The following information is provided for supporters who are travelling to Salford on Sunday…
The Peninsula Stadium
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.
Park & Ride
For most matches, the club operates a Park & Ride service from the IT Lab premises, on the Agecroft Industrial Estate (M27 8SJ). The cost is £2.
SUPPORTERS’ COACHES CAN DROP OFF ON MOOR LANE, OUTSIDE THE GROUND. AWAY SUPPORTERS CAN THEN USE THE MOOR LANE EAST TURNSTILE (TOWARDS THE CHURCH) FOR SEGREGATED MATCHES. COACHES CAN THEN PARK ON KERSAL ROAD (NORTH OFF MOOR LANE, JUST TO THE WEST OF THE GROUND) FOR THE DURATION OF THE GAME. STEWARDS CAN PROVIDE DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS ON THE DAY
Salford are not able to offer any on-site parking, and due to this the club recommend using alternative methods of transport wherever possible. There are strict parking restrictions in place around The Peninsula Stadium – only residents with permits are allowed to park within these zones, which are marked at the end of the streets. These are also shared on social media in the build-up to each home match. Please park responsibly and be considerate of neighbours when arriving at or leaving the ground.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org prior to match days for advice on where to park. Disabled access for all supporters is through the red gate adjacent to Turnstile ‘B’ on Nevile Road. Away supporters will be shown to the away end after entering the ground for any segregated matches.
The nearest Metrolink Tram Stop is Crumpsall Tram Station, which is on the line to Bury. However, it is around 1.5 miles away from the Peninsula Stadium and is a good 30-35 minute walk. At the top of the stairs at Crumpsall, take a left onto Station Road and then turn right onto Seymour Road. Follow this road to the end and then turn right onto Bury Old Road. Follow this road until you see a white sign on your left saying “City of Salford.” Turn left here onto Singleton Road. Follow this road for about a mile (slight right at Upper Park Road) until you come to a set of traffic lights. Continue straight over onto Moor Lane. The ground will be on your left-hand side, right outside the away end. The tram can be caught from Piccadilly or Victoria Stations in Manchester City Centre.
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. Either take a taxi up to the ground or from the Victoria Station approach you can catch First Bus No: 97 or 98 along Bury New Road towards Bury. This bus stops just after the end of Moor Lane (the road not the ground), just past the Hazeldean Hotel. The journey time is around 18 minutes. There is also the X43 Witchway Bus that also goes along Bury New Road towards Skipton. It can be caught from Manchester City Centre at Chorlton Street (Stop EZ) or at Princess Street/Arora Hotel (Stop SG). In addition from Chorlton Street (Stop EZ) you can get the Red Express X41 (destination Accrington) that drops off at the end of Moor lane on Bury New Road. The cost for an adult is around £4 return. More information can be found on the Transport For Greater Manchester website.
Away fans are mostly housed in the East Terrace at one end of the ground, which has a capacity of around 1,200. This terrace comprises of 12 steps and is covered. The acoustics of this terrace are quite good, meaning that a relatively few numbers of fans can make themselves heard. It also helps that as the stand is prefabricated, that fans can bang the panels at the back of the stand, to make some more noise. Although above them below the roof the metal panels are mesh-like with holes in them, which certainly let the wind through, which I can only assume is to help the pitch grow at the expense of spectator comfort.
Despite being in a residential area, there are little pubs around the vicinity of the ground and its location away from both Manchester and Salford City centre’s make it frustrating to catch a last-minute pint without dashing for a taxi. That said, The Ammies offer drinks and refreshments in the away end, though the clubhouse is home supporters only. Manchester Piccadilly has many bars around the area being close to Manchester City central so if you’re coming by train, a popular spot for away fans is the bar inside the station before their next transfer. There is a club bar at the ground, but this is for home supporters only. Although the Peninsula Stadium is situated in a largely residential area, there are surprisingly no pubs close by. Although there is a large bar inside the ground behind the Nevile Road Stand, this is for home supporters only. Alcohol is available to away fans from a unit behind the away end. It has draught Boddington’s Bitter and bottles of Carlsberg Pilsner, Somersby Cider, Strongbow Dark Fruits and cans of Guinness. This area behind the stand is open to the elements. Just over a mile way off Bury New Road (A56) is the Friendship Inn. This Joseph Holt pub offers real ales and also does food. Whilst a couple of miles away in the Prestwich area is the CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed Church Inn on Church Lane. The pub which is literally outside the gates of St Mary’s Church offers up to four real ales, a couple of which are normally local beers. Opposite Church Lane on the Bury New Road is a Joseph Holt pub called the Red Lion, which also shows Sky Sports.