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  1. Bolton-based retail giant will be Sharks’ new principal partner The club and retailer announce ‘Are you AO-K?’, a game changing mental health programme for schools across the North West Sale Sharks has signed up to a new long-term partnership with online electricals store, AO, which will see the Bolton-based retailer take over as the club’s principal front of shirt sponsor. AO will also work closely with the Sharks Community Trust, the club’s charitable arm, to create and launch ‘Are you AO-K?’, a life-changing mental health programme in schools across the North West. And the South Stand at Sharks’ AJ Bell Stadium will also be re-named and branded as the AO Stand, as part of the multi-year deal. Sharks CEO Sid Sutton said: Sharks fans won’t have long to wait to see the famous AO smile on the new 2021/22 kit, and work on the stadium re-branding will start straight away ahead of the new season. And the AO influence on the supporter matchday experience won’t stop there - ahead of the new season the team are working on special giveaways, half-time activations on the pitch and promotions outside the stadium before after fixtures. Vicky Monk, director of customer and brand at AO said: Sale sharks are currently believed to be in talks with regards a joint purchase of the AJ Bell from its current owners as part of a stadium sharing deal with Salford FC.
  2. At the start of the month we ran an article regarding the potential sale of the former Salford City Stadium, now known as the AJ Bell Stadium, located in Barton. Salford City Council maintain that any discussions on the sale of the stadium are still in the early stages and as yet neither the Council or Peel who make up the other half of CosCos (the joint owned 50-50 venture) have agreed any sale. An approach has been made in the past by the owner of Sale Sharks which was promptly turned down, with Salford Deputy Mayor, John Merry deeming the offer as being “unacceptable”. On the 1st of April, Salford Council issued the following which states that the Council will be seeking reassurance on commitments for Salford Red Devils before any such sale is agreed. However, in a statement released earlier today by the Devils, Chief Exec, Paul King states that the current tenancy agreement between the club and CosCos is 'simply unsustainable' regardless of whom has ownership of the stadium. Like most sports clubs in the UK, the Covid crisis has hit Salford hard and they are struggling financially with no confirmed end in sight. Even if the club were to reopen tomorrow it would still take time to recover from the knock on effects of the pandemic as supporters will no doubt initially be fearful of attending large sporting events until they can be assured that it is safe. Fortunately the outstanding vaccination roll out in Salford has led to a huge drop in infection rates with today just 8 confirmed positive tests being recorded, but even so it will still take time for local sports clubs to recover once they can reopen and Salford's Red Devils are not immune. For a club that has already been struggling, any future rent increases would have a catastrophic impact on their finances and ability to continue to maintain a base in Salford. If an agreement can not be found then there is the very real possibility that our local rugby club could find themselves homeless. The Devils are hopeful that they can secure a new affordable deal which would allow them to continue to use the stadium as a base and warn that increases to their rent above what is financially viable for the club would be devastating for them and professional Rugby in Salford. Paul King, Salford Red Devils Executive Chairman said: The club has now called upon the Council to work together with them to ensure that the club remains within Salford.
  3. In the past 24 hours we have received information concerning an approach by a currently unnamed third party with regards to the potential sale of the current home of Salford Red Devil & Sale Sharks - The AJ Bell Stadium, in Barton. Over the past few days there has been rumour circulating online that a stadium sharing deal between two other clubs has been put forward which could possibly see the future of Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell placed in jeopardy if the sale of the 12,000 seat were to be approved. Salford Council has today released a press statement confirming that an approach from a 'would-be' purchaser has been made but are quick to point out that as yet, there have been no decisions made and that Salford Reds have been asked in light of the approach to bring forwards their own proposals for purchasing the stadium. The former Salford City Stadium, now known as the AJ Bell Stadium was constructed in 2011/12 and has been the home of Salford's Rugby League side since opening. It was built by Salford City Council in partnership with co-owners Peel Land & Property who both have an equal 50-50 stake in CosCos, the management company that oversees the stadium. Salford's Devils moved to the new stadium after quitting their former home 'The Willows' in Weaste. Since then the club has had its ups and downs but in recent years they have gone from strength to strength on the pitch with an impressive win of 'The Million Pound Game' and narrowly losing in the grand final to St Helens in 2019. In order for a sale of the stadium to take place it would have to be agreed by all parties. Salford Council has confirmed it will be seeking assurances for commitments for the club should any sale take place. The clubs behind the bid have not yet been named but both Salford FC and Sale Sharks have been mentioned as potential purchasers online, however we must stress that at this time this is just speculation and online rumour, it is not definite. The Sharks have made a previous bid for the stadium back in 2017 when owner Simon Orange said they had made an offer above what they thinks it is worth. Salford Deputy Mayor, John Merry referred to the offer as being “unacceptable”. A spokesperson from Salford City Council said:
  4. New head coach Richard Marshall believes it is ‘an exciting time for Salford’ after taking over at the Red Devils for the 2021 campaign following the departure of former coach Ian Watson, who headed off to take charge of Huddersfield Giants at the end of the last season. Marshall said: Under the guidance of Ian Watson, Salford's Devils progressed from being just nail-biting seconds away from relegation in the Million Pound Game, navigated considerable financial challenges and brought joy to the city by charting his side to a Super League Grand Final and Challenge Cup Final in consecutive seasons. Marshall has some big boots to fill and he intends to do just that as on opening night he takes aim at his former club St Helens where he was number 2 to Justin Holbrook when the club sealed another title against Salford 12 months earlier. Kick off for the match is set for Friday 26th March, 2021 – 18:00 with the Reds heading along the East Lancs to the Emerald Headingley Stadium. Marshalls picks for the opener are: Addy, Brown, Costello, Escare, Ikahihifo, Inu, Johnson, Kear, Lannon, Livett, Lolohea, Mossop, Ormondroyd, Patton, Pauli, Sarginson, Sio, Taylor, Watkins, Wells, Williams St Helens are the club to beat this season as they look to bring home a third consecutive Super League title.
