Stadium facts

The 12,000 capacity stadium is located:

  • within the city of Salford, two miles from Eccles
  • less than 500 metres from Junction 11 of the M60
  • two miles from the Trafford Centre
  • within 500 metres of the City Airport
  • eight miles from Manchester City Centre
  • off the A57 adjacent the Manchester Ship Canal next to Barton Bridge

The stadium is the first phase of major redevelopment of the area and the development includes the provision of new traffic light junction off the A57.

The stadium is home to:

  • Super League rugby team Salford City Reds
  • Aviva Premiership team Sale Sharks

The new stadium:

  • Parking on site for over 600 cars and eight coaches
  • 4,500 fully covered seating in the main West Stand
  • 2,500 fully covered seating in the MBNA East Stand
  • 2,500 fully covered standing in the North and Wellsprings South stands
  • Ten kiosks at concourse level
  • Fully licensed for sport and entertainment
  • The 122 x 86 metre fibre based grass pitch conforms to both codes of rugby and professional football
  • Fully automated pitch irrigation
  • Stadium conforms to Superleague requirements
  • Matrix score board and time clock

Facilities in the main West Stand include:

A banqueting suite

  • A column free suite serving up to 750 seated
  • 1,200 metres square open space
  • Flexibility to divide into three suites catering for up to 400 per suite
  • Conference style capacity up to 930 persons
  • Full comfort cooling
  • Pitch side views
  • 750 match day executive seating
  • Over four metres clear floor to ceiling height
  • High definition retractable projectors and TV ready
  • Changeable LED mood lighting
  • State of the art PA system
  • Automatic blackout blinds
  • Mobile LED dance floor


  • Two public lifts to all floors for up to 13 persons
  • Two goods lifts
  • Three separate kitchens
  • WiFi provision

Executive boxes/function room

  • 12 ┬áten person executive boxes, with seating directly outside to view the pitch
  • Function room for 60 persons seated, with additional seating directly outside to view the pitch
  • Total capacity on level three is 180 persons
  • Comfort cooling is provided to executive boxes and the function room

Offices, reception and the shop

  • 1,000 metres square of community concession office space
  • 1,000 metres square for future fit out space
  • 50 metres square of rugby club shop
  • Large modern reception entrance

Media facilities

  • TV gantry position directly above the executive boxes
  • Pressroom for 40 journalists

Community sport facilities

  • Full size floodlight 3G artificial pitch incorporating three 7-a-side pitches
  • Recreational grass pitch 118 metre x 86 metre which has the same playing area as the main pitch
  • Four changing rooms for community use