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    Match Info: Padiham FC (Broadhurst Park), Tues 16th Apr, 7.45pm KO

    Well, it all comes down to this. Two games to define a season. A crazy season, including points deductions, a number of postponements due to weather, behind closed doors fixtures and now to top it all off, a change of home venue to get the game ON!

    Saturday’s postponement of our game against Padiham, came less than 48 hours after the previous game had ended. This did see us victorious over neighbours Ramsbottom United under rainy Bury skies at Gigg Lane, but ultimately on top of a surface struggling to cope with the rigours it was being put through.

    As manager Dave McNabb explained in his summary video, Thursday night’s game has left the pitch in an unplayable condition and we have a forecast of more wet weather to come.

    With the season end rapidly approaching, the club agreed with the league on a venue switch late on Saturday evening. FC United’s Broadhurst Park coming to the rescue at the eleventh hour. We thank the ‘Red Rebels‘, who have returned the favour following their groundshare with the Shakers from 2005-2014.

    Amazingly, FC United’s first league game at Gigg Lane in the summer of 2005 was against non-other than our opponents at Broadhurst Park this week, Padiham.

    And what a crucial game to take to north-east Manchester. With both Wythenshawe sides ahead of the Shakers in the league going into the weekend, failing to win their respective games against Chadderton and Burscough, the door has cracked open for a late title charge. Two wins lands us top spot and the league title.

    Where would you rather be on Tuesday night? Be #PartofIt with our match information below.
    Match Highlights – Ramsbottom Utd
    Post Match Interviews
    In Opposition – Padiham FC
    Founded in November 1878, Padiham Football Club, initially known as the ‘Caldersiders’, quickly became one of Lancashire’s soccer pioneers and a prominent team in England. The club was a founding member of the Lancashire Football Association’s Senior Cup in 1879 and achieved success in the F.A. Cup during the 1883-84 season. Their early encounters included significant victories over Burnley F.C. and matches drawing crowds exceeding 2,000 at their original ground near River Calder, leased from the Shuttleworth family.

    However, the establishment of the Football League and the legalization of professionalism in football shifted the competitive landscape, leading to a decline in Padiham’s fortunes. The club struggled to attract skilled players and financial constraints forced them into lower leagues.

    World War One halted their activities, and they remained inactive until their revival in 1949 at the Arbories Memorial Sports Ground. Over the years, Padiham saw various league changes and spent significant funds on ground upgrades. They rejoined the North West Counties Football League in 2000, won the Premier Division in 2013, and after a brief stint in the Northern Premier League, returned to the North West Counties League in 2015.

    This season has seen the ‘Storks’ make a late charge at the play-offs, after only two losses in the last 10 they sit in 7th going into the game. Wins in all three final games would see them in with a very good shout of playing in the post-season, so all to play for.

    Highlights of our game at Padiham in summery August conditions can be found below.
    Tickets & Admission
    Plan of Broadhurst Park All previously purchased tickets for our game with Padiham remain valid for this fixture. Please bring them to the gate as normal.

    General sale tickets for our trip to Broadhurst Park are available online until 6pm on Tuesday HERE. A pay-on-the-gate turnstile will be provided on the night, however we recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of the game to allow us to plan appropriately in the ground.

    Prices*: £10 adult, £5 16-18, £3 Under 16s & Free for Under 5s.
    * plus booking fees

    Full details on the venue switch can be found HERE. Please arrive early to secure a seat in the main stand, which holds 500 supporters and allocations made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Please follow requests from volunteers and stewards for directions if unsure.
    Buy Tickets HERE Pay on the Gate: Whilst encouraging supporters to buy online ahead of the game, turnstiles will be available to take cash & card payments.

    Disabled Supporters: Disabled seating is available within the main stand only, purchase tickets (inc Carer ticket) under the ‘Home Supporters’ allocation and head to the main reception upon arrival at Broadhurst Park.

    Away Supporters: Visiting supporters will be directed to the Lightbowne Road End on arrival. Tickets are available for this stand, with cash & card payments also taken.

    FREE Supporter Coach: Recognising the impact this change of venue will have on some supporters who only travel locally, the club are putting on coach travel free of charge. This will be primarily for those supporters who would otherwise struggle to get to the game at Broadhurst Park.

