The City of Salford Stadium
is the future new home of Salford City Reds
. Salford City Council formed a joint venture company with Peel Holdings
of the area due to be developed in Barton-upon-Irwell
Initially the stadium will be built for a 12,000 crowd but it will be extended to accommodate up to 20,000 over time.. The stadium will have an area designated for standing supporters. This partial-standing design is similar to the Halliwell Jones Stadium
, home of Warrington RLFC
. The Reds' current ground, the Willows
, in the Weaste
district of Salford
, is a similar sized ground with a capacity of around 11,000, with 2,500 seats.
The development will include built-in offices, player facilities, hospitality boxes, concessions, community resources, two community outdoor sports pitches and will be available for business and public hire.
In anticipation of its completion the stadium is bidding to be a host venue during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup