MATCHDAY INFO – Bristol Bears (Heineken Champions Cup)

The biggest stage in rugby union is back at the AJ Bell, as we face off against Bristol Bears in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Sale Sharks v Bristol Bears, Saturday 9th April, AJ Bell Stadium, Kick-Off: 1pm

Kids for a fiver!

We’re making sure all the young Sharks in the Sharks Family can fill the stands this week. All U16s can get tickets to this Saturday’s fixture against Bristol for £5.

Get your tickets HERE.

Don’t forget, if you’re a Season Ticket holder, this fixture is included as part of your ticket.

Key Timings

  • Turnstiles open at 11am.
  • Players arriving at 11:45am.
  • Kick-off at 1pm.

What’s On?

We’ve got the Oompah fusion band back at the stadium to get the party started pre-match outside the main West Stand, and our resident facepainter will be back in the Sharquee for all your war paint needs. The Sharks will be arriving by the main reception from 11:45am so make sure you’re there to give them a customary Sharks Family welcome.

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 11:20am, Parrswood at 11:30am, The Red Lion Cheadle at 11:40am, and all pickups will be from the drop-off point 20 mins after the final whistle. This can be pre-booked HERE.


Club Shop

The Macron club shop will be open pre-match right up until kick-off, as well as post-match. There’s currently 30% off selected items in-store and online, so grab yourself a bargain. You can shop online, click HERE.

Matchday Programme

Our digital matchday programme is completely FREE! You can view & download it HERE.
(Please note: this Bristol Bears edition will only be uploaded on Friday 8th April)

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.

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