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📝New To Sky Bet League Two: Salford City

The Mariners will be facing Salford City in Sky Bet League Two next season after their National League play-off victory against A.F.C. Fylde.

16 May 2019

Salford City
The Peninsula Stadium

The Mariners will be facing Salford City in Sky Bet League Two next season after their National League play-off final victory against A.F.C. Fylde.

Who’s in charge?

Former Scunthorpe United boss Graham Alexander took charge at Salford City in May 2018 after joint bosses Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley opted to walk away from the club just four days after promotion to the National League.

But who are Salford City?

Salford City were founded in 1940, but with ex-Manchester United players; Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs taking a shareholding in the club, Salford City's media profile has risen accordingly and so has the club on the field, with four league promotions in five seasons.

Their Moor Lane ground is located just over two miles away from Junction 17 of the M60. The ground is located in the Kersal area of Salford.

Moor Lane is now unrecognisable from what it was like a couple of years ago. The old ground has been completely replaced by four new stands, with the corners enclosed, effectively making it a new stadium. Considering that this was all done in just ten months, is a remarkable achievement.

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.

Away fans are normally housed on one side of the East Terrace (aka the School End) at one end of the ground.

What can Town fans expect?

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 (including the away end) which serve alcohol as well as food.

Salford City Information 

Capacity: 5,106 (Seats 2,240)
Address: Salford, M7 3PZ
Telephone: 0161 792 6287
Club Nickname: The Ammies
Year Ground Opened: 1978*
Home Kit: Red and White

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

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