The Reckless Guide to...
Vanarama National League
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Stadium: The Peninsula Stadium, Moor Lane, Salford M7 3PZ
Telephone: 0161 792 6287
Club Colours: Red & White
Nickname: The Ammies
Coventry born Scot Graham Alexander is the current Manager at Salford and has previous experience at Scunthorpe, Preston and Fleetwood. As a player, he had a long 24-year career with Preston, Scunthorpe, Luton and Burnley. He also made 40 international appearances for Scotland.
Brief Directions by Road:
Moor Lane is approx 2 miles south of Junction 17 of the M60, however the ground is not in Salford but Kersal. Therefore a straightforward M6 to Junction 21a taking the M62 towards Manchester onto its junction 12 and taking the M60 junction 17 signposted Manchester City Centre (A56). Pass the Lidl store and Carphone Warehouse on your right and at the traffic lights turn right into Moor Lane for the stadium.
No parking at the ground available and in the immediate vicinity local streets are restricted. There is parking available further up Moor Lane and side streets.
A Park & Ride service will be in operation for this game at M27 8SJ. The charge is £2 per vehicle and a bus shuttle service will run between the car park and ground.
Directions by Train:
Manchester Victoria and then a cab are the only sensible options unless you like a long walk or a bus ride. First Buses 97 or 98 stop at the end of Moor Green, then a short walk to the stadium. Journey time is around 20 minutes.
The nearest Metro Tram stop to the ground is Crumpsall which is a godly 30-minute walk away.
Eating and Drinking Locally:
There no social club facilities yet at the ground, but there are stalls and a fanzone behind the stand which serve alcohol and normal football food. There are no pubs nearby!
So Manchester Victoria it is then.
The current capacity at the Peninsula is a shade over 5,000 and has taken on it present form in the last 18 months and is still developing. The South Stand (Neville Road) has 6-8 rows of seats and is fully covered, the North Stand (Moor Lane) opposite is similar but with corporate boxes. Both ends are terraces slightly larger than the South Stand at the Hive.
Segregation will not be enforced for this fixture but visitors usually gather in a section of the East Terrace (School End). 200 seats are made available too in the North Stand at no extra charge.
Free Under 5s
Our Last Meeting & Memories:
Our only previous meeting I believe is earlier in the season at The Hive when the visitors won 3-1 with the Bees goal coming from Wes Fonguck.
The club is owned by an illustrious bunch of ex-professional footballers including David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs.
Barnet Superfan John Motson was actually born here, did you know? Singer Elkie Brooks hails from these parts as do actors Sir Ben Kingsley, Albert Finney plus the sultry Joanne Whalley and Rebecca Atkinson. Others for your autographs books are Snookers John Virgo and Wrestler Giant Haystacks.