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    Vote Results: Your 2024/26 Away Kit!

    We already know that we will be playing on the road in yellow and blue for the next two terms, as voted for by our members a few weeks ago. More recently FSSB Members have been voting for the design on our next away kit which will be manufactured by our friends over at Hope+Glory!

    Well, the votes are in, the numbers have been crunched and we are delighted to announce that there was only one clear winner.

    From 1,715 ballots sent out and 918 votes cast kit option THREE ran away with the votes, with 46% of members having it down as their first choice with the scores fairly evenly split amongst the other designs.
      These will be available for pre-order from Monday 22nd April at the Hope+Glory Bury FC Online Store.

    In the same ballot FSSB members also voted on the general policy for season ticket refunds, you can read more about that here.
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    Vote Results: General Season Ticket Refund Policy

    As well as holding our recent kit vote, FSSB members also voted on our general season ticket refund policy.

    We had 918 ballots returned from 1,715 individual emails issued.

    91% of voters approved the general policy for season ticket refunds. 586 voted in favour and 59 were against. 273 abstained, a larger than usual number representing members who are not season ticket holders and did not vote on this issue.

    This was also reflected in the preferential vote where a cash refund was the least popular option, with only 62 people ranking it as their first choice option. A huge 49% of voters offered to waive any form of refund as their first choice option, which won the vote once second, third and fourth options were also factored in. There was little demand for a discount on next season’s season ticket, slightly more than the requests for a cash refund, and some support for free entry to play-off games.

    We will review these results and assess what we do next. We are not avoiding cash refunds where they are requested but it is heartwarming to see that the vast majority of over 90% of supporters are not interested in a refund at all, and certainly not a cash refund. This gives us the predictable financial security we need heading into the close season, after what has been an extremely damaging month for the club’s revenues.

    Running the Gigg Lane stadium is a significant financial burden and the terrible weather this winter has cost us many tens of thousands of pounds in maintenance fees and lost revenues through postponements. Forcing the club to play behind closed doors would have put the club under significant financial duress again if supporters had not indicated that they were happy to waive refunds, and we would like to thank all of you for your generosity of spirit. It is clear that this club belongs to you.

    We do not expect the weather to play a part in future with a 3G pitch in place. It’s critical to our progress. We do, however, need to ensure that supporter behaviour does not affect the club’s future. We are continuously being scrutinised by the Manchester FA for the conduct of our supporters. Should any further allegations arise, we are putting ourselves at risk of further severe sanctions, which really do threaten our existence.

    Despite repeated issues, we still struggle to convince a very small number of people of the consequences of poor fan behaviour and their personal responsibility for it. We know, however, that most Bury fans do understand and we remain extremely grateful for your support in the many forms you provide.

    In the same ballot FSSB members also voted on our away kit for the coming two seasons, you can read more about that here.
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    Match Info: AFC Liverpool (H), Sat 6th Apr, 3pm KO

    It was three points for Dave McNabb’s Barmy Army on the Road at Adie Moran Park this past weekend as a brace of wonder goals from super sub Conner Comber made sure that all three points came back up Manchester Road to Bury.

    You can re live all the action from what was a fantastic North west Counties Premier Division battle in our match highlights below.

    We now have only four games remaining in our league campaign and our eyes are still fully set on promotion to the Northern Premier League.

    We start our final four with a visit from mid table AFC Liverpool who currently sit 13th in the table with 17 wins, 5 draws and 21 defeats chalked up this season. In our last encounter at the Marine Travel Arena The Shakers took all three points courtesy of two first half goals from Andy Briggs and Dec Daniels.

    With the weather forecasted to be “wet” over the next couple of days we will be working with the North West Pitch Maintenance team as always to make sure the playing surface is ready for play and will share updates across our website, social media platforms and by email should there be any doubt about the game going ahead.

    We hope to see another bumper crowd down at Gigg to cheer the lads on and get behind us as we continue our fight for promotion.

    Else where in the league we are sure that fans will be keeping an eye on fellow promotion chasers Wythenshawe FC who host Pilkington and Wythenshawe Town who travel to West Didsbury & Chorlton.

