First Team Star
Oct 19, 2018, 8:09 AM
Team(s): Not any more
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This - specifically, moving to a site at Agecroft - has been rumbling along for some time. Swinton have provided an update on their website. Greater Manchester Mayor (and RFL President) Andy Burnham has indicated he will assist "wherever possible".
Swinton RLFC and a return to the M27 postal district
For those who don't follow lower league RL, Swinton have been nomadic since 1992, when they left Station Road, their home since 1929. Until its latter years, when decay was only too evident (and featured gleefully in BBC footage of Terry Holmes's disastrous RL debut in December 1985), Station Road was one of rugby league's most impressive grounds. It staged Test matches and cup semi-finals. Station Road's record crowd was 44,621, its nominal capacity 60,000. Houses now cover the site. Post-Station Road, Swinton, in front of decreasing crowds, have played at Gigg Lane (Bury), Moor Lane (Kersal), The Willows (Salford), Leigh Sports Village, Park Lane (Whitefield) and - since 2016 - Heywood Road (Sale).
Footage from Swinton's last game at Station Road (against local rivals Salford):
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Ground/venue totals: Football 900; Rugby Union 264; Rugby League 214; Cricket 125; Speedway 53; Stock Cars 25; Grasstrack 15; Ice Hockey 15; Cycle Speedway 4; Greyhounds 2.
(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Oct 19, 2018, 8:33 AM)