  5. A further 14.6 acres of land around the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford is to be sold to make way for the development of warehouses and combined office space, totalling 275,000 ft. The land is currently in the ownership of CosCoS, (The City of Salford Stadium Community Stadium Limited), which is a partnership between Salford City Council and Peel L&P, and terms have been agreed to sell the site to an experienced developer in the logistics sector. Subject to planning, work on the new units could start by the end of the year and create around 350 new jobs. The planning team will consider issues such as infrastructure, accessibility, public transport and green space as part of the process. The sale follows land bought by Greene King and Aldi with a number of other potential sales being discussed on the remaining 25 acres of development land. The news indicates the strong market interest in the location and will, when all sales are completed, deliver investment in excess of £100 million, an estimated 800 jobs and business rates income each year of around £2million. Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: Not all have been so upbeat about the development news as the Mayor, with some local residents taking to social media to claim that the siting of warehouses upon the land signals the end of a now failed dream to turn the area into a thriving retail park with the formerly named Salford City Stadium as the focal point, as just two plots were sold to Aldi for a supermarket and Greene King which built the Barley Farm public house on land close to the stadium. A covenant that was in place which restricted the use has been pretty much torn up, as despite years of attempting to sell the land, the market for retail units in the area was clearly just not there. The land is located within distance of one of Europe's largest shopping centres (The Trafford Centre) as well as just a short car ride to an already established shopping centre just a motorway junction away. A number of potential sales have been mooted by local Salford councillors over the years but they ultimately failed to materialise into anything significant. Meanwhile others commenters on social media said that realistically speaking it is better to find some use for the land which can start to benefit Salford than to leave it vacant for potentially many more years to come. The plots are now set to be repurposed as industrial and employment space. James Whittaker, Executive Director for Development at Peel L&P said:
  6. Salford Red Devils have issued a statement regarding the behaviour of a handful of fans who decided to behave badly after the Reds stormed to a win on home turf which knocked Hull KR out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup and put them into the quarter finals. The club is currently undertaking research aimed at getting more bums on seats at the stadium and understandably will not tolerate badly behaved fans tarnishing the clubs image as family friendly and a safe environment for all. A video of the bad behaviour was posted on Twitter, but was quickly taken down. The unruly antics of a very small minority were far outweighed by the exceptional behaviour and sportsmanship displayed both on and off the pitch by both teams players and fans. Club spokesmen Paul McNally posted...
  7. As we reported earlier this week... Rumours of a planned re-brand for Salford's Ruby League side have been met with anger and disbelief by many of the clubs fans. A huge banner was unfurled by angry fans at last weeks Wigan game, reading "Salford RLFC since 1879. Manchester Never. Salford Forever". The club which was founded in 1879 has always been associated with the City and proudly carried its name ever since. Legend has it that the game itself was created by Salford born and bred William Webb Ellis, what's more, the very league that they play in is sponsored by Fred and Peter Done of (Bet Fred fame) who are both fellow Salfordian's. So you see, Rugby is in the City's DNA, its part and parcel of Salford, so even the suggestion of re-branding it to Manchester is a major step too far for some, after all Manchester already has its own Red Devils, a small club known as Manchester United, you may have heard of them? Fans are so incensed at the idea of almost 140 years of club history being put by the way side that the City Mayor of Salford has had his say on the matter. Paul Dennett heaped praise on Salford's 'proud heritage and strong local identity’ Fans echoed the words of the Mayor with several of them stating that they would remove their support completely if the City name was dropped, "The City has supported the club for almost 140 years, the club should support the City, they go hand in hand" said one fan. Another said.. The Dr (Koucash) risks alienating the clubs core fans and support who are intensely proud of the clubs links to their home City. If the changes did take place, the resulting backlash would do considerable damage to the club as fans made their voices and feelings heard by protesting the only way they can, boycotting the ticket office. However some have said that in order for the club to reach its full potential it needs to attract much larger crowds. Reasons for dwindling numbers range from the clubs location to the lack of atmosphere at the new stadium. It is important to promote the reds at every opportunity as not only the clubs fortunes but those of the stadium rely on it. The A.J. Bell Stadium (Previously Salford City Stadium) has had several controversial top up loans to keep it running over the years, loans which for some have been unpalatable at a time when the City is under economic stresses heaped upon it via funding cuts from Central Government. If the club moved out of the Stadium to a Manchester location it would put huge pressures on the Council as well as the stadium as it is currently shared with Manchester Rugby Union side Sale Sharks who also call it home. The club has so far not made any official statement regarding a name change and at the moment it is purely rumour, the fact that the Mayor has had a say on the matter suggests that it is a rumour that many are taking seriously. The club recently launched what it calls its biggest ever research project, a survey of fans views and opinions on the club, as we reported earlier in the week, some of the questions have left fans worried that the survey is being used to gauge public opinion before any official statement is given. Take The Salford Red Devils Survey
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