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The Salford City Stadium is a rugby stadium in Barton-upon-Irwell, Eccles, Salford, England. It was built to replace Salford rugby league club's ground the Willows for the 2012 season. Sale Sharks rugby union club have also played at the stadium since the 2012–13 season.Development and financingIn 2005, Salford City Council approved plans for the Reds to move from the Willows to the brownfield site at Barton.The stadium was originally to be developed by Red City Developments, with construction to be complete for the start of the 2009 season. However, RCD went into administration in July 2008.Salford City Council formed a joint venture company with Peel Group to develop and deliver the £16 million stadium, which is part of the a £26 million development close to the Manchester Ship Canal and the M60 motorway.Planning permission was granted in March 2010 for a 15,000-capacity stadium.Sale Sharks confirmed their move to the stadium in April 2012, signing a 25-year lease.In 2013, Peel Group and Salford City Council each lent £600,000 in emergency funding to the stadium. The council is still owed £20 million for building the stadium, and is already owed £1.5m by the Salford City Reds who play at the stadium.
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