    We are offering free entry to our Armed Forces for our game against AFC Liverpool this weekend please see the “Ticketing & Admission” section further down the page for more information on how to be #PartOfIt.
      Match Highlights
      Post Match Interview With Dave McNabb
      Post Match Player Interviews
      In Opposition – AFC Liverpool
    AFC Liverpool was formed in 2008 by 1,000 Liverpool FC fans who had become increasingly frustrated at the cost and difficulty in obtaining tickets for Premier League matches. The mooted ‘39th game’, in which Premier League fixtures would be played in different parts of the world, proved to be the final straw as it clearly highlighted that those who ran top flight football were more concerned with money than its fans.

    A website was created and, with the response being positive, work began to move to the next stage and create a steering group to make the club a reality. At the beginning of March 2008, AFC Liverpool was officially formed and it was made clear that the club was not in any way a response to the contentious ownership issue at Anfield or as a protest against Liverpool Football Club. It was a response to issues at the top end of football in general.

    Originally ground-sharing with Prescot Cables, and accepted into the North West Counties, they won 10 of their opening 11 games, consolidating their position in the league for the first three seasons. AFC Liverpool benefitted from clubs being demoted and expelled from the league in 2011, accepting their position in the Premier Division for the 2011-12 season.

    They stayed in the First Division North again until 2021, when the results of the two curtailed COVID seasons were used to re-structure the leagues. AFC Liverpool again benefitted from a strong set of results and resumed in the Premier Division from the 2021-22 season.
        Tickets & Admission

      General sale tickets are available online HERE, details for Season Ticket holders can be found below.

    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
    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.
      Away Supporters: Visiting supporters will be directed to the Cemetery End entrance. If visiting supporters have purchased a ticket for another stand previously, please head to this end. Turnstile operators will be on hand to assist. Tickets are available for this stand, with cash & card payments available.
      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.

    We are offering free entry to our Armed Forces for our game against AFC Liverpool this weekend.

    Bury has a rich military heritage and as part of the club’s commitment to reaching out to all members of the local community, and building on Bury Council’s support which saw them awarded the ‘Gold’ award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, we are offering the opportunity to all serving personnel and veterans to be at Gigg Lane for our important game as the season comes to a close.

    To be #PartofIt, head to the hospitality entrance within the Main Stand at Gigg Lane on the day (from 1.30pm) to present your ID and recieve your entry ticket*.
    We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday.
      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 car-park policy 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.
      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.
      Starkies bar Starkies: For those with tickets in the Main Stand, access to Starkies will be available from when the gates open. 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: No stream available for fixtures on a Saturday afternoon due to the broadcasting restrictions in the UK. 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 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!
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    Gigg Lane: Own the Turf

    This is your chance to own a little bit of Bury Football Club history.

    In readiness for the introduction of a 3G pitch at the home of the Shakers this coming summer, the club are making 500 pieces of the hallowed turf available for supporters to purchase before the redevelopment takes place.

    Full details on the redevelopment HERE.

    The turf will be presented in a seed tray (approx. size – 344mm x 214mm x 52mm), and available from Gigg Lane for COLLECTION ONLY.

    Purchasers will be informed when the turf will be ready for collection, which will be on completion of the season. 

    The cost per piece is £20 (inc VAT & booking fees), with all funds raised going to Bury Football Club.

    Order your piece by clicking below.
      Buy your Gigg Lane Turf   Penalty Spot Raffle
    Own one of the spots where Legends made their mark, by also entering the raffle to be in with a chance to win one of the Gigg Lane penalty spots!

    Take home your part of Gigg Lane history, a symbolic piece of the pitch where our star-strikers of the past – Mark Carter, Andy Bishop and Ryan Lowe, as well as some of the new breed in Benito Lowe and Dec Daniels have all struck for the Shakers from 12-yards.

    The draws will be separate for each penalty spot, so make sure you purchase a ticket for both to be in with a chance of winning.

    The winning ticket will be drawn following completion of the season, with the winning ticket holder informed to arrange COLLECTION ONLY from Gigg Lane.

    The cost per raffle ticket is £10 (inc booking fees), with all funds raised going to Bury Football Club.

    Buy your raffle tickets by clicking below.
      Penalty Spot Raffle Tickets   As always, keep across the latest from the club on the website, X / Twitter & Facebook.

    To subscribe to emails, fill out the form HERE.

    Join as a Football Supporters Society of Bury member for just £5 a month HERE.
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