Barclays U21 Premier League action returns to Leigh Sports Village this coming Thursday (11th February 2016, 8pm kick off) as Manchester United U21’s take on Manchester City U21’s. This is a fixture not to be missed, with match day information as below.
As with all Manchester United fixtures at Leigh Sports Village, entry to this game is free of charge. If you wish to attend this fixture, you need to register your details HERE and then follow the instructions that will be sent to you via e-mail, with no need to claim any tickets or print anything to bring on the evening of the game.
Turnstiles for this fixture will open at 6.30pm, with all supporters entering before 7.30pm automatically entered in to a free prize draw to win a signed David de Gea shirt.
There is a limited amount of on-site parking available at Leigh Sports Village, all free of charge. Access to these car parks is via Sale Way, situated directly off A579 Atherleigh Way, with stewards on hand to direct cars where necessary.
Free car parking is also available at Leigh RUFC, situated 15-20 minutes’ walk from the stadium. The clubhouse will be open for business, with the facility to pre-book a car parking space at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/leighrufc. Further car parking is available at Leigh Miners Rangers ARLFC (10 minutes’ walk from the stadium; situated on Twist Lane, WN7 4EF).
There are also numerous pay and display car parks situated in Leigh town centre, approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from the stadium.
All approaches to the stadium and town centre, in particular A579 Atherleigh Way and A580 East Lancashire Road, are expected to be busy and supporters are advised to allow extra time for their journey.
For those travelling by public transport, Leigh bus station is situated in the town centre and is served with regular connections from Manchester, Bolton, Wigan, Warrington and St. Helens. The bus station is a 10 minute walk from the stadium, or alternatively the 597 bus service, operated by South Lancs Travel, runs directly from the bus station to the stadium.
After obtaining advice from Greater Manchester Police in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris last year, please be aware that overt searches, such as bags and personal searches will take place to detect any prevent any prohibited articles from entering the stadium and to provide a visual deterrent.
This searching is conducted under the authority of the Leigh Sports Village Ground Regulations and will apply to staff, partners, visitors and spectators. Any refusal will cause the person not to be admitted into the stadium.
The following articles must not be brought within the ground: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the ground.
Please note that no food and drink is to be brought into the stadium although given the anticipated lower temperatures on Sunday, small flasks containing hot drinks will be allowed to be brought into the stadium.
The Red Zone Café in the Legends Bar (situated at the front of the Kingstone Press West Stand) opens at 5.00pm is the perfect place to get in the mood for the game, with a family-friendly atmosphere alongside fantastic food offers and the chance to win a pair of signed David de Gea goalkeeping gloves with every meal deal purchased.
There are also catering kiosks available in each stand which will be open from 6.30pm, serving a variety of hot and cold snacks along with hot beverages and both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.