Love is in the air this week at the AJ Bell Stadium, as we welcome back an old flame for a new rivalry with the visit of Worcester Warriors. We’ve got plenty of Valentine’s Day treats to make this a perfect match and a Gallagher Premiership date to remember. Here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off.
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors, Saturday 12th February, AJ Bell Stadium, Kick-Off: 3pm
Turnstiles open at 1:30pm. You can arrive any time after this and soak up the pre-match atmosphere with those special Sharks in your life.
The gameday soundtrack will be provided by our Yorkshire Drum Band, pre-match outside the Sharquee, and there’s a whole host of food options for you to pick from.
PLUS, we’re bringing some special Valentine’s Day treats for all the Sharks family:
- Prosecco Bar – With a FREE drink for the first 250 fans (on the main concourse outside the West Stand).
- 4,000 Love Hearts giveaway
- AO will be sharing the love with their fan freebies
The teams will arrive at the stadium from 1:35pm 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.
Place2Be – Children’s Mental Health Week
To support Children’s Mental health week (7-13Feb), our charity partner Place2Be will be at the game for a bucket collection. Make sure you look out for them!
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 larger than A4 size will not be allowed into the stadium. Only small handheld bags, no larger than A4 size will be allowed to enter the stadium. Drawstring bags, handbags, rucksacks, plastic bags that are A4 are permitted.
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 ‘Dine & 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 advise all supporters to park at the Regent Crescent car park 3 for any matchday parking.
You can also now park & ride from the Football 5 car park opposite the Chill Factore. The shuttle bus begins 2 hours 30 minutes before KO, it drops right outside the AJ Bell Stadium and is a fully accessible service. The shuttle services final departure is 60 minutes after the final whistle from the AJ Bell Stadium. Supporters need to pre-book parking HERE.
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 11th February)