It’s our first Friday night fixture of the 2021-22 season, and we can’t wait to kick-off the weekend with the Sharks Family in style! Here’s everything you need to to know ahead of kick-off this Friday (15th) night.
Sale Sharks v Harlequins, AJ Bell Stadium, Kick-Off: 7:45pm
Turnstiles open at 6:15pm. You can arrive any time after this, and get the weekend started with a pint in our fans’ bar, the Sharquee, or take your seat in the stands early and get settled in for some Friday night rugby.
The gameday atmosphere will be provided by our drumming band pre-match, and there’s a whole host of food options for you to pick from including classic burgers, hot donuts & woodfired pizza.
The teams will arrive at the stadium from 6:30pm outside the west stand reception, so make sure you’re there to give the players a big welcome as we roll out the blue carpet.
Travel & Parking
Matchdays are always busy, so we advise everyone to plan their journeys and arrive at the AJ Bell Stadium in plenty of time before kick-off at 7:45pm.
We’re also very excited for our fans to be making use of the new Trafford Centre tram link, which provides great access to the stadium via our matchday ‘Shark & Ride’ shuttle buses which run from the bus stop not far around the corner (1£ return). It’s a great way to enjoy Friday night rugby as you can leave the car at home, make the most of the Trafford Centre’s fantastic food options, and then head over to the AJ Bell!
For all the designated drivers on Friday night, there is still parking availability at the Makro car park, which is supported by a ‘park & ride’ shuttle bus to the stadium which is included in your parking costs. This must be pre-booked HERE.
Finally, if you’re travelling from Didsbury, Parrswood or Cheadle you can make use of the Stockport shuttle bus. This will run as follows: Mercian Way – East Didsbury at 6pm, Parrswood at 6.10pm, The Red Lion Cheadle at 6.20pm, and all pickups will be from the drop-off point 20 mins after the final whistle. This can be pre-booked HERE.
Our new Macron club shop will be open from 6:15pm up until kick-off, and for an hour post-match.
Our digital matchday programme is completely FREE! You can view & download it HERE.