SALFORD RED DEVILS WELCOME iHEAT AS THE NEW MATCHDAY COMMUNITY EAST STAND SPONSOR

Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce a new partnership with iHeat, who will proudly take on the role of the sponsor for the iHeat Community East Stand on Salford Red Devils home games – with their brand prominently displayed at each end of the stand.

This partnership marks a step forward in our ongoing commitment to strengthening community ties.

As boiler installation experts, iHeat brings their warmth and dedication to the heart of Salford’s rugby community. The Community East Stand, will now bear the iHeat name, symbolising a fusion of sporting spirit and community warmth.

Chris Irwin, CCO at Salford Red Devils, said, “We are thrilled to welcome iHeat to the Salford Red Devils family. This partnership goes beyond a sponsorship; it’s about aligning with a company that shares our values and a mutual desire to contribute positively to our local community. We look forward to achieving great things together.”

iHeat’s specialisation in boiler installations mirrors our dedication to keeping the flames of passion alive among our fans. Together, we aim to create an environment where the community can come together to support the Red Devils and share in the excitement of rugby league.

Rick Hope, Chief Executive Officer at iHeat, shared their excitement about the partnership, stating, “At iHeat, we understand the importance of warmth not only in homes but also within the communities we serve. We are thrilled to partner with Salford Red Devils and contribute to the vibrant spirit of their fanbase. The Community East Stand is a symbol of unity, and we are honoured to be a part of it.”

INFO: MATCHDAY SEASON TICKET COLLECTION

Make your visit to the Salford Stadium this Sunday as smooth as possible and enjoy your match day.

We’re set for a fantastic first home fixture of the season tomorrow, with our fanzone in full-swing from 12:30pm. Maximise your enjoyment and time spent away from the queues.

As we are expecting significant walk-up on the day, the ticket office may become quite congested. In order to keep as few people queueing as possible, if you are able, we would advise supporters to enter the ground using their digital season ticket, opting instead to collect your physical season ticket following the game. Supporters receive their digital season ticket(s) via email in tandem with the physical card being printed.

If you would like to purchase your season ticket, please considering doing so online or following the match.

If you would like to purchase a season ticket from the ticket office tomorrow in the time shortly before kick-off, we would instead advise that you purchase a match ticket and revisit the ticket office following the game, where you will be able to purchase your season ticket less the cost of the match ticket. Please present your match ticket in this case.

After the game, the following tickets are on sale:

  • Salford Red Devils vs Hull KR – 02 March 2024
  • St Helens vs Salford Red Devils – 08 March 2024
  • Salford Red Devils vs Wigan Warriors – 14 March 2024
  • Magic WKND 2024

SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE RETURNS!

We are delighted to confirm that the popular matchday shuttle bus service from the Trafford Centre to the Salford Stadium will return this season, and for this weekend it will be free.

In a renewal of our agreement with Transport for Greater Manchester and Go-North West, starting from 1pm and running every 15 minutes, the service will depart from the Trafford Centre Bus Station from Bay 1, and take supporters directly to the Salford Stadium to enjoy the match-day build up in the fanzone before we kick-off against Castleford Tigers.

The final shuttle from the Trafford Centre prior to the game will leave at 2:45pm. Following the game, the service will run from 4:45pm, until 6pm.

From 2nd March, the service will reintroduce fares, charged at £2 for an adult single, and £3 for an adult return. Kids will travel for free, and concessionary passes will be accepted.

COUNCIL TAKES DECISION ON FUTURE OF CITY’S COMMUNITY STADIUM

Salford City Council has agreed a decision to take full ownership of the Salford Community Stadium on 13 February, with future impacts for rugby and sport and leisure across the city and regeneration of the area.

The decision to take full ownership will provide the council with full control of the stadium and its assets (currently Salford City Council owns 50%), including car parking areas and training pitches, with the development land around the site which will give the council the ability to shape the future of the area.

This is a decision, subject to contracts, that the council believes paves a bright future for a key regeneration site known as the western gateway, which is also a growth location site for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and Mayor Andy Burnham, developing as part of Greater Manchester’s recently negotiated Devolution Trailblazer deal with Government and associated Single Settlement. 

