Salford City: Club Profile
Formed as Salford Central back in 1940, life for the Ammies all changed in 1963 when it left behind its local leagues in favour of the Manchester Football League. Not only that, but they changed their name to Salford Amateurs that same year – inspiring (we guess) the nickname that endures to the current day. Obviously, they’re no longer amateur. Under the ownership of Peter Lim and some wealthy ex-footballers you may have heard of, Salford City joined the Football League in 2019 by winning the Conference playoffs.
Players For Us... and Them
Away Supporters' Stand:
Facilities for Disabled Fans:
Less-abled travelling supporters pay the "age/educational status rate appropriate to them", with carers admitted free of charge. If proof of disability is requested, you will need to show that you're in receipt of the higher rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
We don't think you'll find much in the way of pre-match pints close to the ground. It's heavily residential around the Peninsula Stadium and pubs don't seem to feature. We understand you'll be able to get a bevvie at the ground if you so wish. Otherwise, you might have to go hunting around Prestwich or stick to central Manchester/Salford.
Travel Information – Distance: 190 miles
You do have one or two options for your road trip to Salford – the first being the quickest and the second being the shortest. There's also a third way, but it's not the shortest or the quickest normally. So, why bother? Here, we're going to take you on the quickest route as you probably don't want to spend much more than the three-and-a-quarter hours in the car.
Head north on the A1(M) as far north as the big power station at Ferrybridge. Take the westbound M62 from here towards Manchester. You'll be on the M62 for just shy of 50 miles, at which point you'll want to continue onto the M60. It won't be long, however. Barely a mile later, you're coming off (Junction 17) for the A56.
Take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A56 and head on down through Prestwich. After about two miles, there's a right turn onto Moor Lane and the ground is 0.3 miles down here.
Strict parking rules are in place around the stadium. If you're not a resident, parking there is likely to get you into a spot of bother. The club, however, says there's a park and ride service you can use. This is from the old IT Lab car park on Agecroft Industrial Estate (pop M27 8SJ into your sat nav). It's £2 per car to use this.
Station: MANCHESTER VICTORIA
Services to: LEEDS (for STEVENAGE)
This doesn't look like the easiest train trip to make, mainly 'cos we can't see a station in the immediate area. After travelling north to Leeds and crossing the Pennines with Transpennine Express, the easiest and least stressful option takes you to Manchester Victoria. You can walk it in from here up the A56, but it'll take you about an hour on a good day.
So, you might want to catch the 97 bus to Moor Lane and stroll the final stretch.