Swinton to remain at Heywood Road for at least three more seasons

Drew Darbyshire

A general view of the Heywood Road stadium, the home of Swinton Lions

Swinton have confirmed that Heywood Road will remain their home ground until at least the end of the 2023 season.

The Lions and rugby union club Sale FC have announced that an agreement has been reached for Swinton to remain at the ground for three more years. The renewal of the lease will see the Lions play out of Sale for a total of eight seasons.

Swinton chief executive Steve Wild said: “Swinton Rugby League Club wishes to thank everyone at Sale FC for their continued support and co-operation.

“Sale FC have become friends as well as stadium landlords, and over the next 3 years I’m sure we will develop the relationship even further in the pursuit of success for both of our historic organisations.

“We have recently worked together closely on Covid and Behind Closed Doors protocol and have spoken about the potential for future joint initiatives, and this spirit of co-operation will undoubtedly continue once crowds are allowed back in the ground.

“The facilities at Sale are absolutely superb, and are greatly appreciated by our players, staff and fans. Also, in being so close to the motorway and tram networks, it’s a tremendously well-situated venue for all Greater Manchester rugby league and rugby union followers.”

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