Following a widely viewed television news report yesterday evening, the Club felt the need to provide a clear update from the perspective of Salford Red Devils so that we are not further misrepresented, unfortunately we were not asked to provide a comment at the time.
We are currently actively engaged in positive discussions with all parties in the reported ‘stadium swap’ agreement, and we continue to strive towards the best possible outcome for Salford Red Devils. Other parties in these discussions are COSCOS (Salford City Council and Peel Holdings), Sale Sharks and Salford City Football Club. We are open minded to facilitate all aspects of the ongoing dialogue as long as the best interests of the Club are also considered throughout the process.
As we understand it, there is still no finalised agreement for the purchase of the AJ Bell Stadium. Regarding our reported move to the Peninsula Stadium at Moor Lane, whilst we understand positive progress has been made between Salford City Football Club and Salford City Council, we are still yet to undertake any due diligence on the stadium.
The conversations continue to develop at pace, however the Club recognises the need to conduct a considered evaluation of any alternative options to our tenancy at the AJ Bell Stadium, which is still contracted until the end of 2023.
We will be hosting a fans forum on Thursday 4th November to provide a further update on circumstances as they currently stand and anticipate that there may be further updates to provide by this date.
Full details of the fans forum will be released in the coming week and we look forward to seeing as many fans in attendance as possible regarding what is an important process and topic in the Club’s history.
Following recent speculation on the ownership of the AJ Bell Stadium, the club will be hosting an event on Thursday 8 July to provide context, clarity and communicate the circumstances around the stadium’s ownership.
The event, which will be held in the 1873 Lounge and will commence at 7pm. will feature a presentation delivered by executive chairman Paul King and club staff, followed by the opportunity for fans to ask questions.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, there will be a limited capacity available for the event therefore sponsors, squad builder members and season ticket holders will all be prioritised and access will be on a first come, first served basis.
Tickets are free and can be obtained online here. If you wish to be sat with a particular person, please book together, as you would for a matchday via networking. The event is strictly over 18’s only. Due to restrictions on numbers, please only book a place at the event if you fully intend and are able to go. You will not be able to attend if you do not have a ticket.
Executive chairman Paul King said: “In recent months there has been growing speculation about the ownership of the AJ Bell Stadium, we have been relatively quiet on this matter whilst we took the time to fully understand the circumstances and realities of the situation.
“Following regular meetings with Salford City Council, we believe that we now have a clearer understanding of the circumstances and want to communicate these openly, in person and with the chance for fans to ask questions.”
The event will be recorded and published at a later date for anyone who is unable to attend or get a ticket, and there will be live updates on our social media channels.
Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm we have teamed up with New Bailey as the official sports partner to the office, retail and leisure destination on the banks of the River Irwell.
Salford Red Devils season ticket holders will be able to enjoy discounts at Menagerie, New Bailey’s on-site bar and restaurant, while fans and locals will also be able to get involved in ticket competitions and pop-up activities at the development.
Director of Salford Red Devils, Andrew Rosler, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with New Bailey, a destination that has a real presence in the community, and just like our club, a connection to local people too.
“Beginning this relationship not only allows us to enhance the experience for our loyal supporters, but we also hope to get more young people and adults alike engaged and interested in sport.”
Phil Mayall, Development Director at the English Cities Fund, which is delivering the New Bailey masterplan said: “Partnering with the Salford Red Devils is a fantastic opportunity for us to not only continue to raise the profile of New Bailey but also support a team and its fans that have been an integral part of the local community for nearly 150 years.
“We want New Bailey to be an inclusive district with something for everyone and through his partnership we can offer a broader range of opportunities for events and something that’s a little bit different for fans and people who live and work in the area.”
The English Cities Fund is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England in partnership with Salford City Council.
Salford Red Devils remind employees of Salford City Council, Trafford Council, Manchester City Council and Peel Holdings that they can get tickets for our pre-season friendly against Swinton at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday 14th January, 1pm kick-off, for discounted prices.
Employees of any of the above can purchase a ticket for our first game of the 2018 season against local rivals Swinton Lions for the price of a concession and watch new signings such as Luke Burgess, Ben Nakubuwai and Jack Littlejohn in action. Employees of the above will be able to claim a concession ticket by showing their staff ID.
We will also be hosting our pre-season launch event prior to kick off in the 1873 suite with Season Ticket holders also getting discounted prices for this event in addition to employees of Peel Holdings and local councils.
A full list of prices for our friendly against Swinton can be seen below:
Adult Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £13
Concession Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £8
Adult non-Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £15
Concession non-Season Ticket holder with access to season launch: £10
Adult without access to season launch: £10
Concession without access to season launch: £5
Tickets are available from the Club Ticket Office on weekdays between 9am-9:30pm and at weekends between 10am-4:30pm. Fans can also purchase tickets over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Fans can still purchase 2018 Season Tickets from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online here. Remember fans who want to spread their payments over six monthly Direct Debit payments will need to purchase at the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Salford Red Devils will be showcased on a range of advertising screens in and around the City after teaming up with Salford City Council.
The Red Devils now iconic semi-final celebration picture will feature on an advert which will be shown on a range of screens across main travel routes in Salford including on the arch at the end of the M602.
These adverts will be shown throughout the next week and aim to encourage people to come and support the Salford Red Devils in 2018 and even purchase Season Tickets before the end of the ‘early bird’ window.
Salford Red Devils CEO Ian Blease said: “I’d like to thank Salford City Council and in particular the Mayor Paul Dennett and his staff for helping promote our fantastic Club in a city-wide campaign.
“I’d also like to thank the loyal Salford supporters who have assisted the Club in getting this campaign across our great City.
“Everybody knows that Salford is a City passionate about sport and in particular Rugby League and we hope this promotion will help bring new interest to the Club as well as strengthen our relationship with Salford City Council and our current supporters.”
Salford also currently have an advert promoting our 2018 Season Tickets displayed on Manchester’s iconic drive-in cinema which is currently set-up at the AJ Bell Stadium and has shown a variety of horror films over Halloween.
Remember the ‘early bird’ window closes on Friday 3rd November and it is crucial fans purchase their Season Ticket before then if they want to maintain their seat or pay via Direct Debit.
Season Tickets can be purchased over the phone, at the Club Ticket Office or online here.