Nickname: The Ammies
Ground: Moor Lane (5,106)
2016/17 Average Attendance: 1,395
Position Last Year: 4th
Last Season’s Result: 2-1 (H), 1-1 (A)
Salford City joined the 6th tier of English football with a fantastic victory in the play-off final against Workington in May 2016. The highest position they’d ever reached in their 77 year history. Recently, not a club to rest on their laurels, The Ammies invested to ensure they were competitive and finished 5th after an incredibly strong start to the season.
Despite missing out on promotion through the play-offs with a loss to Halifax Town, the club will be hoping to go one better this season and their pre-season ambitions have matched that. A number of high profile signings have been drawn in by media attention and high wages, with City now the bookies favourites to get promoted.
Backed by the money of Peter Lim and the Class of 92, Salford’s old Moor Lane ground is currently being redeveloped and now has three new stands to hold a combined 5,100 people. Completion is expected in December 2017.
Fans making the trip to Moor Lane should expect a 30 minute drive or a quick train journey changing at Manchester Piccadilly. Tickets are set at an incredibly reasonable £7/£3.