World Rugby U20 Championship Venues

The tournament consists of 30 matches taking place over five days at two venues: AJ Bell Stadium (home of Sale Sharks) and Manchester City’s Academy Stadium.

Home of Aviva Premiership rugby union team Sale Sharks, the state-of-the-art A J Bell Stadium opened in January 2012.

The 12,000 capacity stadium (formerly Salford City Stadium) is also home to rugby league’s Salford Red Devils and football’s Manchester United reserves.

Good transport links ensures the Stadium is easy to access whatever your means of travel.

AJ Bell Stadium
Stadium Way, Eccles
M30 7WH

The Academy Stadium opened in December 2014 and is part of the Etihad campus at Sportcity.

The 7.000 capacity stadium is situated only 200 metres from Manchester City FC’s Etihad Stadium and linked via a 60m landmark footbridge. The stadium is home to Manchester City’s Elite Development Squad and other senior academy teams, and also of Manchester City Women’s team.

Just 12 minutes from Manchester City Centre by metro link (alight at Velopark) or 25 minutes walk, the stadium is also served by numerous bus services.

Manchester City Academy Stadium
318 Ashton New Rd
M11 3FF