Club's plan for the future

Season ticket holder Presentation Thursday 12th August 2021 at 18:00

The club has sent emails to all season ticket holders inviting them to a presentation held by Gary Neville on Thursday 12th August 18:00 in the North Stand at Moor Lane.

'Club's plan for the future.'

Its stated Gary will share and discuss these plans.

If you have not received the email and are a season ticket holder who wishes to attend, the club have asked to let them know by emailing fans@salfordcity.co.uk 

We understand the presentation is on the proposed move from Moor Lane to the stadium currently known as the AJ Bell stadium, 1 Stadium Way, Barton-upon-Irwell, Salford M30 7EY in a ground share planned with Sale Sharks.

From The Salford Red Devils website (LINK)

 
The Reds left their spiritual home of The Willows in 2011. The Willows had been home to Salford for 110 years and is still held very dear to many Salford Fans and inhabitants.

The AJ Bell Stadium was opened in late 2011 to be the new home of Salford Red Devils, then named ”Salford City Reds”, ahead of the 2012 season.

The newly build 12,000 capacity stadium boasted state of the art facilities including a fibre mix grass pitch, 10 kiosks, 1200m2 corporate lounge with mood lighting, integrated high definition audio visual equipment, 12 executive boxes, 12 changing rooms between the main tunnel and south stand community change area, 3 medical rooms, expansive tv gantry, generous media facilities as well as an external floodlit full size 3g and grass community pitches.

The stadium has several tenants including Sale Sharks RUFC and Mutlift public gym which is also home to Gainz Health Kitchen.

Around the stadium grounds you can find Barley Farm (a Farmhouse Inns public house) and a recently opened Aldi store.

On a match day fans utilise the onsite marquee to meet fellow supporters ahead of kick off where they can purchase drinks from the bar inside and food from the concession units on the forecourt.


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Gary Neville and Salford Red Devils Chairman Paul King discussed the reasons behind the proposed stadium swap between Salford City FC and Salford Red Devils:
 
Sale Sharks and Salford City FC are proposing to purchase the AJ Bell stadium from current owners Salford City Council and Peel L&P (who are desperate to sell due to Salford Red Devils not/never being able to pay/afford the rent!)

With Salford City Council and Salford Red Devils purchasing Moor Lane from Salford City FC (which has considerably lower running cost and more affordable for the Salford Red Devils.

Sale Sharks and Salford City will be purchasing the AJ Bell for considerably less than the £24 million it cost to purchase.

This deal is expected to be agreed by September.

With ownership of the AJ Bell, both clubs will have full control over match day parking cost, corporate revenue etc which Salford Red Devils don't.

If Salford City FC do not move and agree now, Sale sharks will purchase the AJ Bell soley leaving the Salford Red Devils homeless and potentially having to move to Manchester. Leaving Salford City FC still with the problem of not having a stadium fit for League One and above. 

The deal, however early for Salford City FC, makes the stadium future proof and not still having to find a new home in a year or two...

 

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Gary then opened the floor up to questions:

There are obviously many doubts and concerns, but the general vibe, however premature (brought on by the council and Peels will to sell) is a move to better facilities is a GOOD move in the right direction.

Providing the fans match day experience is improved
Parking was free and not £5/£8 charged by the City Council/Peel
Transport help and obstacles would be looked at and dealt with for 3 years

Fans concerns are listened too and dealt with by the club
Further consultation supporting the move

Once a deal is officially struck, this season will be finished at Moor Lane

A OPEN DAY at the AJ Bell to be organised