Our Impressions of The Pavilion
Salford's home is known as 'The Willows' and has a capacity of around 11,500. The home stand, the 'Popular Stand' or 'Shed' is the terracing stand which runs down one touchline, next the tunnel. to the right of 'The Shed' is The North Stand which is generally where the away fans congregate. It is half terracing with a seated area (the Family Stand) directly above.
Opposite 'The Shed' along the other touchline is the Main Stand which houses the Press, Directors and Disabled supporters facilities. This stand is all seated. At the other end of the ground, opposite the North Stand is the Willows Variety Centre and Tavern Bar (downstairs). Both are open pre and post-match for both sets of supporters to mingle and enjoy a pint although to get access to the Variety Centre you have to enter the ground and similarly, there is no direct access through the Tavern to the ground. Inside the ground, outside the Variety Centre is a small terraced area.
Data supplied by 'godisasalfordfan' - 04th September 2003
Directions to The Pavilion
From East & West
Exit the M60/M62 at junction 12, and follow the M602 towards Salford. At the first junction take the first exit onto the A576 and bear left towards Pendleton. At the next set of traffic lights turn right into Weaste Lane (B5228), and follow the signs for 'Salford RLFC'. Continue past Buile Hill park and the ground in so on the left.
Local Area around The Pavilion
The City of Salford has undergone rapid re-development in recent years, the best example being the Salford Quays area, housing The Lowry Art Gallery with Manchester United being just the other side of the Quays.
The area directly around The Willows is known as 'Weaste'. Weaste is a suburban area, which is very heavily built up. The area has a very undeserved reputation for violence and robberies.
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04th September 2003