Manchester United U23s take on Reading in a Premier League 2 fixture at Leigh Sports Village on Friday 16th August 2019, (7pm kick off).
As usual, this game is free for you to enjoy. All you have to do is turn up and make your way to the Kingstone Press West Stand (the main stand with the big screen on it as you look from Morrisons) and walk through one of the open turnstiles. Don’t forget to pick up a raffle ticket to enter the competition to win Luke Shaw boots.
If you have signed up or registered for this game, there’s no need to print out confirmation or bring any form of tickets with you: it’s just so we can keep you informed about future Manchester United games at Leigh Sports Village, send you a digital teamsheet and much more.
Please be aware heavy rain is forecast for the period prior to the fixture. Leigh Sports Village Stadium has a world class playing surface with good drainage and the stands are covered, but please do not bring golf umbrellas to the game as they will not be permitted into the stadium. Retractable umbrellas are fine.
We don’t want you to miss a moment of Manchester United U23s action so please arrive at Leigh Sports Village with plenty of time to sample the pre-match atmosphere for this game.
Turnstiles are open at 6pm. Catering kiosks serve a variety of hot and cold snacks along with hot beverages and both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Kiosks close 20 minutes after the start of the second half. Please note the Legends Bar is not operating for this game.
Please see below for detailed travel and catering information.
As always, traffic congestion is expected around the stadium and supporters are advised to allow extra time in their journey. However, should you miss the kick off then there are ‘late gates’ which will be open until the end of the first half.
TRAVEL AND PARKING
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. Please be aware that there are now two hour parking restrictions on the Morrisons supermarket car park on match day.
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. Please also be aware that after the game, the A580 will be shut Westbound from Morley’s Bridge to the Greyhound Roundabout. This should not affect your journey home.
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. Leigh bus station is a 10 minute walk from the stadium. The Vantage V1 bus service is the best and quickest way to get to Leigh Sports Village from Central Manchester.
The nearest train stations are Atherton (4.2miles), Newton-le-Willows (5.3miles) and Wigan North Western on the West Coast mainline (7.9miles).
CATERING & LEGENDS BAR
The Legends Bar is not open for this game.
There are also catering kiosks available in each stand which will be open from 6pm, serving a variety of hot and cold snacks along with hot beverages and both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Kiosks close 20 minutes after the start of the second half.
Please note that no food and drink is to be brought into the stadium. If you have any specific dietary or medical requirements please contact the LSV safety team in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to kindly remind all supporters that, in line with government legislation, smoking is not permitted anywhere within Leigh Sports Village Stadium. This also includes the use of e-cigarettes.
We would also like to remind supporters that unfortunately there is no re-admittance to Leigh Sports Village Stadium, should any supporter wish to exit the stadium in order to smoke.
We appreciate the cooperation of all supporters regarding this matter.
In light of advice received from Greater Manchester Police, 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: golfing umbrellas, 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.
If you wish to raise any concerns about abusive language or poor behaviour in the stadium please speak to a steward or use our confidential textline on 07432 473183