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    Will it ever stop raining? It seems like it hasn’t stopped for months, doesn’t it?

    We look to “go again” after our Tuesday night fixture against fellow promotion hopefuls Wythenshawe was rained off due to a waterlogged pitch.


    We have to celebrate the work of our grounds team and volunteers who have worked hard throughout what has been the wettest February on record to get games on but unfortunately on Tuesday, after an afternoon of rain, they were left with no time to clear the pitch and have it ready to play.

    Our attention now turns to this weekend and the visit of Lower Breck, one of only five sides who have managed to beat The Shakers this campaign who will this time face a much-changed Bury side, with only three of the matchday squad of sixteen still being with us at Gigg Lane.

    Breck have had mixed fortune in their last six outings with 2 wins, 2 draws, and 2 defeats. They currently sit 8th in the Premier Division table just three points off the playoffs and 19 points behind Bury having played one more game.

    It should be a great game of football featuring two sides who still have it all to play for! Get down, be loud and proud, and support your Shakers!

    Her Game Too

    This weekend our fixtures across both men’s and women’s first-team games will celebrate women in football, and in sport in general, as we endorse the ‘Her Game Too’ message.

    Read more about the plans for the weekend here and find out more about your HGT Ambassadors here.

     

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    Alcohol Sales Resume At Gigg Lane

    The sale of alcohol during the game has now resumed as restrictions start to lift. for more information click here

     

    In Opposition – Lower Breck

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    Founded in 2010 in Liverpool’s Tuebrook area, Lower Breck Football Club quickly established itself with a youth-driven approach aimed at future successes. Winning the South Liverpool Youth Division Title in their first season, they moved to the prestigious Carlsberg West Cheshire Association Football League, subsequently making history by winning the league title, West Cheshire Youth Plate, and LCFA County Cup—a first for any West Cheshire League team.

    Joining forces with Famous Grapes Football Club in 2012, Lower Breck entered the Liverpool County Premier League’s 2nd Division, winning the title in their first open-age season. Their ambition led to a European victory at the 2013 Rheintal Trophy in Cologne, Germany.

    By 2013/14, playing as Lower Breck FC in the Liverpool County Premier League’s 1st Division, they earned promotion to the Premier Division. By 2015/16, the club expanded to five teams, emphasizing growth and securing multiple domestic cup victories.

    Achieving an unbeaten record and sweeping all competitions in the 2017/18 season underscored their dominance in Liverpool football. Transitioning to a North West Counties affiliated member within ten years, Lower Breck FC exemplifies grassroots development, setting sights on FA Cup football and benefiting from community support.

     

    Tickets & Admission

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    General sale tickets are available online HERE, which includes hospitality tickets in the Main Stand.

    We recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of the game to allow us to plan appropriately in the ground.

    Please follow requests from volunteers and stewards for directions if unsure.

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

    1885 Suite: £40* per ticket

    * plus booking fees

     

    Pay on the Gate: Whilst encouraging supporters to buy online ahead of the game, turnstiles will be available to take cash & card payments.

    Away Supporters: Visiting supporters will be directed to the Cemetery End entrance.

     

    Season Ticket Holders: We have recognised the requests from some season ticket holders who wish to be sat in the Main Stand, instead of the currently allocated South Stand. The first 250 season ticket holders who wish to watch from the Main Stand, can do so by admission at the turnstile.

    Please arrive early to secure your seat, with allocations made on a first-come, first-served basis.

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

     

    On the Day & In the Ground

    Travel: Gigg Lane is accessible by car and is well served by public transport, please see our page on the TfGM website, which advises the best travel routes to the stadium. Directions can be sourced via Google Maps below.

     

    SatNav Postcode: BL9 9HR

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    Parking: Our new car-park policy for the upcoming season is now in force.

     

    Due to the limited space within the car park at Gigg Lane, it is reserved for the following:

    • Team Playing Staff and Management
    • Match and Competition Officials
    • Club Staff and volunteers transporting matchday equipment
    • Members of the 1885 Suite 
    • Sponsors
    • Blue Badge Holders
     

    If you have a blue badge or mobility issues please email the club secretary at secretary@buryfc.co.uk at least TWO days before the game.  Blue Badge holders shall be prioritised for a parking space.

     

    Entrance to the car park is strictly controlled and includes the areas within and in front of the fenced area.  Please contact the Club Secretary with any other related queries.

     

    There is on-street parking in the residential areas surrounding Gigg Lane, with supporters reminded to be respectful and considerate of the local residents at all times, as well as being mindful of and adhering to the parking permit measures in place in close proximity to the ground.

     

    Stadium Entry: Gates will open at 1:30pm.

     

    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.

     
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    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 new 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. Alcohol will be unavailable in kiosks for the time being, full details available here. Please respect the advice from stewards on managing this process on the day.

     
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    Starkies: For those with tickets in the Main Stand, access to Starkies will be available from when the gates open with drinks required to be consumed in the bar only for the next two games. The bar is limited to a set number and this will be managed by stewards through the day.

    After the game, supporters from other areas of the ground can gain access to Starkies via the ground floor entrance in that corner of the ground – subject to the maximum capacity not being exceeded.

     

    Keep #GiggGleaming: With so much work gone into Gigg Lane to get us to this point, we want to keep it that way and a lot of work goes into turning the ground around between games each weekend. We have a team of volunteers lined up to clean the stands following the game.

    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 Gigg Lane. Designated areas are set aside to do this, follow guidance from stewards on this and only smoke / vape within these areas.

     

    #NonLeagueDogs: For now, dogs are NOT permitted in the ground.

     

    Match Coverage & Live Stream

    If you are unable to make it to the action at Gigg Lane, we’ll have all the live coverage across our media platforms.

    Live Stream: For this game, we will have no live stream. 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 the press box at Gigg Lane. 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 LiveTwitter 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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