Monday, June 5 – 1899
Manchester City have decided t retain the enclosure at Hyde Road, which has served them up to the present, and have obtained a lease on such terms an dunder such conditions as will enable them to provideaccommodation more in keeping with their exalted sphere.
The old rabbit hutch of a stand and soap-box dressing rooms are ti be razed to the ground, or have been already, and in their place will appear a covered erection capable of seating from 4,000 to 5,000 people – something like a stand this will be.
May we at this juncture put in a word for the representatives of the Press – not only of the local Press, which has done its little share for the club, but for visiting visiting journalists. In these days, when the public appetite is so voracious, and “specials” are the rage in every town, a little kindly thought to the comforts of a hard-working body is appreciated more than words can tell – and it costs very little to do the needful.
(The Athletic News, 05-06-1899)