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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
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 Pet