A J Bell Stadium and Sale Sharks are pleased to again be working in partnership to help make your journey to the games easier!
PLEASE NOTE THE KICK OFF TIME FOR SALE SHARKS V BATH RUGBY IS 2PM
PARKING AT THE STADIUM
There is minimal car parking at the stadium and costs £10 per car. You can either pre-book your space by phoning 0844-844-8400 or you can pay on the day (subject to availablity) .The £10 cost is used to fund the Trafford Centre Shuttle Busses. Payment on the day is by cash (no cards).
WE BE OPERATING 1 LARGE CAPACITY BUS FOR THIS GAME
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE - MUST BE PRE-BOOKED BY EMAILING email@example.com by 5pm on Friday 5th September 2014.
Leaves Edgeley Mercian Way (Telescope Shop)12-15pm
Leaves Stockport Railway Station (Rear Entrance) 12-25pm
Leaves Parrswood Outside Cinema 12-40pm
Returns From Stadium at 4pm or 15 minutes after final whistle
FARE ON THIS SERVICE IS £6 RETURN
To book onto any of these services please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
PARK & RIDE FROM THE TRAFFORD CENTRE
Buses will be operating shuttle bus services from stand four of the Trafford Centre Bus Station at the following times. There is parking for several thousand cars at the Trafford Centre and the bus station is near to Debenhams front entrance. Parking at the Trafford Centre is FREE
Returning Post Game at 4pm, 4-30pm (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
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 AJ BELL 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.
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.
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 day. The stadium is approximately 15 minutes walk away
Despite trailing by three points at the interval, Sale Sharks European Cup campaign ended at Thomond Park to a Munster side who were desperate to finish on a winning note after failing to qualify for the Quarter Finals.
Sale Sharks' European campaign this season has been a case of what might have been but back-row forward Mark Easter insists he and his teammates can hold their heads high even if it ends without a win.
Danny Cipriani has been called up to the England EPS Squad ahead of this season's Six Nations, and Ross Harrison has been called up for the England Saxons squad for their match against Irish Wolfhounds on Friday 30th January.
Steve Diamond has admitted that the experience of this season's European Rugby Champions Cup has made him and his squad even more determined to finish in the Top Six of the Aviva Premiership and so book their passage into next season's European showpiece.
Sharks were left empty handed after a tremendous effort against Clermont Auvergne in appalling conditions at the AJ Bell Stadium. So close but yet so far in the home games in the competition with Steve Diamond's men running Munster,Saracens and Clermont right to the bell on each game.