure that it is in safe hands”.
You can find more about FC Uniteds new stadium and their current progress from this link: http://www.fc-utd.co.uk/m_blog.php?story_id=5213