On Sunday, after sealing the clubs highest ever Super League finish, Ian Watson will be looking to guide the Red Devils to Wembley for the first time since 1969.
It’s also the club’s first Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final appearance in twenty years and while it will be a fantastic occasion for the players, staff and supporters, fans are reminded of a few guidelines ahead of Sunday’s fixture.
The Red Devils have sold their full allocation of tickets and due to the large numbers fans are reminded to arrive at the game early with turnstiles opening from 13:00pm. The Box Office will be open from 11:30am for all enquiries while the North Corporate Area will open at 12:00pm and the East Lounge will open at 13:00pm. All corporate areas will close around 17:30pm.
There will be a police presence at the Halliwell Jones Stadium for the safety of those attending and to ensure the event runs smoothly. All bags will be searched as well as large coats and supporters are advised to not bring bags unless necessary or on medical grounds. Also, no prams will be allowed in the stadium unless in the corporate areas as there are no facilities.
As with all matches the ‘Challenge 25’ protocol will be in place in and around the stadium and fans are reminded to carry identification with them at all times. In addition, there will be zero tolerance regarding racial and abusive chanting as well as smoking being prohibited inside the ground.
Fans are also reminded to stay off the pitch at all times and there will a heavy steward presence in the immediate aftermath to the game.
We, at Salford, understand that supporters will look to enjoy the occasion but it is important to remind fans that they are representing the club and we hope they do so in a sensible fashion and cheer the boys on to Wembley.
CEO Ian Blease said: “This is a huge game for not only the Club but our city and we expect everybody to go along and have a great time and stay out of any trouble. The eyes of the sporting world are on us and we will not hesitate to take strong action against any supporter not behaving in a acceptable manner. Think before you act.”
The Red Devils understand this is a big day for our fans and we ask you to look out for each other and help everybody have a memorable Semi-Final Sunday.