Detailed negotiations with the stadium company joint owner and stadium stakeholders, along with detailed legal and financial due diligence, now are bringing the final steps close to completion.

The stadium, which is home to Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks, officially opened in 2012 and has already hosted the Rugby League World Cup in 2013 and will be one of the venues for the Women’s Rugby World Cup on 2025.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “I am delighted that we are nearing conclusion of months of painstaking discussions.

“After being a joint owner, the council is set to take the reins and full control of the stadium and surrounding site. 

“This will enable the council to deliver its aims and aspirations agreed earlier this year as detailed in the Strategic Statement of Intent, while also moving us forward in delivering the original intentions of decision(s) taken back in 2009/10. This includes securing the council’s long-term interests by controlling future redevelopment and regeneration of the stadium facilities and adjacent development land.”

Mayor Dennett continued: “We’ll be able to recommit to deliver the initial vision of a community stadium for the city and its people. The future will be grounded in a new sports & leisure and rugby strategy, with links to activity, culture and health and wellbeing and fair access and opportunities. These benefits will go far beyond activities on the pitch, with full development of the site creating an anticipated 790 new jobs, delivering £28million worth of social value and attracting £65 million of private sector investment. 

“The city’s heritage and rugby history will be safe now for future Salfordians. William Webb Ellis was born in Salford and we’re proud that the stadium is home to two important clubs, Salford Red Devils RLFC and Sale Sharks. We have celebrated the 150th historical and cultural contribution made by Salford Red Devils RLFC and the Salford Red Devils Foundation and championed Sale Sharks and the contribution the team has made locally since their move to the city in 2012. We are now looking to the next historical milestone and how this acquisition can continue to support both clubs. 

“In a mission close to my heart, Salford Red Devils RLFC will retain their position playing in the City of Salford, which is why the Community Stadium was built in the first place all those years ago, along with it being a place to call home for Salford Reds and Sale Sharks.

“We have exciting plans to engage fans, community groups & grass-roots rugby clubs, schools, education providers and residents with the City’s Community Stadium, along with Sports England, the Rugby Football League (RFL), Rugby Football Union (RFU) and the Government, especially the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and the work currently being undertaken around the future of rugby within the UK.

Both codes are thriving in the city at a grassroots level with teams including league clubs Folly Lane, Salford City Roosters, Langworthy Reds and Cadishead Rhinos as well as our other professional club Swinton Lions. The union game is represented by local clubs at De La Salle, Eccles and Broughton, combined represent the positive growth of rugby in Salford. 

Mayor Dennett is joined by representatives of Salford Red Devils, Salford Red Devils Foundation, Salford Red Devils Women’s, PDRL, LDSL and local rugby league community clubs gather at the Salford Community Stadium.

“There is huge potential to use rugby to increase participation rates in sport and as a vehicle to contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of local people of all ages through all forms of the game and the wider activities of the Red Devils charitable foundation, providing new skills and aspirations. The rugby league club and the foundation serve the city as a community club and already deliver a huge range of initiatives, including SEND activity provision for children during school holidays and as an organisation, has the power to inspire, creating a healthier, more active community. 

“The realisation of the City of Salford’s Community Stadium is an important aspect of our cultural, heritage, sporting & leisure assets within the City and builds on decisions the Salford City Council has already taken to land the Royal Horticultural Society’s 5th National Garden (RHS:Bridgewater) and the BBC’s Philharmonic Orchestra within the City, in addition to delivering our much loved Lowry Theatre & Art Gallery back in 2000, who are an vital cultural institution within our city, also looking after and curating the L.S. Lowry collection within the City and through-out the world.” 

Managing Director of Salford Red Devils, Paul King added: “This is certainly a big step in the right direction, and hopefully this can now lead to a swiftly agreed deal.

“I can’t understate how important the conclusion of the deal is for the club. We’ve stretched as best as we can for as long as we can to get even to this point today, and once the agreement gets over the line, it really does give us access to some transformative opportunities. Not only are there commercial benefits waiting for us, but we can finally apply for the matched funding pots that are available to us through the Crowdfunder.

“Whilst bringing forward a realisation of a shared vision based on what the stadium was originally built for, an agreement allows us to become a different Salford Red Devils – a secure, and self-sustaining Salford Red Devils that thrives within the City of Salford.”

