Bury FC and AFC Bury have voted to merge as they look to restore professional football to Gigg Lane.
Bury FC was expelled from the Football League back in 2019 when they were unable to begin the season because of longstanding financial difficulties. And a phoenix club, AFC Bury, was founded – starting out in the North West Counties Football League Division One North.
Meanwhile, the Bury Football Club Supporters' Society purchased the naming right for Bury FC and Gigg Lane. And these two separate entities have now voted to merge, after a merger failed to go through in October.
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A statement read: "The outcome of the vote is that the required threshold of 66.6 per cent has been achieved, the resolution has therefore passed.
"What we are building today, is for those who will look back, be proud of the work volunteers have put into establishing this club as a shining example of a sustainable fan-owned football club. We would ask every person to now look to themselves as to how best you can support Bury.
"The future of your club is in your hands, join us, become members and be a part of the future. Do not walk away, come back to be part of the future of Bury FC, we are the Shakers."
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One fan tweeted: "I’m glad you are together as one. Hopefully, we will get to see you in the Football League!"
"Fantastic news, hopefully, the start of something special," another added. While a third tweeted: "Congratulations and welcome back! Only way is up now. Good luck to all involved!"
"Great news. Good luck for your journey up through the leagues," a fourth added. And another tweeted: "Amazing news! Glad to be going back to my second home!"
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