Bury FC have announced its men’s team will make a historic return to Gigg Lane with an all-star legends match against Burnley next month. 

The legends match on Sunday, July 17 will be the first time the men’s team have played a match at Gigg Lane since the club was expelled from the English Football League (EFL) in 2019.

The squad are all from pre-2002 successes and the team will comprise some of the most successful players from the club’s recent history.

Former managers Stan Ternent and Sam Ellis, who led the team through back-to-back promotions from Division 3 to Division 1 (1995-1998) will also make an appearance, reuniting with many of their former players.

Bury FC Supporters Society (BFCSS) have already confirmed many of the big names taking part in the match including centre-back Paul Butler, Defender Mike Jackson, Andy Woodward and Dean West who both played under Stan Ternent.



In addition to watching the match, fans will have the chance to see players from previous eras including David Pugh, Mark Carter, and Peter Farrell who will all be taking part in a meet and greet.

Since BFCSS successfully acquired Gigg Lane earlier this year, they have hosted three womens' matches at the stadium, drawing the biggest crowds the team have every had with more than 600 people in attendance.

Having previously been restricted to using a limited portion of the stadium, BFCSS has confirmed it will open up even more space at Gigg Lane in anticipation of a significantly large crowd.

BFCSS have made every effort to make tickets affordable and all the proceeds will go towards the restoration and development of Gigg Lane as a Community Hub and to the Len Johnrose Trust.

Lenny Johnrose is both a Bury FC and a Burnley FC legend making him special guest to all the fans attending.

In 2017, Len was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and has since worked closely with the MND Association to raise funds and awareness of the disease.

In 2018, after revealing his diagnosis on BBC Radio Lancashire, two lifelong friends set up The Len Johnrose Trust to help Len achieved his goal to raise awareness, and to live as full a life as possible.

It is an organisation very close to the hearts of all the fans and the day itself will be a celebration of Bury Football Club's rich history in the town.

It will also mark the beginning of the Shakers' return to footballing prominence as fans can finally come together to watch football for the first time in four years.

Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, £4 for U-16s, and £20 for Families (2 adults, 2 U16s). Meet and Greet tickets are £25.

For more information, tickets and to see all confirmed players please go to https://www.buryfcss.co.uk/bury-v-burnley/