Bury FC - JD Stadium

JD Stadium Guide

Stadium Info

Gigg Lane has been Bury's home since 1885. The capacity is more than 11,000 and is more than adequate for their needs, with very few bad seats in the house. That said, if you're in the wrong place, you could end up with a pillar blocking your view of both goals! Inside the main stand, are two executive suites. Both large in size and sporting pictures, shirts and trophies, including the replica FA Cup awarded to them in 1903. The walk through this stand is quite impressive. It's old and they don't try to hide that, but there's a real football stadium feel that's unlike most others.

Away Fans

Visiting supporters now occupying the Manchester Road End behind one of the goals which can hold up to 2,000 supporters and is fully covered. Views are generally good although there are a row of supporting pillars, half way up the stand, impeding views if you're unlucky enough to be in behind them.

Stadium Layout

JD Stadium seating plan:

JD Stadium seating plan

Where To Drink

There's a good selection of drinking places along Manchester Road (linking Bury with Manchester) with one of the more popular, and indeed nicest, especially with away fans, being the Swan and Cemetery, located a short walk (around 10 minutes) from Gigg Lane and passed by most travelling supporters on the way to the ground. The range of beers is fairly unimpressive, but they do serve decent food and welcome children too. Other positive points include the fact that it has a car park for those arriving by car and a beer garden to sit and relax in when the weather's good.

Parking

There's plenty of street parking close to ground. Local supporters say "Don't let the cobble stones put you off, your car won't be on bricks when you get back". In my opinion, get there an hour before kick off and have your choice of parking. don't leave it until the last minute.

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Directions

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By Train

Bury is officially classed as one of the few non-rail towns, however, Manchester itself is easily reached by train from most parts of the country and Bury can be reached fairly quickly from central Manchester via the Metrolink which runs from Altrincham, through the city centre to Bury at regular intervals, of between 6 and 12 minutes, depending on which stop you use.

The two main tram stops in Manchester city centre, if you're arriving by rail, are Piccadilly and Victoria. Trams are more frequent (every 6 minutes) and take less time (20 minutes) from Victoria when compared to Piccadilly (every 20 minutes, taking just under half an hour). A return from any of the city centre stops will cost 3.50.

The Games To See

Rivals - Bolton, Rochdale

Fans Reviews

  • Travel: I have driven to Bury on all 3 visits, and it is a nice straightforward drive, to a well signposted ground, and with plenty of street parking! Any of the side streets along Manchester Road approaching the ground really seem to be fine.

    Refreshments: The Swan and Cemetery on Manchester Road approaching the ground always allows in away fans, and is a pretty decent away pub really. Other than that, just the social club at the ground really.

    Impressions: Strange ground really, in that it has seen a lot of redevelopment in the 90s, so the ground is pretty smart, but is still quite old. There are pillars on three sides, ironically the Cemetery End containing the away fans is the only stand with unobstructed views!

    Atmosphere: The ground has very good acoustics, so even small crowds can make a fair noise. Wasnt good for the Cup game of course being only about 1/6 full, but considering it was so empty, I've still seen much worse!

    Anything Else: Bury have a quite strange thing that they often alternate the away end depending on who the visitors are. Gigg Lane is also quite unique, in that all entry points to the ground are all on the same side of the ground on Gigg Lane, all with just four sets of turnstiles on the Main Stand side.

    Enjoy: Not a bad ground really, always a pretty relaxed day out, if a little short on atmosphere.

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Ground Name: JD Stadium
Capacity: 11,669 (all seated)
Address: Gigg Lane, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 9HR
Main Tel No.: 0161 764 4881
Team Nickname: The Shakers
Year Ground Opened: 1885
Site: www.buryfc.co.uk

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