Gigg Lane (capacity 11,840)
Gigg Lane has been home to Bury FC since 1885, with the stadium undergoing some major redevelopment in recent years. Today’s stadium bears little resemblance to the Gigg Lane of the 1960’s, when the capacity was over 35,000. In light of the Taylor Report, it became an all seater stadium in 1999. The club is currently exploring the possibility of a new 20,000 capacity stadium.
The Les Hart Stand (named after former legend) is the largest of the four stands, and has a pattern of blue and white seats that spells out ‘Shakers’, the club’s nickname. The Manchester Road End, which houses the away fans, used to have a scoreboard which was taken from Leicester City’s old stadium, Filbert Street.
Away fans visiting Gigg Lane are located in the Manchester Road End with a typical allocation of just over 2,000.
The club do have a small car park located at Fishpool Loberal club but there is only 40 spaces so this will fill up fast. Therefore, it is adviseable to use the local street parking, though be wary of permit holder only areas.
We’ve compiled a list of car parks, below, near to Gigg Lane for hassle free parking while you’re at the match.
|Car Park||Sat Nav||Cost||Distance to Ground||Description|
|Fishpool Liberal Club||BL9 9HX||Free||0.3km||There are only 40 spaces available at this small car park which is run by Bury FC, so unless you arrive extremely early it is unlikely to be available.|
|Devon Street (street parking)||BL9 9HT||Free||0.2km||Devon Street is a close walk to the stadium and street parking is available if you arrive early enough. However, cars are left at your own risk as the area is not patrolled.|
|Horne Street (street parking)||BL9 9HS||Free||0.2km||Horne Street is also a close walk to the stadium and again there is street parking available for those who arrive early. Again, cars are left at your own risk.|
|Nelson Street (street parking)||BL9 9HX||Free||0.3km||Nelson Street provides yet another street parking option close to the stadium. However, arriving early is advisable and cars are left at your own risk.|
|Phoenix House||BL9 9HN||£5||0.2km||Again there are limited spaces at this car park, situated on Brierly Street, so arriving early is a necessity.|
Bury doesn’t have its own train station, so the nearest station is actually Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. You can, however, get on the Bury Metrolink at both of these stations. The journey itself will take between 20 and 30 minutes. Once you get off the Metrolink in Bury, it’s about a mile to the stadium, which will take around 15 minutes to walk.
When you exit the station, turn left onto Haymarket Street and continue until you cross the A58 junction on to Knowsley Street. Continue along Knowsley Street before bearing left onto Manchester Road A56. Keep going until you bear left on to Heaton Fold and you will see Gigg Lane approaching on your left.
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There are a number of away friendly pubs near Gigg Lane, all of which cater to different needs. Please note, however, that some bars require club colours to be covered and some do not allow children.
However, rather than take our word for it, we want to give you the view from other away fans who have visited Gigg Lane.
Over the coming months we will be building up fans reviews of the best places to drink on an away trip to Bury, and you’ll be able to find them here.
In the meantime, we’ve included a map below with all the best away pubs highlighted for you.
See what other away fans think of Bury’s Gigg Lane in our ‘Away Day Reviews’.
If you’ve already been, then you can share your experience with us by writing your own review.
See how Bury perform in our away day rankings, where away fans rate the pie, pint, cuppa and away day overall.
Check out our photo gallery where you can view other away fans’ photos. You can also share your own experience by uploading your own!