Bury FC - JD Stadium
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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