For a while now there has been talk that Salford Red Devils could leave the AJ Bell Stadium, but if Sebastian Gerrard has his way, that will not be the case.
Since May, the Managing Director of family owned building firm Gerrard’s of Swinton has been working to purchase the stadium so that Salford’s future can be settled at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Last night, Gerrard gave an important update in his pursuit of this goal revealing that he is working with the local council to secure Salford’s home.
He also believes that this move will unlock the club’s potential which based on recent seasons is very high after trips to both the Super League Grand Final and Challenge Cup Final as well as playing in the Super League semi-finals last year.
Gerrard said: “Working hard with the council to make this happen. Very excited at a chance to keep the Red Devils in their true home & unlock their potential. Let’s make history together & remind everyone who the best club on the planet is.”
Hello! Working hard with the council to make this happen. Very excited at a chance to keep the Red Devil’s in their true home & unlock their potential. Let’s make history together & remind everyone who the best club on the planet is! #TogetherStronger 👹👹👹
— Sebastian Gerrard (@sebgerrard) November 18, 2022
Gerrard has also hinted in the past that he would like to see Swinton Lions play at the ground as well.
He said: “We would also like to bring Swinton lions back to Salford & keep it the community stadium for us, the people of Salford, as it was intended.”
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