Gigg Lane


Gigg Lane

Infobox Stadium
stadium_name = Gigg Lane


fullname = Gigg Lane Stadium
location = Gigg Lane, Bury, Greater Manchester
nickname = Gigg
built = 1885
opened = 1885
owner = Bury F.C.
seating_capacity = 11,840
tenants = Bury F.C. (1885-present)
FC United of Manchester (2005-present)
dimensions = 112 x 73 yards

Gigg Lane is an all-seater football stadium in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. It was built for Bury F.C. in 1885, and has been their home ever since. The first match to be played at Gigg Lane was a friendly between Bury and Wigan Athletic on 12 September, 1885, which Bury won 4–3. The stadium has had permanent floodlights since 1953, although the first floodlit match to be played there took place in 1889, before the Football League had authorised the use of floodlights in competitive matches.

Capacity

In the 1940s, the stadium had a capacity of 40,000, but its capacity is currently 11,000

Other uses

The stadium has been used for many sports other than football, such as rugby league, cricket, baseball and lacrosse. It has also been used by football clubs other than Bury: Manchester United have hosted reserve-team matches at the ground, and FC United of Manchester have shared the ground since the 2005-06 season.Recently, Manchester United footballer, Anderson, filmed a television advert for Adidas on the pitch at Gigg Lane.

Gigg Lane's stands

The Manchester RD Stand is the Stand at Bury F.C.'s Gigg Lane that has Blue Seats and White Seats that make the word BURY, The Score Board is also attached to it

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