After a busy weekend with friendlies against Bradford City & Preston North End, we’ll do it all again tomorrow evening as we welcome 1874 Northwich to Gigg Lane.
It was the first time we’ve seen Men’s football at Gigg Lane in over four years on Saturday, as Mark Hughes’ Bradford City won by six goals to nil, but the result wasn’t the important part it was that football was back!
Sunday saw us welcome back a Bury legend Ryan Lowe, as he brought a youthful Preston side to face Andy Welsh’s side. There was more in the way of goal opportunities for our forward line, but North End went away with a 2-0 victory. You can catch highlights of this game below:
Tuesday’s fixture is our fifth pre-season fixture, and let’s find out more.
In Opposition – 1874 Northwich
It’s a historic week for our visitors. 1874 Northwich played their first fixture 10 years ago this week, they faced local side Lostock Gralam, a game they won 3-1.
The fan-owned club play their football in Northern Premier League West Division, where they have played for the last two seasons after promotion from the North West Counties League during the COVID pandemic.
The management duo of Paul Bowyer & Wayne Goodison had a mid-table finish last term, but will be looking to improve on that for the 2023/24 season.
Tickets are still available for this fixture with 1874 Northwich, you can also pay on the turnstiles by cash or card.
Prices: £8 adult, £2 Under 16s & Free for Under 5s.
Click here to purchase online tickets.
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 best travel routes to the stadium. Directions can be sourced via Google Maps below.
SatNav Postcode: BL9 9HR
Parking: The car park at Gigg Lane are available for players and officials ONLY, with spaces also made available for blue badge holders. Car park operatives are under strict instructions to apply this policy, if your car is not on the list, you won’t be let on the car park. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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 6.45pm. All spectators will be housed in the South Stand for this fixture.
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.
Food / Drink: Kiosks are accessible for supporters under the stands following the gates opening at 6:45pm. A selection of hot and cold snacks will be available. Alcohol will be sold, and can be consumed anywhere in the stand. Please respect the advice from stewards on managing this process on the day.
The team who compile the award-winning programmes have been at it again with a fresh look for 2023-24. The new look ‘The Shakers‘ programme.
Our second pre-season edition will cover the remaining pre-season games at Gigg Lane and features ‘AFC’s Final Four’ documenting the match reports from the final four games of the 2022/23 season for Bury AFC.
Make sure you don’t miss out on this edition, and grab a copy for just £3 from the sellers in and around the ground ahead of the game.
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 tannoy and on the scoreboard.
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 is going into turning the ground around between games this 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.
#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 contentvia 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 from 7:40pm. 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!