Salford City

Peninsula Stadium

Capacity: 5,106 (Seats 2,240)
Address: Salford, M7 3PZ
Telephone: 0161 792 6287
Pitch Size: To be advised
Pitch Type: Grass
Club Nickname: The Ammies
Year Ground Opened: 1978*
Undersoil Heating: No
Home Kit: Red and White

North Stand
North Stand
West Terrace
West Terrace

The Moor Lane football ground is now unrecognisable from what it was like a year ago. The old ground has been completely replaced by four new stands, effectively making it a new stadium. Considering that this was all done in just ten months, is a remarkable achievement. The last stand to be opened was the new Main Stand on the Neville Road side of the ground. This all seated stand is a fairly simple affair with six rows of seats. At the back of the stand, there is quite a tall retaining 'wall' between the seating area and the roof. Th team dugouts are located at the front of this stand. Although this stand on the Neville Road Stand replaced the old Main Stand, it is the new Moor Lane Stand opposite that has more facilities, with glassed corporate areas at the rear of it. It too is all-seated and is of a similar height to the Neville Road Stand. Both ends have new covered terraces, with the West Terrace, being the first of the new stands to be constructed of the new stadium. The East Terrace opposite is almost a replica of the West Terrace and all of part of this terrace can be allocated to away supporters. Two corners of the ground on the Moor Lane side are enclosed, although not used for spectators. The transformation of the stadium means that it now meets entry requirements for the Football League, which shows the ambition of the Club.

Overlooking the ground at the North Eastern corner is the tall spire of St Pauls Church. One thing I noticed, is that the new floodlight panels at the ground are in the same outline shape as the Club badge.

In October 2017 the Moor Lane ground was renamed the Peninsula Stadium in a corporate sponsorship deal. The new stadium was officially opened by Sir Alex Ferguson.

If anyone can provide me with updated photos the new ground for inclusion on this website then please email me at duncan@footballgroundguide.com. Please remember that I can only include photographs that either you have taken yourself, or where you have the permission of the photographer for them to appear on this website.

Away fans are currently housed in the new East Terrace (aka the School End) at one end of the ground. This terrace is covered and the acoustics are quite good, meaning that a relative few number of fans can make themselves heard.

With ex-Manchester United players; Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs taking a shareholding in the Club, then over the last few years, Salford City's media profile has risen accordingly and so has the Club on the field, with two league promotions in successive seasons. The ambitious owners have targeted the Club with achieving Football League status by 2020. A BBC documentary about the Club called; 'The Class of 92 - Out Of Their League' further shone the media spotlight on the Club. So if you can keep eyes on the football rather than trying to 'Celeb spot' in the crowd, then you will be doing well!

There is currently no clubhouse at the ground (although a new one is being planned). Instead, the Club have put in place some refreshment units behind the stands which serve alcohol, including a craft beer outlet run by the Seven Bro7hers Brewery in Salford. Although the Peninsula Stadium is situated in a largely residential area, there are no pubs within easy walking distance of Moor Lane.

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Moor Lane is located just over two miles away from Junction 17 of the M60. The ground is not located in Salford itself, but in the nearby area of Kersal.

From the M60 at Junction 17 take the A56 towards Manchester City Centre. Keep straight along the A56 and after passing a Lidl stare on the left with a Carphone Warehouse on the opposite side of the road, then take the third turning on the right (at the traffic lights and signposted Oaklands Hall/St Pauls Church) into Moor Lane. For the main entrance take the next left into Nevile Road and you will reach the ground down on the right, after the school.

There is no parking available at the ground for visiting supporters, plus the streets in the immediate vicinity of the ground have a residents only scheme in operation. So please check signage on lamp posts for details of parking restrictions, as wardens out on patrol on matchdays. However, there is street parking to be had on Moor Lane itself and other streets located a little further away from the ground, such as Kersal Moor Road. Parking here also has the added benefit that you can get away pretty easily after the match, as at the top of Kersal Moor Road, you can turn right towards Prestwich (for M60 North) or left towards Swinton (for M61 and M60 South).

