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*
Home Kit: Red and White

North Stand
North Stand
West Terrace
West Terrace

The Moor Lane football ground is now unrecognisable from what it was like a year ago, with three new stands being built and a fourth currently under construction. The latter seeing the old Main Stand being demolished at the end of last season and when the new Main Stand is complete, the Moor Lane Ground will have a capacity of 5,106 with 2,240 seats, which will meet Football League standards. The first new stand to be constructed was the West Terrace at one end of the stadium, closely followed by a 1,300 capacity stand that runs along the North (Moor Lane) side of the stadium. The latest addition is the East Terrace which is almost a replica of the West Terrace at the opposite end. All the new three stands are of the same height. The corners in-between these stands are enclosed, although not used for spectators.

Overlooking the ground at the North Eastern corner is the tall spire of St Pauls Church. One thing I noticed, is that the new floodlight panels at the ground are in the same outline shape as the Club badge. Or was the Club badge inspired by a floodlight somewhere I wonder......

Away fans are currently housed in the new East Terrace at one end of the ground. This terrace is covered and the acoustics are quite good, meaning that a relative few number of fans can make themselves heard.

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 few years, Salford City's media profile has risen accordingly and so has the Club on the field, with two league promotions in successive seasons. The ambitious owners have targeted the Club with achieving Football League status by 2020 and are creating a stadium which will meet Football League membership criteria. 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 £10
Concessions £5
Under 5's Free*

Concessions apply to those who are aged 60 and over, Under 16's and Students with ID.

*When accompanied by an adult.

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
2016-2017: 1,395 (National League North)
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.

Thanks to Mike Cleave for providing the photos of the new stands at Moor Lane Salford City.

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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 9th August 2017

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