Moor Lane

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Moor Lane
LocationMoor Lane
Kersal
Salford
M7 3PZ
Coordinates 53°30′49.07″N2°16′36.39″W / 53.5136306°N 2.2767750°W / 53.5136306; -2.2767750 Coordinates: 53°30′49.07″N2°16′36.39″W / 53.5136306°N 2.2767750°W / 53.5136306; -2.2767750
Public transitMoor Lane Bus Stop
Owner Salford City FC
OperatorSalford City FC
Capacity 5,108 [1]
Record attendance4,518 (Salford City 0–3 Leeds United, EFL Cup first round, 13 August 2019) [2]
Field size105 by 68 metres (114.8 yd × 74.4 yd) [3]
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Opened1978 [4]
Expanded2016–2017
Main contractorsStadium Solutions
Tenants
Salford City (1978–present) Swinton Lions (2002-2004)

Moor Lane, currently known as the Peninsula Stadium for sponsorship purposes, is a football stadium in the Kersal area of Salford, Greater Manchester, England. The stadium has a capacity of 5,108 and is the home of Salford City Football Club.

History

Salford City moved to Moor Lane in 1978, [5] but the stadium had been a venue for other sports for many years prior to that date; Manchester Rugby Club played there from 1908 until 1969. [6]

In October 2016, it was announced that the stadium would undergo renovation, which would see its capacity rise from 1,600 to 5,108, including 2,246 seats. [7] Planning permission was subsequently given on 15 December 2016. [7]

On 19 October 2017, the newly-renovated stadium was reopened by Sir Alex Ferguson, and it was revealed that the club had agreed to a partnership with Peninsula Business Services as sponsors, with the ground to be renamed Peninsula Stadium. [8] In March 2019, the stadium hosted a semi--professional international fixture between England C and Wales C; the game ended in a 2–2 draw. [9] [10] The record attendance at the ground is 4,518 on 13 August 2019, for a 3–0 loss to Leeds United in the EFL Cup first round. [2]

The stadium is served by bus route 93 between Bury and Manchester, route 94 between Pilsworth and NMGH, route 95 between Bury and Salford Shopping Centre and nearby route 484 serving Eccles, Swinton, Pendlebury and Prestwich. It is served by route 92 during the evening.

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References

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