Super League stadium set to be bought with massive consequences for Super League side

For a while now there has been talk that Salford Red Devils could leave the AJ Bell Stadium, with Sebastian Gerrard involved in a potential move.

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.

In November 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.”

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.”

The Lions confirmed a dual registration agreement with Super League Champions St Helens last night which will see Saints players who need game time playing for the Lions in 2023.

However, now there has been another twist in the tale with rugby union publication The Rugby Paper reporting that the local council is close to purchasing the stadium.

This comes as Sale Sharks were interested themselves in buying the stadium.

Crucially, the Sharks will be handed control of the stadium according to the Rugby Paper with them set to rewarded a five year lease.

What this could mean for Salford remains to be seen.

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25 days ago

Time to say goodbye to SRD then, Thanks to our friends in sport and a council that has no thought for local things.

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24 days ago