    These coaches will leave Gigg Lane at approx. 6pm on Tuesday evening, returning back to Gigg Lane after the game. Click here to secure your seat.

    Click here to purchase online tickets. Read here on how to access your tickets digitally.

    We look forward to welcoming you at Broadhurst Park.
    On the Day & In the Ground
    Travel: Broadhurst Park is accessible by car and is well served by public transport, please see the Broadhurst Park Travel Hub for more details HERE. Directions can be sourced via Google Maps below.
    SatNav Postcode: M40 0FJ
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    Parking: The car park at Broadhurst Park will be reserved and limited to the following:
    Team Playing Staff and Management Match and Competition Officials Club Staff and volunteers transporting matchday equipment Blue Badge Holders If you have a blue badge or mobility issues please email the club secretary at secretary@buryfc.co.uk as soon as possible.  Blue Badge holders shall be prioritised for a parking space.
    There is on-street parking along Lightbowne Road, with supporters reminded to be respectful and considerate of the local residents at all times and refrain from parking along St.Mary’s Road.
    Stadium Entry: Gates will open at 6:30pm.
    Our matchday volunteers will be on hand, both outside the turnstiles and inside the ground, to guide supporters to where they need to be. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask those who are there to help the day.
    Matchday Programme: You can purchase a programme online now, to collect at the merchandise stall ahead of the game or head to the sellers in and around the ground. Price of £3.

    Pound for the Ground: Our ‘Pound for the Ground’ half-time raffle tickets will be on sale in and around the ground, £1 per entry. Sellers accept cash or card, with 40% of the total pot going to the winning ticket with results announced over the PA system and on the scoreboard.

    Food / Drink: Our catering partner, Quirky Catering, operate the kiosks throughout the ground, and are accessible for supporters under the stands. A selection of hot and cold snacks will be available.
    Keep #BroadhurstGleaming: In wanting to leave a good impression on our hosts, we kindly request supporters to leave all areas as clean as they find them.

    With this in mind, we urge all supporters to make sure any rubbish is processed in the correct manner, using the available bins where necessary, or if possible please take any rubbish away with you.
    Designated Smoking Areas: Supporters are not allowed to smoke / vape anywhere within the stands at Broadhurst Park. Designated areas are set aside to do this, follow guidance from stewards on this and only smoke / vape within these areas.
    Match Coverage & Live Stream
    If you are unable to make it to the action at Broadhurst Park, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.

    Live Stream: Our pay-per-view Live Stream will be available to purchase HERE. Season ticket holders will receive free access to the stream as part of their purchase. Emails will be sent from 6pm to the email used to purchase tickets.

    Keep up-to-date with all our video content via the club’s YouTube Channel. Click to subscribe and never miss highlights and match reaction across the season.
    Audio Commentary: Roch Valley Radio will be providing commentary for this game. Join the team from 7.30pm. Click here ahead of kick-off to listen live. Audio commentary will be provided for every game of the season, so you will never miss a piece of the action.
    Social Media: Our team will also bring you in-depth text commentary via the club ‘MatchDay Live‘ Twitter feed, with team news and score-line updates available also on Facebook and feel like you are there with our match galleries and imagery available over on Instagram.
    Whatever the weather, wherever you are across the globe, we have you covered.
    Up the Shakers!
    #ShakersTogether | #BuryFC | #PartofIt
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    Match Info: Padiham at Broadhurst Park

    We head to Broadhurst Park, home of FC United of Manchester, this coming Tuesday 16th April to take on Padiham in our penultimate game of the season. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

    The top-of-the-table really opened up over weekend, making our game in hand over the top two a crucial one. Two wins will win us the league. We want you there to cheer the lads on.

    As indicated in our release yesterday, we are now able to share more details on how it will work.

    Tickets & Admission

    Tickets already purchased for the game, be that season tickets, hospitality tickets, general admission tickets or matchday programmes will all remain valid for this fixture.

    Our matchday turnstile operators will be on hand to scan in your tickets as usual. We are working on the best solution for those with 1885 / hospitality tickets and hope to provide a separate update to those supporters on Monday following a meeting with FC United.

    We will make tickets available to buy online on Monday, with capacity having now been confirmed at 4,900.