Although there are some smaller railway stations that are slightly nearer to Moor Lane, it is not worth travelling out to them as you'll still be almost three miles away from the ground. Manchester Victoria is the closest mainline station, which is just over three miles away and probably too far to walk. Either take a taxi up to the ground or from the Victoria Station approach you can catch First Bus No: 98 along Bury New Road towards Bury. This bus stops just after Moor Lane, just past the Hazeldean Hotel. The journey time is around 18 minutes. More information can be found on the First Bus website.

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Adults £10
Concessions £5
Under 5's Free*

Concessions apply to those who are aged 60 and over, Under 16's and Students with ID.

*When accompanied by an adult.

Official Matchday Programme £2

Salford City FC fixture list (takes you to the BBC Sports Website).

FC United of Manchester, Curzon Ashton

Record Attendance

4,200 v Class of 92
Friendly Match, 12th November 2017

Average Attendance
2016-2017: 1,395 (National League North)
2015-2016: 642 (Northern Premier League)

If anything is incorrect or you have something to add, then please e-mail me at: duncan@footballgroundguide.com and I'll update the guide.

Thanks to Mike Cleave for providing the photos of the new stands at Moor Lane Salford City.

Salford City v Southport
National League North
Monday 28th August 2017, 3pm
Stephen Calvert (Neutral fan)

Why were you looking forward to this game and visiting the Moor Lane Ground?
 
This is the first league game of the season I have been able to attend at the newly rebuilt Moor Lane Ground. As there were no Football League games this Bank Holiday (I'm a Bolton Wanderers fan) and the weather was nice, it seemed like a good idea to get a Salford game in. I did go once before in a Pre-Season friendly against FC United of Manchester, but the ground then was very much still a work in progress.
 
How easy was your journey/finding the ground/car parking?
 
I live in Swinton so it's fairly local but a friend of mine drove us down anyway. We parked on the hill on Moor Lane as there are still no parking restrictions on that road.
 
What you did before the game pub/chippy etc, and were the home fans friendly?
 
We got into the ground an hour before kick off, as I was aware that they sold beer from the local Seven Bro7hers Brewery in Salford and I was not disappointed. Others had clearly had the same idea and the ground was already fairly busy.
 
What you thought on seeing the ground, first impressions of away end then other sides of the Moor Lane Stadium?
 
The two end terraces are both exactly the same and a fairly standard all metal prefabricated construction. The Moor Lane stand along one side is all seater and is seven rows deep. There is what appears to be a corporate area at the back of the stand which looks out onto the pitch. The Main Stand as of yet is still missing and construction has yet to start. The changing rooms are still shipping containers.
 
Comment on the game itself, atmosphere, stewards, pies, facilities etc..
 
The game was decent with Salford winning it 2-1 late on due to a terrible own goal from Southport near the end. Salford probably just shaded it. The atmosphere was friendly and a bit of singing would break out, but as expected Salford are still to create a strong number of core fans and are a lot of people's 'second team', just like myself, so the atmosphere is still a bit lacking. It is getting better though. It must be said though that plenty of noise was created in the fairly crowded terrace when Salford scored. The facilities are brand new with four shipping containing for the bars, food and club shop and the same for the toilets, which are a HUGE improvement from the old ones. There are two bars. One selling your usual stuff (Carlsberg etc.) but there is also a separate Seven Brothers Bar. The beer is brewed in Salford and must be some of the best in English Football. Massive Kudos for this especially at £3.50 a pint!
 
Comment on getting away from the ground after the game:
 
Easy even with a crowd on 1,750.
 
Summary of overall thoughts of the day out:
 
I very much enjoyed another visit to Moor Lane. It was helped by the fantastic weather, result, and beer. Obviously!

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* Although Salford moved into Moor Lane in 1978, the ground had been used previously for many years for a variety of sports.

Updated 17th November 2017

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