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First Time Visitor

First Time Visitor

Here at Bury Football Club, we want all supporters visiting us to have an enjoyable experience.

We have compiled useful information for all supporters attending games, which covers all aspects of your matchday journey.

Should you have any questions or comments that aren't covered in this section, please contact our Supporter Liaison Officer using the following:

Tel: 0161 696 8500 (Direct Dial)
E-mail: ben.miles@buryfc.co.uk

 

Bury Football Club uses an online ticketing system, Eventbrite. You can purchase your tickets in advance of your arrival, cutting out any need for queuing at the Ticket Office; quite a benefit in the cold and wet winter months!

Your tickets can either be printed and brought with you, or you can download them to the Eventbrite app! Specialist scanners are in place at the turnstiles, allowing hassle-free entry to the Stadium!

If there is a special occasion for your visit, you can request an announcement in our official programme, and on our big screen, located within the Stadium! Examples can include birthdays, anniversaries, congratulations and many more!

To make a request, please e-mail programme@buryfc.co.uk at least 7 days prior to your visit to guarantee inclusion.

We are based in the county of Lancashire, approximately 20 minutes from Manchester. Our home stadium is Gigg Lane, which has been the club's home since formation back in 1885.

If you are travelling to us by car, the best postcode to use for most Satellite Navigation devices is BL9 9HP, which is for Gigg Lane itself.
There are 2 ways to get to the ground, which are:

From the M66 (Junction 3): (2.5 Miles to the ground) leave the Motorway at Junction 3 (preferred route as this avoids the town centre). From the bottom of the slip road turn onto Pilsworth Road.

This road curls around a large ASDA Supermarket, continue straight on around the mini roundabout (McDonalds on the right-hand corner) and continue straight ahead.
Pilsworth Road merges with Croft Lane soon after with no visible indication. After approx. 1.1 miles, the road comes to a mini roundabout with Hollins Lane and Hollins Brow. Carry on in the same direction and onto 'Hollins Brow', this road then curls round to the right before meeting Manchester Road and traffic lights at the bottom of the hill.

Turn right onto Manchester Road and continue towards the ground for approx. 1.2 miles. Gigg Lane is on the right-hand side (Redvales Playing Fields on the left). The ground is well signposted. Once you turn onto Gigg Lane, the Stadium can be found approx. 200 yards up the road on the right-hand side.

From the M60 (Junction 17 – signposted A56 Whitefield & Prestwich)): (3.4 miles to the ground) Leave the motorway at junction 17 and follow the signs for Bury (A56 Bury New Road).

Continue in this direction for approx. 3.1 miles. This road will eventually merge with Manchester Road with no obvious signs. Continue along Manchester Road and Gigg Lane is on the right-hand side (Redvales Playing

Fields on the left). The ground is well signposted. Once you turn onto Gigg Lane, the Stadium can be found approx. 200 yards up the road on the right-hand side.

If you are travelling to us by train, please be advised that there are no train stations in Bury. The nearest mainline stations are Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria. The Metrolink tram system operates from both and is a direct service to Bury. Once you exit the Metrolink Station in Bury, the ground is a 10 to 15-minute walk.
We strongly advise all supporters using the Metrolink to check on their website for any engineering works - http://www.metrolink.co.uk

The 135 Bus Service also departs from the same station and drops on Manchester Road at the bottom of Gigg Lane (Every 15 minutes service).

Taxis are also on hand outside the Interchange tram/Bus Station.

To walk to Gigg Lane from Metrolink. Come out of the tram exit, up the stairs and turn right. Cross the dual carriageway (Angouleme Way) and head down Market Street (Bury College is on both sides of the road). At the bottom of the road, continue over the mini roundabout and continue down Market Street until you come to Bury Cemetery gates – this is Gigg Lane and the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane can be found by turning right and walking for approx. 500 yards.

Parking is limited on Gigg Lane and the surrounding area and the main club car park is used for club staff, player, and hospitality guests.
 
Home and away supporters are encouraged to use the Phoenix House car park which is located at 100 Brierley Street, Bury, BL9 9HN, opposite the stadium.
 
At £5 per car, Phoenix House is the best option for those attending the game. It is covered by CCTV cameras and is a 2-minute walk to the ground.
 
When you return to the car park after the game, go through the pedestrian entrance, which will be unlocked. The main gate opens on a sensor from inside, so if it is closed as you are exiting, simply drive your vehicle to the gate and it will slowly open.
 
Please note Phoenix House car park closes 1 hour following the final whistle.

If fans choose not to park on Phoenix House car park, then please be aware that some areas around the ground are permit parking only.

As we mentioned in the 'Before You Arrive' section, advance tickets can be purchased online. If you prefer getting your tickets in person, then you can do so from our Ticket Office during their hours of operation, which are Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm; Saturday matchdays 9am – 3pm and 4:45pm to 5:15pm and Tuesday matchdays 9am until kick-off.

Please note that for Bank Holidays these hours are subject to change. Supporters are advised to check the official website (www.buryfc.co.uk) and Social Media channels (@buryfcofficial).

If you are buying your ticket on the day of the game, you can do so directly from the turnstile, which saves time queuing at the Ticket Office.

Click to see our matchday ticket prices.

Should you have any ticketing enquiries, please e-mail tickets@buryfc.co.uk

Home supporters are housed in the Main and South Stands, with visiting supporters in the Tappit (East) Stand. The Cura Accountancy (West) Stand is only opened when required and is usually closed to all supporters.

When accessing the stadium as a home supporter, your ticket grants you access to both home stands, which are accessible via the relevant turnstiles.

Whilst we do offer 'unreserved' seating – which means we don't force you to sit in a particular seat – we do ask that you are mindful of our season ticket holders, who may prefer to watch the game from their designated seat. These are clearly identifiable by stickers placed on the underside of the seat, which are visible when the seat is in an upright position.

Our matchday programme contains 64-pages and costs just £2.

Our programme sellers can typically be found by each of the main entrances which are at each end of the car park, by Gigg Lane. There is also a programme seller located at the Ticket Office.

Pre-game, the on-site Bury FC Social Club is open to home and away supporters and as well as two bar areas, offers a selection of hot and cold food options.

When scheduling allows, the live game will also be shown on the projector screen as well as the various TV screens that adorn the walls.

The Club offers the usual matchday refreshments within the concourse areas, via stadium catering company, Centreplate.

Our retail store offers a selection of merchandise, including the latest home and away kits, training wear and fashion items.

Branded items, such as pin badges, pens, pencils and car air fresheners are often available for home and visiting supporters alike to purchase.

Our official manufacturer, Admiral, operate the store which is only open on home matchdays.

For seasonal opening hours, supporters are advised to check the official website (www.buryfc.co.uk) and Social Media channels (@buryfcofficial)

 

Peeler is the much-loved mascot of the Club.

 

The modern-day Police force was founded by Sir Robert Peel, who hailed from Bury and was a former British Prime Minister.

 

Peeler enjoys having his photo taken, so if you see him give him a paw-shake and pose for a photo

The Club appreciates and wants to learn from your experience of your visit to Gigg Lane. Please let us know by sending an e-mail to ben.miles@buryfc.co.uk

You can also see our full list of club contacts.

We hope you enjoy your day with us at Bury Football Club!