Over the past 12 months our Peninsula Stadium home has undergone dramatic change, not least to the name itself.
This time last year the ground was still the traditional venue that had sustained Salford City FC over many seasons. Improvements that allowed us to play at Step 3 of the non-league game had been made but the ground was quite basic. Since then the transformation has been astonishing, with four stands build from scratch. We now have a stadium that is fit to grace the National League North. Hopefully, in the not too distant future, it will be hosting National Division and English Football League fixtures.
More work lies ahead, but for now it has been decided that the spectator facilities at The Peninsula Stadium are largely sufficient to meet requirements for the level of attendance we currently attract. As well as sponsors’ boxes we have the ’92 bar and a vibrant fan-zone where a variety of food and drink can be purchased and enjoyed in a convivial atmosphere.
When plans for the stadium were originally made public it was intended that the South Stand (Nevile Road side) would have built-in offices and changing rooms to the rear, with a stand-length bar and restaurant on the first floor. That level of facility remains the long-term aim but for now space to the rear of the South Stand will be used for much needed extra car parking. We will, of course, review our plans as time goes by and the supporters will be kept fully updated about future developments at the Peninsula Stadium. The club is aware of certain improvements that are required in the shorter term and will look to implement these in the very near future.
A WORD OF THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS
We would like thank our fans for their patience and co-operation while the stadium was redeveloped. The level of support for the team has been tremendous, both home and away.. With another memorable campaign unfolding we know we can count on your backing as Salford City Football Club strives to progress both on and off the field of play.