Thursday, April 12 – 1894
Last night a meeting was held in the Ocatgon Congregational Schoolroom, Ardwick, for the purpose of bringing before the public a scheme for forming a company to be called “The Manchester City Football Company Limited.” Mr. J. Chapman presided.
The room was crowded, and a vote of confidence in the promoters was passed unanimously.
It was explained that the company is to be started with a capital of £2,000, in £1 shares, and is to acquire the ground now occupied by the Ardwick Football Club.
Mr. Sinclair, secretary of the Manchester Association, was present, and said if the Ardwick Club had been managed better it would now have been one of the finest in England.
He anticipated that the new club would become one of the foremost in Britain, and be a credit to its promoters.
The meeting was very enthusiastic.
(Manchester Courier, 13-04-1894)