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Super League club financially under pressure despite rugby union partnership

Salford Red Devils are edging towards securing their future finally after an ongoing saga about their stadium.

On December 1st, their tenancy agreement at AJ Bell Stadium which threatened to unravel their future. Without a stadium agreement, they could have lost their Super League status.

Fortunately, the Red Devils have agreed an extension for 12 months and are set to present a proposal alongside fellow residents Sale Sharks.

The club confirmed: “Additionally, Sale Sharks and Salford Red Devils have agreed and jointly presented a working proposal between the clubs to Salford City Council. The proposal outlines terms that would enable a productive relationship and a future for each at the Salford Stadium, as well as profit for all parties. Terms include an initial and fair division of commercial assets and matchday revenues.”

However, within this statement, the Red Devils confirmed that they were under pressure financially but were committed to competing despite this:

“Regardless of the pressures this has placed on the Club’s finances, we are committed to trying to retain the same on-pitch ambitions of previous years. Now we have certainty going into next season, I’d urge anyone still holding off from buying their season ticket to do so. We have made strides both on and off the pitch in recent years and are looking forward to building on those in 2024.”

Despite this, amidst a busy Christmas period, Marc Sneyd, Cade Cust and Joe Shorrocks visited St Ann’s Hospice in Little Hulton to give staff, and residents a nice Monday afternoon boost.

As our relationship continues to blossom, Salford Red Devils wanted to recognise the incredible service the hospice provides all year round, but especially during the festive period.

Fundraising is essential to the running of the hospice and all of their services are free of charge, so initiatives like the current Christmas appeal are very important.

To find out how you can make a difference, please click HERE.

On Monday afternoon, Sneyd, Cust, and Shorrocks were the friendly faces who greeted staff and residents with some treats of non-alcoholic mulled wine, and mince pies.

Heather Bennett, the In-Memory and Legacy Fundraiser at St Ann’s Hospice, has said: “The relationship between St Ann’s Hospice and Salford Red Devils is so important in highlighting what community support really means.

“We are so grateful to Salford Red Devils for continuing to think of us and being there for us, helping raising awareness of what we do.

“We are looking forward to watching this relationship continue to grow!”

Managing Director of Salford Red Devils, Paul King has added: “Our St Ann’s Hospice ‘takeover day’ last season was a huge success and the perfect way to recognise the incredible services the charity provides.

“I know Christmas is a busy period for the staff, so hopefully the mince pies and mulled wine were a welcome boost.

“As always, it was great to see our players in attendance and I encourage anyone to see how they can help with their ongoing Christmas appeal!”

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