Leigh Sports Village is a multi-sport facility, with a 12,000 capacity stadium at its centre. The stadium is the home of the Leigh Centurions rugby league team, Manchester United Women Football Club and the Manchester United Under-23s.
The stadium opened on the 28th December 2008 with a friendly match between the Leigh Centurions and Salford Red Devils. The venue has since hosted several Rugby League Challenge Cup semi-finals, with a record 12,005 watching Castleford Tigers defeat Widnes Vikings 28-6.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club’s Under 23s team used the stadium between 2009 and 2015, with Manchester United Under 23s becoming tenants in 2014 and the club’s Womens team began playing their in 2018.
Several England rugby league test matches have been held in the stadium, the first being in June 2010 as they defeated France 60-6. The venue hosted a single group match at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup with Tonga defeating the Cook Islands 22-16, a 2017 Rugby League World Cup qualifying match as Italy crushed Russia 76-0 and is due to host three group matches at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup.
Tickets at Leigh Sports Village
Leigh Centurions (Super League): Tickets for Leigh Centurions matches are available to purchase online, from the Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office (open 9am to 5pm weekdays, 9am to 12pm on Saturday and 9am until 30 minutes after kick off on Game Days) or by calling 01942 487888. In 2019 tickets ranged from:
- Adult: £20 – £22
- 65+ & 18-21: £15 – £17
- 12-17: £7 – £8
- 5-11: £5
- Under 5: Free
Manchester United W.F.C. (Women’s Super League): Tickets for Manchester United Women’s matches are available to purchase online, from the Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office (open 9am to 5pm weekdays, 9am to 12pm on Saturday and 9am until 30 minutes after kick off on Game Days) or by calling 01942 487888.
Tickets cost £6 for adults (£6.50 if purchased on the day) and £3 for U16s/65+ (£3.50 if purchased on the day).
Manchester United U-23: Tickets for Manchester United Under-23 matches are usually free, however you do have to register for tickets in advance. For the latest fixture information, click here.
Location & Travel to Leigh Sports Village
Leigh Sports Village is located approximately 1 mile south west of Leigh town centre, a town in Greater Manchester that is 13 miles to the west of Manchester city centre.
Airport: Manchester Airport is the third busiest in the UK and serves a number of international destinations. The airport is approximately 18 miles south of Leigh and has a train and tram station, where you can travel to Manchester for onwards travel to Leigh.
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Bus: Leigh Bus Station in the town centre has regular connections with Manchester (using the Vantage V1 bus service), Bolton, Wigan, Warrington and St. Helens. The bus station is a 10 minute walk from the sports village, or you can catch bus line 597 between the two.
Driving & Parking: Exit the A580 on to the A579 (Atherleigh Way), the sports village is just a couple of minutes down the road on the right hand side. There are over 1,000 free car parking spaces on site, alternatively free parking is available at Leigh RUFC (must be booked in advance) or there are a number of pay and display car parks in the town centre.
Train: There is no railway station in Leigh, the closest stations are Atherton (4 miles), Newton-le-Willows (5 miles) and Wigan North Western (8 miles). Manchester Piccadilly is approximately 14 miles from Leigh, with links to all major cities including Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Newcastle, Sheffield, Southampton and York. From Manchester you can catch a bus to Leigh as above.
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Last Updated on April 14, 2021 by Sports Tourist