    All tickets issued will be unreserved, with access available to all areas of the ground upon entry. The ground will be open from 6.30pm, with early arrival suggested for those who wish to be seated in the 500 available seats. We would appreciate supporters showing courtesy to those with greater difficulty standing.

    Tickets will be on sale until 6pm on the day of the game, so to guarantee entry make sure you purchase your ticket in advance.

    A pay-on-the-gate turnstile will be made available on the night, up to the available capacity.

    Padiham supporters are requested to purchase away supporter tickets and upon arrival, stewards and staff will direct you to the correct turnstile. More details on this will follow ahead of the game on Tuesday.

    Travel & Transport

    FC United have provided their stadium Travel Plan, which is accessed here. As at Gigg Lane, the car park at Broadhurst Park will be made available for officials, players, staff and for those with mobility issues. To contact about this, please email here.

    Parking for hospitality guests (1885 Suite ticket holders) as offered at Gigg Lane, will unfortunately not be available at Broadhurst Park and we apologise for this inconvenience.
    Parking elsewhere is limited to the roadside along Lightbowne Road. Please do not park along St Mary’s Road or the streets accessed from there, which are to be saved for residents.

    There are a number of public transport options including a local tram stop at Newton Heath & Moston (around a mile walk from the ground), train station at Moston (under a mile from the ground), as well as several bus services from Manchester which alight on St Mary’s Road close to the ground or along Moston Lane, which is a five minute walk away.

    Please check out the details on timings of services before you travel here at Transport for Greater Manchester.

    Recognising the impact this change of venue will have on some supporters who only travel locally, the club are putting on two coaches free of charge. This will be for those supporters who would otherwise struggle to get to the game at Broadhurst Park. These coaches will leave Gigg Lane at approx. 6pm on Tuesday evening, returning back to Gigg Lane after the game. Further details will be provided during Monday.

    We stress that this offer should only be taken up by those who could not get to the game otherwise, giving all supporters the chance of being at the game.

    Live Stream & Audio Commentary

    As usual for all our midweek fixtures, a pay-per-view Live Stream broadcast will be available for all supporters unable to make it to Broadhurst Park. You won’t miss any of the action!

    The stream will cost £6.99 (inc. VAT) and will be available on the day of the game.

    Season ticket holders will be provided with free access to this Live Stream service, as part of their purchase. All will be contacted by email (used to purchase their ticket) ahead of the game, with the details on how to access the game digitally.

    Click here to contact us if you haven’t received access previously and believe you should be doing.

    There will also be live audio commentary provided by the team at Roch Valley Radio from 7.30pm. To access this via their website, click here.

    We hope this answers the immediate questions supporters have. We thank you for your patience and understanding in dealing with this change at such short notice.

    Further details will be released before the game.
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    Bury vs Padiham – Broadhurst Park

    Our game with Padiham has now been arranged for this coming Tuesday evening, 16th April with a 7.45pm kick-off. This time with a change of venue.

    Our friends at FC United of Manchester have offered their Broadhurst Park ground for the night, with the pitch at Gigg Lane currently unplayable following today’s postponement.

    With all fixtures to be completed by Saturday 20th April, and with risk of a further weather related postponement on Tuesday, the club sourced alternative arrangements over the weekend and thank FC United for their generosity and speed to turn this around in such a short timeframe.

    The ground capacity at Broadhurst Park is 4,400 so can accommodate a large midweek crowd.

    We realise this may have a significant impact on some supporters. Further details will be provided as soon as possible regarding admission, travel details and watching the game on a stream.
    All season tickets, and previously bought matchday tickets will be valid as usual. There is no need to buy new tickets.
    More details will follow in the coming days, and we thank supporters for their patience while these are put in place and able to be communicated.
      #BuryFC | #PartOfIt
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    Pitch Inspection: Padiham (H)

    There will be a pitch inspection at 11:15 am due to concerns over the playing surface at Gigg Lane.
      Concerns were raised before Thursday’s game and due to weather before and during the game the pitch deteriorated quite badly, with only light remedial work having taken place yesterday due the pitch condition.
      We want to make sure that the surface is both safe and playable for both teams.
      If the pitch is deemed playable tickets will go back on sale for the South Stand, with pay on the day available in the Cemetery End.
      We will update as soon as we can after the referee has inspected the pitch.
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