Sale Sharks – Friday 6th March, 8:00pm
Details updated on 25th February
Sale Sharks play their home matches at the AJ Bell Stadium, which is close to Junction 11 on the M60. The details below are mainly from the Sale Sharks website and local transport websites – travel options are listed on the Sale Sharks website.
Sale Sharks offer a free Shuttle Service to and from the Trafford Centre beginning 2 hours before KO (the last bus departs at the KO time) and running again from the stadium at full time for up to 1 hour after the final whistle. The shuttle bus service leaves from Stand 1 at the Intu Trafford Centre bus station.
There is also a free Sale Sharks Shuttle from Ladywell (pickup at bus stand B on Eccles New Road). Ladywell Shuttle Service is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Eccles interchange station and 1-minute walk from Ladywell Metrolink station). For an 8pm KO there are 2 buses at 6.45pm & 7.30pm.
Bus route 67 from Manchester City Centre to Cadishead stops on Liverpool Road/Newlands Avenue which is a 10-minute walk to the AJ Bell Stadium.
TRAIN: From London, Avanti West Coast run a direct service from London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. Journey times are a little over 2 hours each way. A day trip is not possible.
From Reading, CrossCountry trains run a direct service to Manchester Piccadilly with a journey time of just over 3 hours each way. Travelling via London gives a similar journey time. A day trip is not possible.
The closest station to the AJ Bell Stadium by train is Eccles from which it is a 10-minute walk to Ladywell Metrolink for the Ladywell Shuttle Service (or transfer to the Metrolink system and travel 1 stop to Ladywell). There are infrequent trains to Eccles from both Manchester Piccadilly & Victoria and it is also on the Metrolink.
COACH: There is a direct National Express coach service from London Victoria to Manchester – there are over night coaches leaving Manchester at 11:50pm and 00:15am (Saturday morning), so a trip without an overnight stay is possible.
Journeys from Reading-Mereoak require changing coaches at London Victoria (and an early start on the Friday morning for the outward journey) – a trip without an overnight stay is possible using the overnight services leaving Manchester at 11:50pm and 00:15am (Saturday morning).
From Manchester you would need to use local train/metrolink/bus services described above.
CAR: Apart from a very limited number of diabled parking spaces (which can be purchased at salesharksparking.co.uk/), there is no parking at the stadium – check see the Sale Sharks website for details of Park & Ride and Park & Walk options – these should be booked in advance at salesharksparking.co.uk/
MATCH TICKETS: Tickets are available from the Sale Sharks website. Adult ticket prices are £22 standing and £28 or £32 for seats (note: prices do not include booking fees).
WEATHER: The long range forecast is for a chilly evening, with temperatures or around 4 or 5° C, the chance of rain is around 30% and the wind is fairly light.