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A JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING THE AJ BELL STADIUM

A joint statement by Salford City Council and Salford Red Devils:

Peter Openshaw, Interim Strategic Director of the Place Directorate at Salford City Council, said:

“We are aware of rumours, but no decision has been taken on whether to sell the AJ Bell stadium or on any terms of sale.

“We can confirm that CosCos has been approached in respect of the potential sale of the stadium.

“In addition, there are ongoing proactive conversations between the council and the management of Salford Red Devils on the stadium and safeguarding the future of the club.

“The council has been integral in supporting Salford Red Devils and rugby league in the city for many years and we continue to do this in any way that we can. Previous actions – including payment holidays on rent and loan support – have stabilised the club and provided time for their board to make longer term plans for its future.

“Recognising the approach that has been made to CosCos on the sale of the stadium, the Red Devils are also preparing a proposal for the purchase of the stadium for consideration. There are no timescales on any of these discussions and all offers will be discussed on their own merits – with no guarantee that the stadium company CosCos will agree a sale at the end of them.

“The stadium is owned via a 50-50 management partnership through the stadium company CosCos so the council is not the sole party in any decision.

“Should a future decision be taken on the sale of the stadium, the council will be seeking reassurance for commitments for Salford Red Devils.”

Paul King, Salford Red Devils Executive Chairman said:

“We appreciate the historic and ongoing support provided by Salford City Council in what we and our fantastic fans will clearly identify as a challenging period for the club off the pitch in the last few years.

“The club has recently been made aware of a proposal for the acquisition of the stadium. Although late in the day, and as a club without a benefactor, we are looking at making a bid ourselves to protect our Salford base.

“However, we must also look at extending our tenancy at the AJ Bell stadium, safeguarding our future at our ground in the City of Salford, regardless of ownership. We appreciate the council stating their ‘reassurance for commitments for Salford Red Devils’ upon any sale.

“Our current tenancy agreement is simply unsustainable for the club and we have been seeking a new deal on terms that we can afford. CosCos have supported the club with rental payment arrangements in recent seasons, we hope that we can strike a new agreement that allows both parties a mutually sustainable level.

“Any ownership changes to the stadium that increases our rent above what is financially viable for the club would be devastating.

“We and the council must work together now to keep Salford Red Devils in Salford. These sentiments have been strongly shared by the Mayor and members of Salford City Council and we are hopeful that this joint resolve will conclude with a positive outcome for Salford Red Devils remaining at the AJ Bell Stadium.

“The club will provide a further statement should any significant developments arise. As always, I am personally grateful, as is everyone at the club, for the fantastic support of our fans and fellow Salfordians.”

BETFRED CHALLENGE CUP THIRD ROUND SCHEDULE CONFIRMED

The schedule for the Third Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup has been confirmed with Salford Red Devils hosting Widnes Vikings on Saturday 10 April, kick-off at 12:30pm. 

The tie will be contested at the AJ Bell Stadium and will be streamed on Our League, with tickets available here at an early bird price of £4.95, with prices rising to £10 on the day of the game.

The last time Salford faced Widnes was Round 18 of the Betfred Super League in 2018, a 26-12 victory for the Red Devils that day, and the Betfred Championship side are the first team Marshall’s men must overcome in the Cup as Salford look to return to Wembley in 2021.

Salford had a remarkable journey to the Betfred Challenge Cup Final last year, with a Golden Point victory over Catalans Dragons in the Quarter-Final before brushing aside Warrington Wolves in the Semis. Under new coaching and with a revitalised squad, the Red Devils will be aiming to go one step further than Runners Up this year.

The full Betfred Challenge Cup Third Round schedule is below:

Friday 9 April

18:00 KO –  Hull KR v Castleford Tigers – Live on Our League (£4.95 EB & £10 on the day)

19:45 KO – York City Knights v Wigan Warriors – Live on The Sportsman website, YouTube & Facebook

Saturday 10 April

12:30 KO – Salford Red Devils v Widnes Vikings – Live on Our League (£4.95 EB, £10 on the day)

14:30 KO – St Helens v Leeds Rhinos – Live on BBC One (coverage starts 2pm)

17:00 KO – Catalans Dragons v Wakefield Trinity – Live on BBC Two

19:00 KO – Featherstone Rovers v Hull FC – Live on Our League (£4.95 EB & £10 on the day)

Sunday 11 April

12:30 KO – Swinton Lions v Warrington Wolves – Live on Our League (£4.95 EB & £10 on the day)

14:30 KO – Leigh Centurions v Huddersfield Giants – Live on Our League (£4.95 EB & £10 on the day)

RUGBY IS BACK – PRESEASON FRIENDLY AGAINST WIGAN CONFIRMED

Salford Red Devils will face neighbours Wigan Warriors on Sunday 14th March in a preseason friendly at the AJ Bell Stadium.

This will be head coach Richard Marshall’s first game as the main man at Salford and the friendly will provide the perfect tonic for our 2021 squad as it allows the new boys to link up on the field for the first time.

The match, which is scheduled to kick off at 4pm, will be available to watch for free on Our League for all Salford Red Devils season ticket holders. Codes will be distributed in due course. In the meantime, please make sure you have an Our League account set up and that your email is up to date.

The last time we welcomed Wigan to the AJ Bell was our 18-14 victory over our rivals in March 2020, which was the last game that we played in front of a crowd.

The game should be a highly competitive contest despite it being a friendly, with both sides likely to field a number of new boys.

Fans without a season ticket can also pay to watch the game at an early bird price of £4.95 or £8 on the day, which you can purchase here. FAQs on how to buy and watch the game can be found here.

