It’s the BIG ONE at the AJ Bell as we finally welcome back Saracens to the North. It’s an unmissable fixture in the Gallagher Premiership, and here’s everything you need to know ahead of kick-off under the Friday night lights.
Sale Sharks v Saracens, Friday 1st April, AJ Bell Stadium, Kick-Off: 7:45pm
- Turnstiles open at 6pm.
- Players arriving at 6:20pm.
- Kick-off at 7:45pm.
The pre-match atmosphere will be provided by our DJ outside the main West stand before kick-off. The Sharks will be arriving by the main reception from 6:20pm so make sure you’re there to give them a Sharks Family welcome as we roll out the blue carpet. Finally, for all the foodies out there, we’ve got the woodfired pizza truck for an ultimate Friday night feast.
Travel & Parking
Make sure you plan your journeys and arrive at the AJ Bell Stadium in plenty of time before kick-off.
All of our fans can make use of the 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.
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.
You can also 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 service’s final departure is 60 minutes after the final whistle from the AJ Bell Stadium. Supporters need to pre-book parking 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.
The Macron club shop will be open pre-match right up until kick-off, as well as post-match. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab yourself some Sharks stash, or even a Sharks cap now that the sunshine has turned up in Manchester. You can also shop online, click HERE.
Our digital matchday programme is completely FREE! You can view & download all copies HERE.
(Please note: The official matchday programme for our match against Saracens will be uploaded on Thursday 31st March)
Bag Drop Point
To ensure that the AJ Bell 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.