A J Bell Stadium and Sale Sharks are pleased to be working in partnership to provide the following public transport services to make your journey to the games easier!
PLEASE NOTE THE KICK OFF TIME FOR THE GAME IS 3-15pm
PARKING AT THE STADIUM
There is minimal car parking at the stadium and costs £10. Parking must be pre-booked by phoning 08444-994-994. Bookings will NOT be taken on the day of the game. Anyone arriving at the stadium perimeter without a pass or having pre-paid will be turned away. The £10 cost is used to fund the Trafford Centre Shuttle Busses.
PLEASE NOTE WE WILL ONLY BE OPERATING 1 LARGE CAPACITY BUS FOR THIS GAME
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE - MUST BE PRE-BOOKED BY EMAILING firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Friday 2nd May 2014.
• Edgeley Mercian Way opp. Telescope shop departs 1-30pm prompt
• Stockport Station Rear Entrance departs 1-40pm prompt
• Parrs Wood Outside Cinema departs 1-55pm prompt
RETURN FROM STADIUM 5-20pm (or 15 minutes after the final whistle)
FARE ON THIS SERVICE IS £6 RETURN
To book onto any of these services please email email@example.com clearly stating your name, how many places you wish to book, your required departure point and your required departure time. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of confirming your selected departure location and time. Should you fail to receive this confirmation, please re-send your email or call us on 0161 820 2610.
MANCHESTER RUGBY CLUB
The service from Manchester Rugby Club has now ended.
PARK & RIDE FROM THE TRAFFORD CENTRE
Buses will be operating shuttle bus services from stand four of the Trafford Centre Bus Station (Point 4) at the following times
Return post Match 5-15pm, 5-45pm subject to demand.
There is no booking required for these coaches; however these will be on a first come first serve basis. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.
THIS SERVICE IS NOW FREE OF CHARGE
These buses will drop you off within the stadium grounds.
TRAVELLING BY BUS
First Bus Number 100 Service operate the following PUBLIC bus service which also leaves the Trafford Centre Bus Station:
This bus service will drop you off on the A57, the stadium is a 5 minute walk.
First Bus Number 67 again this is a PUBLIC service and is not booked or controlled by Sale Sharks or the AJ Bell Stadium.
There are also bus services that operate between Shudehill, Eccles and the Stadium, these drop off and pick up on Liverpool Road (A57). The Number 67 Bus also takes passengers through to Irlam Train Station. Trains from Piccadilly and Victoria stop at Eccles
Again this is a PUBLIC service and NOT controlled by Sale Sharks or the AJ Bell Stadium.
Brook Pub - for details on the shuttle service being run by the Brook Pub, contact 0161 973 7773
King George Pub: For details on the shuttle service ran by the King George Pub, Hale, contact Mike via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 0161 904 5921
TRAVELLING BY TRAIN
If you are travelling by Train, our nearest Train Stations with bus connections to the stadium are:
Irlam and Eccles
Irlam Train Station
You can travel to Irlam Train Station from the following departure stations - Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road
FROM ECCLES TRAIN STATION WALK ACROSS THE ROAD TO ECCLES INTERCHANGE BUS STATION AND CATCH THE NUMBER 67 BUS
If you are travelling by Metrolink, our nearest Metrolink station is Eccles. The Metrolink runs every 12 minutes from Manchester city centre to Eccles. To travel from Sale via Metrolink passengers should change lines at Cornbrook. On arrival at Eccles Metrolink, cross the road to Eccles Interchange Bus Station and catch the Number 67 bus to the stadium
Metrolink services run from Eccles to Manchester every 12 minutes until 1.08am
PLEASE NOTE SALFORD CITY STADIUM & SALE SHARKS WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT ARRIVE IN TIME FOR KICK OFF, NOR WILL THEY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISSED RETURN JOURNEYS OR MISSED CONNECTIONS.
CYCLING TO THE AJ BELL STADIUM
If you choose to cycle to A J Bell Stadium there are 12 bike racks located outside the main west stand. Bikes can be chained to these are the owners own risk.
To see a comprehensive cycle route map please go to TfGM web site under cycling look up Map 10 you can also look up all cycling information at TfGM.com and go to the dedicated cycling pages.
MOTORCYCLES AT THE AJ BELL STADIUM
There is a dedicated motorcycle parking area within the main west stand car park. There is no charge for parking of motorcycles at the stadium.
THE CAR PARK AT THE STADIUM HAS LIMITED AVAILABILTY ON FRIDAY EVENING the cost is £10 per car. £5 goes to the stadium and the other £5 helps subsidise the free shuttle bus from the Trafford Centre. Please email email@example.com for details
TRAVELLING BY CAR
As well as stadium parking, there are various car parks in the surrounding areas:
Barton Airport, Liverpool Road, M30 7SA - www.cityairportandheliport.com
Located on the A57 (across from the stadium), Barton Airport offers approximately 250 parking spaces. These are charged at £5 per person and payable by cash on the night. The stadium is approximately 10 minutes walk.
The Unicorn Pub, Liverpool Road, M30 7BY - Located on Liverpool Road, (A57 Eccles end), the unicorn pub offers limited match day parking at £5 per car, cash payable on the night. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk away
Eccles Rugby Club, Gorton Street, Eccles, M30 7LZ - www.ecclesrfc.org.uk
Located just off of Liverpool Road, Eccles RFC offer match day car parking. Charged of £2.50 per car, cash payable on the night. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk away.
If you do choose to travel by car, please click here for our interactive map.
We are delighted to announce our "Try Rugby Package" - this is your chance for a three game season ticket taster! You can come down to the AJ Bell Stadium and watch our last three Aviva Premiership home games against Gloucester, Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons and save up to £30 per ticket!
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