Turnstiles open at 11:30am.
Players arriving at approximately 11:25am.
Kick-off at 1pm.
We bring all the festive cheer this week Sharks Family as we have a very special visit from Santa’s elves and the Grinch! Sing your heart away to some good old Christmas classics from our resident musical performers and pick up some drinks and food just before the game.
The Sharks will be arriving by the main reception from 11:25am so make sure you’re there to give them a Sharks Family welcome as we roll out the blue carpet.
Don’t miss the chance to catch Cliffy chat with local lads Sam Dugdale and Rouban Birch in the Sharquee at 12:20pm. Finally, at the Ruck Truck this week we have a couple of #YourSharks from 12pm-12:30pm.
Travel & Parking
Make sure you plan your journeys and arrive at the AJ Bell Stadium in plenty of time before kick-off.
All 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. Buses 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.
Please note times for pick-ups for fixtures are confirmed below. Supporters will be dropped off in the layby on the left side of the stadium and pick up is from the same location 20 minutes after the final whistle.
Mercian Way (Mercian Way Jct Worrall Street – Bus Layby) – Pickup 1 hour 40 minutes prior to kick-off.
Parrswood (Outside the Cinema & Food Outlets on Kingsway)- Pickup 1 hour 30 minutes prior to kick-off.
Red Lion Cheadle (outside the Red Lion Pub, by the BP Station on Stockport Road, A560) – Pickup 1 hour 20 minutes prior to kick-off.
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 the brand new Sharks replica kit and new look stash! You can also shop online, click HERE.
Our digital matchday programme is completely FREE! You can view & download all copies HERE.
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.