Salford City Reds
Salford City Reds are a British professional rugby league club based in Salford near Manchester. They play in the Super League, Europe's elite rugby league competition.
Their nickname is 'The Red Devils'/'Reds', this name was later copied by nearby Manchester United soccer club. For this reason they are sometimes known as 'The Original Red Devils' and are currently sponsored by the Trafford shopping centre, The Trafford Centre. The name the Red Devils comes from an early tour to France, where the French press labled them as plaing like devils, thus the name "Les Diables Rouges", which translates into English as The Red Devils.
Their current home ground is known as The Willows, and is located in the Weaste suburb of Salford. The club is set to move to a new purpose-built 20,000 capacity stadium in the Barton-upon-Irwell area of Salford in 2009. This move has obtained official planning permission. The new stadium will include some terracing for fans who prefer to stand (contrasting with many new stadia that are all-seater), and will be funded by an independent company set up by club directors: Red City Developments. The approval for the stadium was granted on 2 November 2006, almost four weeks earlier than had been expected.