As a football club we are ultimately judged on results, as a local business and community asset we are here for the general public to utilise as and when required; whether that be a match day, a corporate/community event or just a good old knees up, there is more to this football club than you might think.
Much has been spoken about and indeed reported since MFC chairman Peter McGuigan announced the Clubs intention to re-locate on July 17th 2007. The story actually started well before the Conference play-off final victory over Exeter, Danny Carlton’s 82nd minute winner quite rightly sent the town’s football fans into dreamland.
So have Morecambe Football Club progressed?
Speaking in real terms and if we fast forward to 2015 you’ll find the club half way through its eighth season as a Football League Club, currently in a relatively good league position. In Jim Bentley we have a young manager who believes there is no substitute for hard work. As a club we have gone toe to toe with such luminaries as Coventry, Preston NE, Blackpool, Barnsley, Wolves x 2 and come out victorious. We scared the life out of Newcastle United in front of over 5,500 people all desperate to see a bit of MFC history. We do fabulous work in the community and KIDS GO FREE @ MFC. We are and always will be a Football Club, that’s what it says over the door but what do we do on the other 335 days of the year?
Integral to the move was to create additional revenue streams, so has that been achieved? The venue, our home for the last four and a half years, has an enviable reputation nationally as the venue of choice for corporate/conference/banqueting events. Our catering team take on all before them when it comes to national honours for hospitality and the best pies in Britain, oh and most importantly this part of the club is profitable. Is the dream of a self-sustainable MFC alive and well? Come and judge for yourselves. It’s your club, be part of it!