Tony Sutton, the Chief Executive of the Rugby Football League, said:

“Salford City Council’s full ownership of the Salford Community Stadium is excellent news for the Salford Red Devils club, and therefore for the many community groups and young people with whom they engage directly, as well as through the work of their community Foundation. The city has been associated with Rugby League since 1896, when the Salford club joined the Northern Union, and the sport is therefore embedded deeply in the community and its history.

“The RFL has been delighted to engage with Salford City Council and the Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham throughout a long and complicated process, and we will continue to do so as we work with Mayor Dennett and his team to continue to grow the numbers of people playing Rugby League in the region. We both thank and congratulate them for this positive outcome.”

Sale Sharks Chief Executive Paul Smith said: “The future of the Salford Community Stadium has been a protracted saga that has caused a huge amount of uncertainty both within the club and among our fanbase for too long.

“While there is still work to do, this announcement hopefully begins to draw a line under the questions around stadium ownership and allows us all to start working together to create a real hub for rugby, across both codes, in the north.

“There is a huge opportunity here to build a really special venue to support our community and develop top level sport in the region.”

THE EAST STAND RETURNS IN 2024!

That noise. All season long. 

We are delighted to confirm that the East Stand will be open for every Super League home game in 2024 – and season tickets are now available. 

To mark the opening of the East Stand in 2024, season tickets will be priced at the same as South Stand. The East Stand will remain an unreserved seating area with no migration and host our various community, youth, and school groups throughout the season. 

Existing season ticket holders wishing to transfer their season ticket to the East Stand can do so, however, please note this is by exchange only and no refunds will be issued. Once transferred, the season ticket cannot be transferred again. To request a transfer to the East Stand, please email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk with your client reference number and/or existing ticket details.

Go East – Open Training Trial Event

To celebrate the opening of the East Stand, we are hosting a special event on Saturday 13th January at 9am. 

Supporters are invited to attend an open opposed-training session of 4 x 10 minute quarters, where they can witness the team’s training drills up close and personal. This event, free of charge, provides a unique opportunity for fans to get a taste of the East Stand while enjoying the exciting action on the field.

Whether you’re a long-time supporter or newcomer to the Red Devils family, this event offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the stand, take in the views, and imagine the incredible experiences that await during the upcoming season. 

See fan favourites and new arrivals in action and take advantage of photo & autograph opportunities when the Salford squad head over to the East Stand post-session.  

Turnstiles E1 & E2 will be open for entry from 8:30 and we advise supporters be in the stand for 9am in order to enjoy the full session.

Special Offer for Trial Attendees

We’re also delighted to confirm that those who attend on the 13th January will be able to purchase an East Stand season ticket on the day at a special discounted price, reflecting the South Stand September Special prices (Adult – £220, Over 65 – £180, Under 18s – £75, Under 12s – £20).

The opening of the East Stand at the Salford Stadium marks an exciting chapter in the continued development of our matchdays, allowing for the return of the much-lauded atmosphere generated from the stand last season. Whilst Huddersfield Giants in the Challenge Cup and our thrilling golden point victory over Warrington Wolves in Round 25 standout, the stand’s reopening presents an opportunity to create new, unforgettable memories, 

Make the Salford Stadium come alive – join us in 2024 and secure your season ticket now by clicking here or below.

Club Statement: Stadium Update

Club Managing Director, Paul King, has issued the below update on the current situation surrounding the Salford Stadium.

Since we first spoke out publicly on the Stadium situation, we have been eager to keep our supporters informed and provide updates on the full picture as appropriately and as often as we can. This is the latest of those.

Following the expiry of our previous tenancy agreement, we have now signed a 12-month extension on the existing terms.

Additionally, Sale Sharks and Salford Red Devils have agreed and jointly presented a working proposal between the clubs to Salford City Council. The proposal outlines terms that would enable a productive relationship and a future for each at the Salford Stadium, as well as profit for all parties. Terms include an initial and fair division of commercial assets and matchday revenues.

We have agreed to the extension with a belief in the Council that their commitment to complete the stadium deal by March will materialise. Whilst conscious that the extension is the same terms as our previous agreement, the implications of operating without any tenancy agreement leaves little choice in the short-term, however, it does now provide a level of certainty heading into 2024.

