Heywood Road

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Heywood Road
Location Sale, Greater Manchester, England
Coordinates 53°24′57.87″N 2°19′16.54″W / 53.4160750°N 2.3212611°W / 53.4160750; -2.3212611Coordinates: 53°24′57.87″N 2°19′16.54″W / 53.4160750°N 2.3212611°W / 53.4160750; -2.3212611
Capacity 3,387 (2017)[1]
Surface grass
Opened 1905
Sale F.C. (1905-)
Sale Sharks (1996-2003)
Sale Jets
Swinton RLFC (2016)

Heywood Road is a rugby union stadium in Sale, Greater Manchester. It has been the home ground of Sale F.C. since 1905.[2] It was the home ground of spin-off professional club Sale Sharks until they moved to Edgeley Park, Stockport, in 2003.[3] Its capacity was 5,400 in 2003. Sale Sharks' 'A' team, the Sale Jets, still play at Heywood Road.

For the 2016 season, it is home to Championship rugby league team Swinton.


  1. ^ "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | The media man: Dave Swanton". BBC News. 2005-04-04. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  2. ^ Sale FC Rugby Club. "History of Sale FC". Sale FC. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ Mullins, Nick (2003-05-06). "BBC SPORT | Rugby Union | English | Sale bid farewell to Heywood Road". BBC News. Retrieved 2011-10-20. 

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