British American Football: Crewe Railroaders v. Manchester Titans at AJ Bell Stadium, 6/1

The Crewe Railroaders will take on the Manchester Titans on June 1st at the AJ Bell Stadium, home of the Sale Sharks Rugby team.

The British American Football League encounter has been moved into the stadium to promote the sport in the UK and it is hoped that the game will draw over a thousand spectators with the Railroaders hoping that local followers of the sport will make the trip to attend the game and show support to the team.

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 “It’s a great opportunity for the Railroaders to be invited to take part in and the whole day should be a great advert for the sport in this country.” said Lee Johnson of the Crewe Railroaders. “The sport is growing again in this country and with three sold out NFL games at Wembley this year it shows that it’s the right time to start trying to get interest behind the sport as it bids to move on from grassroots level in the UK”.

The day features a coaching session before the game by former NFL star and now Sky Sports presenter Cecil Martin, who is also set to provide game commentary at the stadium. He will also run a “meet and greet” with supporters before carrying out the coin toss duties prior to kick off. With merchandise stalls and half time displays by the Youth team set ups for the Titans, there should be no shortage of things to see and do for those making the journey to support the Railroaders.

The Railroaders are embarking on their third season in the British American Football League and are continuing to develop as an organisation, having recently announced a deal with Crewe Audi for sponsorship.

The game between the Manchester Titans and Crewe Railroaders takes place on Sunday 1st June 2014  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford – Kick off 1pm. Tickets are £5 with under 12’s getting free entry.

For more information, visit the Crewe Railroaders website –

John McKeon is a former professional and collegiate American Football player and coach now living and working in New York. His goal is to spread news, information, and opinion on the global growth of the sport he loves.