Salford City

Moor Lane

Capacity: 1,400
Address: Salford, M7 3PZ
Telephone: 0161 792 6287
Pitch Size: To be advised
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Ammies
Year Ground Opened: 1978*
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Red and White

Main Stand
Main Stand
External View
External View

The Moor Lane football ground is seeing major transformation at the moment, with the club embarking on an ambitious plan to create a new 5,000 capacity stadium on the present site. This has commenced with the construction of a covered terrace at the West End of the stadium, whilst work is also going on to build a new covered seated stand along the Moor Lane (North) side of the ground.Once completed this stand will have a capacity of around 1300 seats. New floodlights have been put in place and works on the remaining two sides of the ground are expected to commence at the end of this season.

The existing Main Stand at one side of the pitch, is a rather drab looking affair. Running for around half the length of the pitch and located on the half way line, it is a box like structure, that looks to be made from concrete. Although covered with a flat roof, there are a number of thick supporting pillars that run across the front of the stand that could hinder your view. Apart from the Directors area, then seating for supporters is comprised of wooden benches. The team dugouts are located to the front of this stand. On one side of the Main Stand, towards the main entrance to the ground, is located the Social Club and next to it a refreshment bar. On the other side of the Main Stand is an open flat standing area. The remaining School End is currently not used for supporters as the space is being used to house building equipment and materials.

Overlooking the ground at the North Eastern corner is the tall spire of St Pauls Church. One odd thing I noticed, is that the ground has in places quite short perimeter fencing, which means that it is not too difficult to view the game for nothing from the outside.

If anyone can provide me with a photo of the new West Terrace for use on this website, then please email me at: duncan@footballgroundguide.com. Please note though that I can only publish photos that have been taken by yourself, or where you have the permission of the person who took the photo for it to appear on this website.

With Salford City's quick recent rise up through the non-league pyramid and with ambitious owners in place, who have targeted the Club achieving Football League status by 2020. Then the Club are now showing their ambitions off the pitch as well as on it. by commencing with the building of a new stadium at Moor Lane, which will meet Football League membership criteria. This will see the construction of four new stands at the ground, as well as new changing rooms, social club, club shop, media area, plus Directors and Sponsors boxes. Both ends are to be covered terraces, with seated stands running down both sides. Work has already commenced on two sides of the ground at both the West End and North Side, with works to the other sides set to begin at the end of this current season. Once completed the ground will have an overall capacity of  5,106 capacity, including 2,240 seats. You can watch a video showing a computerised mock up of the new stadium on YouTube.

With the redevelopments currently going on at Moor Lane, it is unclear at the moment that if fans are to be segregated where they will be housed. As the West Terrace is currently for home supporters and with only the Main Stand currently in use at the ground, then I would assume that the flat standing area, next to the Main Stand would be allocated. If someone could clarify this then please email me at duncan@footballgroundguide.com. However for most games though fans are not separated.

With ex-Manchester United players; Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs taking a shareholding in the Club, then over the last couple of years Salford City's media profile has risen accordingly and so has the Club on the field, with two league promotions in successive seasons. A BBC documentary about the Club called; 'The Class of 92 - Out Of Their League' further shone the media spotlight on the Club. So if you can keep eyes on the football rather than trying to 'Celeb spot' in the crowd, then you will be doing well!

There is a social club inside the ground that welcomes visiting supporters. Although the ground is situated in a largely residential area, there does not appear to be any pubs within easy walking distance of Moor Lane.

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Moor Lane is located just over two miles away from Junction 17 of the M60. The ground is not located in Salford itself, but in the nearby area of Kersal.

From the M60 at Junction 17 take the A56 towards Manchester City Centre. Keep straight along the A56 and after passing a Lidl stare on the left with a Carphone Warehouse on the opposite side of the road, then take the third turning on the right (at the traffic lights and signposted Oaklands Hall/St Pauls Church) into Moor Lane. For the main entrance take the next left into Nevile Road and you will reach the ground down on the right, after the school.

There is no parking available at the ground for visiting supporters. However there is plenty of street parking available in the local area. 

Although there are some smaller railway stations that are slightly nearer to Moor Lane, it is not worth travelling out to them as you'll still be almost three miles away from the ground. Manchester Victoria is the closest mainline station, which is just over three miles away and probably too far to walk. Either take a taxi up to the ground or from the Victoria Station approach you can catch First Bus No: 98 along Bury New Road towards Bury. This bus stops just after Moor Lane, just past the Hazeldean Hotel. The journey time is around 18 minutes. More information can be found on the First Bus website.

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Adults £7
Concessions £3

Official Matchday Programme £1.50

Salford City FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

FC United of Manchester, Curzon Ashton

Record Attendance
3000 v Whickham, FA Vase 5th Round, 1980

Average Attendance
2015-2016: 642 (Northern Premier League)

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, then please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgrounds.net and I'll update the guide.

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* Although Salford moved into Moor Lane in 1978, the ground had been used previously for many years for a variety of sports.

Updated 3rd March 2017

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