Regardless of the pressures this has placed on the Club’s finances, we are committed to trying to retain the same on-pitch ambitions of previous years. Now we have certainty going into next season, I’d urge anyone still holding off from buying their season ticket to do so. We have made strides both on and off the pitch in recent years and are looking forward to building on those in 2024.

Wishing you all an enjoyable festive period – and we’ll speak again in the New Year.

Paul.

Club statement: stadium update

The Club would like to provide an update in relation to developments to the situation with the Salford Stadium.

There remains confidence from the necessary parties that an agreement on the stadium could be reached in the first quarter of 2024.

Discussions remain ongoing surrounding a short-term agreement between the Club and Salford City Council in the mean time which we expect to have further clarity come the end of this month.

We’ll continue to provide updates on the full picture when appropriate to ensure supporters remain aware of the current state of play alongside the timelines that we are aware of.

We’d also like to note our thanks to those who have showed their unwavering support of late.

Join us in celebrating our 150th birthday!

Join us at the Salford Stadium on Saturday 18th November for a celebration of our club’s wonderful 150 year history!

We’ll be joined by legends of Salford’s past and present for an evening of entertainment and celebration to the backdrop of a memory-inducing heritage exhibition all with a delectable three-course meal to boot.

If you’re feeling lucky, take your chances with the casino and win some incredible prizes! Including;

  • First prize: travel & ticket to Perpignan for Catalans away in 2024.
  • Second prize: 4x hospitality tickets to the 2024 Super League Grand Final.
  • Third prize: an away directors dining experience when we hit the road next season!
  • Fourth prize: a tunnel club for 2 experience at a home game next season!

… and, if you fancy yourself a mover, take yourself over to the dance floor and see out the night!

Book now by clicking here, with tickets starting from £60, or secure a table for eight for £400. £5 from every ticket will be donated to the Salford Red Devils Foundation.

This is an adults-only event.

Supporting George’s Foundation this Friday

In addition to the celebration of our Emergency Services, we will be holding a collection ahead of Friday’s game against Catalans Dragons, in support of George’s Foundation – an independent organisation supporting various initiatives in Ghana.

The collection point will be located under cover front of the West Stand – and we’re asking fans to show support by donating the following items, food and toiletries:

  • Baby wipes
  • Nappies
  • Bars of soap
  • Role on deodorant
  • Tooth brushes
  • Tooth paste
  • Sponges/flannels
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby wash
  • Shower gel
  • Moisturiser
  • Sanitary towels
  • Condoms
  • Biscuits
  • Tinned food
  • Small toys
  • Shoes
  • Baby clothes
  • Blankets

George’s Charity seeks to make a positive difference in Ghana and continues to support life-changing initiatives within local communities. Already having raised funds and supported the creation of an orphanage, the charity is now aiming to enable the building of a maternity ward, as well as specifically funding an eye operation for a mother, pregnant with triplets, who lost her sight during the pregnancy. This invaluable procedure will allow the mother to see her children for the first time.

We encourage all supporters to show their support by donating the above items for George’s Charity to deliver to Ghana.

Supporters can also donate directly to one member of the travelling groups’ fundraising pages here.

ENJOY THE TUNNEL CLUB EXPERIENCE WITH SALFORD RED DEVILS

We are thrilled to introduce our brand-new tunnel club experience.

This unique package takes you behind the scenes and gives a fascinating insight into what life is really like on a match day.

Your afternoon starts with guided tour by a club legend. He’ll take you through the tunnel, next to the dug outs and then into the dressing room for some exclusive Q&A sessions.

Get your questions ready – past and present players will be around to share their stories in a Salford Red Devils jersey!

Afterwards, you will be taken upstairs to enjoy our first-class Platinum Dining experience, where you will be served a two-course meal by our catering partners, Heathcote & Co.

With a full belly and a behind the scenes experience, it’ll be time to take your seats and watch the Entertainers strut their stuff in the Betfred Super League.

And if the team does win, it gets even better for one lucky member of your group; who will be escorted downstairs to witness the team victory song.

This is simply an experience not to be missed.

Prices start from £390 for two people, £760 for four people and £1500 for a party of 8.

If you would like to book, please get in touch with chris.irwin@salfordreddevils.net for more information!

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