It’s back-to-back home games for the Sharks, and after securing qualification to the knockout stage of the Heineken Champions Cup, this week we’re back in Gallagher Premiership action against the table-topping Leicester Tigers. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off this Sunday afternoon (Jan 30).
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers, AJ Bell Stadium, Kick-Off: 3pm
Turnstiles open at 1:00pm. You can arrive any time after this and settle in for our monster game against Leicester.
The gameday atmosphere will be provided by our Festival Brass Band, pre-match on the main external concourse, and there’s a whole host of food options for you to pick from, see below! PLUS – All food & drink is 50% inside the stadium between 1pm-2pm. This excludes any vendors outside the turnstiles.
The teams will arrive at the stadium from 1:30am 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.
Bag Drop Point
To ensure that the AJBell stadium is a safe, secure environment, all bags will be subjected to a physical and/or visual search at entrances to the stadium.
Backpacks, holdalls, rucksacks, prams, trolleys, or other similar items of any size, large or small, will not be allowed into the stadium. Only small handheld bags, no larger than A5 size (20cm x 15cm x 5cm) will be allowed to enter the stadium.
If you must bring bag, pram or other large item to the stadium that exceeds the allowable size, bag drop facilities that you can use to store your items will be in place until the match has finished.
For the full details, please click HERE.
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 3pm.
All of our fans can now make 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 just around the corner (£1 return). It’s a great way to make the most of your day as you can leave the car at home (or park there for FREE), take advantage of the Trafford Centre’s fantastic food options, and then head over to the AJ Bell! You can pre-book this HERE.
Please note: We advice all supporters to park at the Regent Crescent car park 3 for any matchday parking.
There is 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 1:20pm, Parrswood at 1:30pm, The Red Lion Cheadle at 1:40pm, and all pickups will be from the drop-off point 20 mins after the final whistle. This can be pre-booked HERE.
The Macron club shop will be open pre-match right up until kick-off, as well as post-match. Make sure to grab yourself some Sharks stash! You can also shop online, click HERE.
Our digital matchday programme is completely FREE! You can view & download it HERE.(Please note: this link will only be live from Friday 28th January)