Salford Red Devils to host ‘Salford Health Day’ in partnership with AJ Bell

Salford Red Devils and Salford Red Devils Foundation are delighted to announce we will be hosting ‘Salford Health Day’, in partnership with AJ Bell.
This event will be part of the community’s World Health Day celebrations, and take place at our upcoming home fixture against Hull FC on Sunday 7th April.
Salford Health Day, in partnership with AJ Bell, will be brought to you by Salford Red Devils and the Salford Red Devils Foundation in conjunction with:
Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford Council, Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Oasis-GB, Salford Metropolitan Athletic Club, Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, ABL Health, Salford University, Salford Community and Voluntary Services and AJ Bell.
As part of Salford Health Day, the aforementioned stakeholders have come together to help host health-related activities at the fixture against Hull FC.
Activities will include free health checks on the health bus, a health walk, instructor led bike ride, walking football and a 100-metre challenge where finalists will compete at half-time. Also, during the half-time break, there will a mass participation of tai chi which will be led from the field for supporters in attendance.
Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said: “This is a fantastic idea and I’d encourage people going to the match to take part in the free health checks and activities on offer. There are many activities that take place in the city each week that you can find more about. It promises to be a great family day out for all.”
 
Tickets for our game against Hull FC on Sunday 7th April are now available to purchase from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE.

Catalans and Huddersfield Away tickets on sale!

 
Tickets for both our Easter Weekend tickets are now on sale from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office.
We welcome Catalans Dragons to the AJ Bell Stadium this Friday 25th March, KO 3pm.
West Stand and South Stand will be the only stands open for the game.
Tickets are priced at:
West Stand
Pre-Match/Match Day
Adult £25/£30
Concession £20/25
Junior £5/£10
South Stand
Pre-Match/Match Day
Adult £20/£25
Concession £15/£20
Junior £5/£10
We then travel to the John Smith’s Stadium to face Huddersfield Giants on Easter Monday, KO 3pm.
Tickets are priced at:
Adults £21.00
Concessions £15
Juniors £5
Junior Swaps are also available but please make sure you collect these before Easter Monday as Red Devils Junior Season Tickets will not be accepted on game day.
Supporters coach to Huddersfield pick up times
Chandos – 12.15pm
Soverign – 12.30pm
Eccles Town Hall 12.40pm
A J Bell Stadium 1.00pm
 
£13.00 all classes
 

Red Devils Slay St Helens

It was a night to remember for the Red Devils as the squad put right the wrongs of last week and put in a fantastic performance at the AJ Bell Stadium.
In their first home game of 2016, Salford outshone St Helens to win by an impressive 44-10.
An error from a high ball by Saints let the home side in early through Greg Johnson. Josh Griffin successfully kicked his first of conversions. Just minutes later Craig Kopczak scored in the centre field to further the lead, before Man of the Match Rob Lui danced his way through the Saints defence straight from a scrum to score. Michael Dobson kicked his first of conversions.
Saints responded with a try through prop Alex Walmsley who forced his way over the line under the sticks. Luke Walsh kicked his only successful conversion of the night.
The Red Devils made sure it wouldn’t be easy for St Helens to get back in the game as Dobson successfully kicked a penalty goal from 20m out.
Phil Joseph looked to be over moments later but the video referee deemed it to be no try. Salford weren’t done yet though as Justin Carney made a fantastic break down the right wing and then offloaded to Evalds who was tackled 20m out from the line. St Helens scrum-half Luke Walsh was then sin-binned with 10 minutes of the half remaining for interfering with the play of the ball.
A great bit of play from the home side almost saw them further the lead again as Josh Griffin passed out wide to Greg Johnson who just couldn’t complete the move and knocked on. It wasn’t long before the Red Devils were over again as Niall Evalds jumped on the end of a fantastic run by Ben Murdoch-Masila to score. Rob Lui crossed just before half time to further the lead even more.
Half Time Score: Salford Red Devils 32-6 St Helens
If anyone thought that St Helens would make a second half comeback they were wrong as the Red Devils started the second half with as much determination and skill as the first. Adam Walne stretched over the line on 42 minutes right in front of The Shed. Michael Dobson would further the lead from an impressive dummy before St Helens scored a commiseration second try through Adam Swift.
With ten minutes of the game remaining Ben Murdoch-Masila looked to have touched the ball down despite having numerous St Helens players attempting to hold him down but the video referee deemed it a no try.
Niall Evalds scored his second of the game to complete the impressive display.
Full time score – Salford Red Devils 44 – 10 St Helens
 

Important Stand Info for Saints Game

Earlier this year we announced to fans that we would be closing the South Stand for the first three home fixtures for a trial period.
 
After consultation with fans in both East and South Stand the club has decided that we will trial the ability for fans to choose whether they sit in the East Stand or stand in the South behind the posts.
 
South Stand Season tickets and South/East Stand Match tickets can be used in either East Stand (where you must sit in the seats provided) or South Stand (standing) for the games against St Helens, Widnes and Warrington.
 
Choose which area you prefer before the big game and enter via the turnstiles for that chosen stand.
 
Maybe you fancy being with your mates in the South or for a change you want to get close the action with a seat in the East. Either way, the decision is yours.
 
Obviously ground regulations still apply, i.e. you will be asked to watch the game seated in the East and changing stands mid game will not be permitted, however the Club are looking to create a wall of sound in the TV games so we would like you to try out the East Stand as a vantage point.
Failure to comply with these rules may result in ejection, stadium ban or club fine.
 
Don’t forget tickets are on sale from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office by calling 0161 786 1570. The Ticket Office is open until 10pm weekdays.