Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Bury FC- Gigg Lane

Visits: 3 (2 Unofficial)
Bury 0-1 Everton (Pre Season Friendly, July 14th 2007)
Bury 2-1 Everton (Pre Season Froendly, July 16th 2009)
Bury 3-3 Preston North End 4-5 on Penalties (Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Northern Quarter Final, December 18th 2012)
Stands I’ve Been in:  South Stand, Manchester Road End
Ticket Price (1st Official Visit): £10
Attendance (1st Visit): 2,023
Address: Gigg Lane, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 9HR

Transport

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.

Main entrance, pre season 2009

Food & Drink

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 thesocial club at the ground really.

Looking towards the Cemetery End for a penalty shootout against Preston, 2012

Inside the Ground

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!

The Main Stand, pre season 2007

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, Ive still seen much worse!

The Manchester Road End, pre season 2009

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.

The South Stand, 2012

Overall

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

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