Tomorrow night, we hit the road again as we travel North to Lancashire to face Bury FC in the League.
Bury are sitting seventh in League Two following Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Notts County and confidence will be flying high when the Exiles visit. County are looking to bounce back from a disappointing afternoon at Crawley Town with a win on the road.
Tickets for this match can be purchased online in advance (prices are subject to a booking fee). Tickets can also be purchased on the day at the ground either from the Ticket Office or at the Turnstiles - please note, turnstiles are cash only.
Ticket information for travelling supporters, including ticket prices, can be found here.
Bury’s home is the The Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane and is situated around twenty minutes outside Manchester.
If you are travelling by car, the best postcode to use is BL9 9HP.
There are TWO 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.
Parking is not available for supporters at Gigg Lane itself and street parking is very limited due to permit parking in the area.
Home and away supporters are encouraged to use the Phoenix House car park which is located at 100 Brierley Street, Bury, BL9 9HN (a two-minute walk to the ground).
Phoenix House is charged at £5 per car and is covered by CCTV cameras.
Please note, when returning to the Phoenix House Car Park, you will need to use the pedestrian entrance, which will be unlocked.
The main gate opens on a sensor from inside, so should open as you drive towards it.
Please note Phoenix House car park closes 1 hour following the final whistle.
There are no train stations in Bury.
Instead you will need to make your way to Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Victoria on the train and continue your journey via another means.
Continue your journey via the Manchester Tram Service – The Metrolink.
The Metrolink tram system operates from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria and is a direct service to Bury.
Once you exit the Metrolink Station in Bury, the ground is a 10 to 15-minute walk.
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.
If you are planning to use the Metrolink, please head to www.metrolink.co.uk to check your route for any delays or engineering works.
Continue your journey via Bus
If you are travelling by train but do not wish to use the Metrolink, the 135 Bus Service also departs from both train stations and stops on Manchester Road at the bottom of Gigg Lane. This bus service runs every 15 minutes.
Continue your journey via Taxi
Taxis are also on hand outside the Interchange tram/Bus Station. Estimated charge: £30-£40
AT THE GROUND
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.
The Club also offers the usual matchday refreshments within the concourse areas.
Can’t make the match? We’ve got you covered!
You can watch the match live on iFollow Exiles for just £10. Find out more about this here.