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We share facilities with our friends from SALE FC at the Heywood Road ground in Sale, Greater Manchester M33 3WB. The ground is situated 6 miles from central Manchester, and 11 miles from Swinton town centre. There is a public bar on the ground.



The ground is easily accessed from the M60 motorway (from Swinton join the M60 at Worsley roundabout). Leave the M60 at the Stretford and Sale exit, signposted A56 Sale and Altrincham. Turn right onto the A56, and after 1.5 miles turn left onto A6144 Marsland Road. Continue in a straight line until you see Brooklands metro station, and Heywood Road is another 500 yards further on to the right. However, please do not proceed down Heywood Road itself without pre-confirmed car park access.

There is adequate street parking in the vicinity of the ground, including free parking at two local pubs – The Little B (on Marsland Road, back-to-back with the ground), and also at the Brooklands Tap (less than 5 minutes walk from he ground on Hope Street). The Little B serves food on match days, but booking is advised. However, please enter the pub in order to register your car.

Note that if you book the corporate match ticket option, then free onsite parking at the ground is included so long as you let the club know via [email protected]

Blue Badge disabled onsite parking may be arranged via [email protected] , but at least 72 hours before kick-off.

All parking within the stadium grounds is at the driver’s own risk. Neither Swinton Lions nor Sale RFC accept any liability for any loss or damage to vehicles or their contents (there are also signs on site to this effect). This includes ball damage.



If travelling by public transport, the ground is best approached by Metrolink on the Manchester to Altrincham line.

To access the Metrolink system from Swinton, the quickest method is to take the V1 or V2 bus along the East Lancashire Road (A580) into Manchester – alighting at St Peter’s Square Metro Station. Catch any tram with the destination shown as Altrincham, alighting at Brooklands Station.

Exit the station and walk up the steps, then turn right along Marsland Road. Heywood Road is 500 yards up on the right hand side.


Following feedback received from supporters, and regarding access to the upstairs Executive Bar, we can advise as follows. Firstly to re-emphasise that access to the upstairs bar, before and during the game, is strictly by wristband only.

In this respect we have two primary concerns:-

(1) It is important that we respect our major sponsors and corporate hospitality guests who have paid a premium fee for use of the Executive Bar.
(2) However, we do not wish to exclude those supporters who have regularly gone the extra mile to support the club in valuable ways, and have previously used the bar in a respectful manner.

Therefore the following persons will qualify to receive an Executive Bar access wristband from our gate staff on the main gate:-

* ⁠All corporate hospitality guests and visiting dignitaries.
* ⁠Disabled supporters with 1 carer.
* ⁠Any Swinton supporter who has successfully applied for a 2024 Executive Bar pass.

* ⁠To qualify for a bar pass, you need to be a member of at least one of the following : a) PrideBuilder (b) Supporters’ Trust (c) 19 Club (d) a Player Sponsor.

* To obtain your Executive 2024 bar pass (which will apply for the remainder of the season), simply email [email protected] stating which of the above supporter initiatives you are a member. This then qualifies you to collect a wristband on match day. Please note that you must pre-apply for an Executive Bar pass, it cannot be arranged on a match day itself. One member, one pass.

Finally please note that ALL match goers are welcome to use the Executive Bar AFTER the final hooter, and hear the post-match interview with our Head Coach, as well as see the man-of-the-match award.

NOTE – Strictly no glass containers must be taken onto the balcony. Decant into a plastic cup, available at the bar.


Persons entering the ground may only do so providing they accept the following ground regulations:-

  • * All matches are played in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Rugby Football League and, in general, the right of admission is reserved by the club. Persons have no automatic right of entry, regardless as to whether a valid ticket is held.
  • * We may consider evidence of previous unacceptable onsite behaviour, or online abuse, either towards the club itself or club representatives, as legitimate grounds for the refusal of admission to the ground.
  • * Play cannot be guaranteed to take place on a particular day or at a particular time and the club reserves the right to change its advertised fixtures without prior notice and without liability.
  • * Spectators must not make abusive remarks or indulge in swearing or offensive conduct.
  • * Racist, homophobic or sectarian chanting, the distribution of racist, homophobic or sectarian literature and all other forms of racist, homophobic or sectarian behaviour are not acceptable, and are not permitted.
  • * Glass bottles or other glass containers are not permitted on the ground.
  • * Alcohol, flares or offensive weapons may not be brought into the ground. Spectators suspected of attempting to take alcohol or flares into the ground or concealing anything that could be used as an offensive weapon will be the subject of a search by the Clubs Stewards. Anyone refusing to be searched or refusing to allow the Stewards to check bags will be refused admission to the ground.
  • * Spectators, regardless of age, must not sit on the fence surrounding the playing area.
  • * Flags or banners must not be placed so that they cover advertising hoardings.
  • * Smoking is not permitted in the main stand.
  • * Dogs (excluding guidance dogs) are not permitted in the ground.
  • * Unauthorised persons are not permitted to enter the field of play unless in an emergency and if directed to do so by stewards.
  • * Flags and musical instruments, including drums, are not permitted in the Richard Trickey Stand.
  • * Standing is not permitted in the Richard Trickey (Main) Stand.
  • * Cameras with lenses 35mm or over, or other audio visual equipment (e.g. video cameras), are not permitted unless authorised by Swinton Lions or holding the appropriate media credential.
  • * Spectators failing to comply with these regulations will, in the first instance, be advised by a steward. If the misconduct continues, the Steward will issue a formal warning. If the course of action is ignored, the offender will be asked to leave the ground. A Steward will obtain the offenders details and report the matter to the Ground Safety Officer. The matter will be included in the Ground Safety Officers Post Match report. The offender may be suspended from any further games at Heywood Road. Details may also be passed on to the RFL and other clubs.


Increasing inclusion and diversity whilst tackling all forms of discrimination, including racism, is key to the growth and success of Rugby League. The TACKLE IT action plan is sport-wide and sets out specific measures which the sport is taking together to deliver real change.

We at Swinton Lions are playing our part in delivering the TACKLE IT commitments to make a positive, lasting difference. Rugby League stands in solidarity with players, coaches, match officials, fans, volunteers, staff, and supporters in the struggle against racism and discrimination in sport and in society. In addition, a RESPECT  banner will hang from the balcony over the players’ entrance to serve as a RESPECT reminder throughout the season.



Strictly no dogs are allowed on the ground unless they are assistance/guidance dogs.


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