The City of Salford now has its very own Monopoly board game.
The edition features 30 of Salford’s most popular landmarks, including Ordsall Hall, Peel Park, and the celebrated Salford Lads’ Club.
Salford Cathedral takes the opening brown square, whereas Media City sits in the luxury, traditional Mayfair slot.
Replacing the likes of Pall Mall, Salford Red Devils finds their way into the pink strip alongside Moor Lane.
Hannah Kilby, commercial manager at the club, said: “To feature on The City of Salford Monopoly board is not only extremely beneficial for Salford Red Devils, but also for rugby league in general in terms of exposure.
“Monopoly is arguably the most popular and recognised board game in the world, so for our club logo and name to be associated with such a famous brand is massive for the club.”
We’re delighted to feature on Salford’s very own Monopoly board! 🎲
— Salford Red Devils 👹 (@SalfordDevils) October 13, 2021
David Marsden, secretary at Friends of Peel Park, said: “We are really pleased that Peel Park has been included in the Monopoly Salford edition.
“When it was first announced, I was active in getting people to point out that Peel Park should be included.
“So, we were over the moon last week when we saw the release of the board and could see we were on there as one of the yellow squares!
“We are an important part of Salford so it’s great – it raises the profile of the park, and hopefully will encourage more people to visit us and see what a special place the park is.
“I’m now keen to get my hands on a copy of the game and I will certainly try to buy the Peel Park square when playing!”
Three Salford charities also appear in the Community Chest squares and were voted for by the local community.
One of these is Salford Foodbank – a part of the Trussell Trust, who work to tackle food poverty and hunger in local communities across the UK.
Emma Rapley, Warehouse Coordinator at Salford Foodbank, said: “The team here are really proud to be included on the brand-new Monopoly Salford Edition.
“We were one of three charities voted on by our local community, and it’s great for all our dedicated volunteers and supporters to receive such top recognition.
“We hope lots of families will be playing the game this Christmas and see our name on the board!”
— Salford Foodbank (@SalfordFoodbank) October 16, 2021
START also earned a spot on the board – the Salford charity was formed in 1993 and delivers a range of mental health services to help improve people’s wellbeing.
Michelle Dennett, Charity Director of START, also said: “Salford has such an incredible Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector so we feel extremely privileged to have been chosen by our community to be represented on the new board.
“This will be a huge boost for all our staff, members and volunteers who, like many, have been through so much recently.”
— START (@STARTinspminds) October 14, 2021
The City of Salford Monopoly is available to buy from Asda, Ryman, Selfridges, Waterstones, The Works, and WHSmith, as well as from various online retailers, including Amazon.