Manchester City Council

  • Manchester becomes Union hotbed

    Greater Manchester has become a hotbed of rugby union development activity as partnerships between the Rugby Football Union, Manchester City Council, Sale Sharks and the Manchester Rugby Union Development Group continue to blossom across the region. The expansion of the rugby union workforce, headed by North West Rugby Development Manager Dave Southern and directed by the City's Rugby Development Officers Phil Clarke and Tom Mapp, is supported by resources provided by the various agencies, wit...

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  • Council Ease Pressure On Salford Loan Repayments

    Salford City Council have extended the deferment of loan repayments from Salford Red Devils for a further a three-years according to Manchester Evening News. Marwan Koukash assumed £3m-worth of debt when he took over the Super League club in 2013, including £1.5m owed to the Council. The loan, paid through an independent administrator after the previous club’s assets were seized to pay off creditors, is due to be paid back by 2038 after a 25-year deal was arranged in 2013. The Council will n...

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  • RFL To Move To Manchester's Etihad Campus

    ... as a leisure and entertainment district. Following an extensive process that began in 2016 and involved applications and proposals from a number of different Councils based in the north of England, the RFL board unanimously approved the proposal from Manchester City Council and the City Football Group last month. The new Rugby League England Performance Unit, led by rugby director Kevin Sinfield, will start to work at the facility from later this year, while all RFL staff will relocate into a n...

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  • IKEA To Build Around AJ Bell As Loans Mount Up

    The AJ Bell Stadium is set to benefit from another £1 million in funding, taking the overall total of loans to over £25 million, as the land next to the ground is close to being sold to IKEA. The Swedish furnishing firm is preparing to purchase part of the 42-acre site surrounding the stadium and Salford Council has revealed that it is to loan the stadium company (jointly owned by the Council and Peel Holdings) another £942,500 and that figure will be matched by Peel Holdings. The stadium, sh...

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  • Manchester gets two more Magic Weekends

    ... League,” he said. “It was clear from the feedback we received from this year’s event that the overwhelming majority of fans had a fantastic experience at the stadium and were keen to return.” All seven games will be shown live on Sky Sports and Manchester City Council Executive Member for Culture and Leisure Councillor Rosa Battle thinks the return of the Magic Weekend is great news for the City as a whole. “Hosting competitions of this calibre shows we are a world class sporting dest...

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  • Salford closing in on bailout deal

    The Salford City Reds are close to sealing a deal for a £1.5 million bailout and hope it will be finalised at a Council meeting early next week. The latest plans to rescue the struggling Super League club, which was handed a winding-up petition in October as a result of unpaid bills, will be considered by the cabinet at Salford City Council on Tuesday. A loan facility of up to £750,000 will reportedly be pledged by the Council and the rest contributed by Peel Holdings, with the board of direct...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the City Council has confirmed. The Council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in Council finances, with the authority...

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  • U20 Championship Heading To Manchester

    Manchester is set to host the 2016 World Rugby U20 Championship after the Rugby Football Union (RFU) won the rights to host the event. The tournament, which is currently taking place in four locations across Italy, will be staged at the AJ Bell Stadium and the Manchester City Academy Stadium in June 2016. The Rugby World Cup is taking place in England later this year and RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie thinks that winning the rights to host the World Rugby U20 Championship next year as well will...

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  • Reds Miss Out on Stadium Sponsor

    Manchester Evening News have reported that motor dealers, the Williams Group, have pulled out of securing naming rights for Salford Reds’ new stadium.Williams, the BMW specialists, were in pole position to take charge after agreeing a lucrative five-year deal with both Salford City Council and landowners, Peel Holdings.However additional signage costs for the stadium’s roofs on top of initial costs were then reported to be too high, forcing the Williams Group into a U-turn. This now leaves t...

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  • Sharks And Red Devils Consider AJ Bell And Alternatives

    Steve Diamond has told the Daily Mail that Sale Sharks are looking at potential new stadium venues this month. 'If they (ed. City of Salford Community Stadium Ltd run by the Council) won't sell the AJ Bell to us we will move,' Diamond told the national newspaper. 'We can't compete financially unless we control the 'wet', the food and the non-match-days. 'There are only 16 games a year at home so we would need another 300 days of weddings, bar mitzvahs, conferences – everything that everyone el...

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