Salford chief executive David Tarry has welcomed the move to bring Sale Sharks to the Salford City Stadium.
The long-mooted move was finally confirmed earlier this week, and will see the Aviva Premiership rugby union side move in ahead of the 2012/13 season.
Tarry told the club’s official website: “It is a real boost for the city of Salford to have an elite club from both codes within its boundaries, and playing in what will now be widely recognised as a landmark Rugby venue will help to drastically increase the profile of both clubs. The deal announced today has significant benefits for Salford City Reds. Success at Salford City Stadium is now a more affordable proposition – something that is essential as we progress, strengthen and grow into a real force in Super League over the next couple of seasons.
“We would like to welcome Sale to the Salford City Stadium and wish them every success here – if we both thrive as expected it will be a real boost for all concerned.”
Sale will, like Salford, play their home games on Friday nights, but plan to fit their first few home games in August and September around the existing Super League schedule, enabling the Reds to repay the favour at the start of the Super League season in 2013.