Stone Roses fans to sojourn in Salford

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Salford hotels are expected to see a significant increase in bookings during June 2016 as Stone Roses fans flock to Manchester to see the band play in their home town for the first time since 2012.

Fans that purchased the tickets to attend The Stone Roses gigs last Friday are suspected to find shelter in Salford hotels during the tour in June 2016.

The four-man band released four tour dates in total to preform at Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club, which holds a capacity of 60,000 people.

Mel Perrett, spokesperson for Ticketmaster ticket distribution company said: “We expected a very high demand from The Stone Roses fans and were not surprised with the volume of tickets that sold in the timeframe.”

In total, 240,000 people will be attending the concerts during the week in June commencing Monday 13th.

Due to the interest generated for the Stone Roses tickets, hotels in Manchester City Centre have taken advantage of the popular demand by increasing their room rate by up to £200 and most selling out of rooms during the tour dates already.

Therefore, as Salford neighbours Manchester City Centre it is anticipated that fans will turn to hotels in the area for a place to stay.

Travelling from Salford Central train station to the Etihad Stadium is estimated to take only 20 minutes by car or bus.

When The Salford Star investigated prices of hotels in Salford around the dates when The Stone Roses have announced gigs, we found room prices had increased considerably in comparison to the week prior to the tour.

By using the popular hotel search engine Expedia, The Salford Star discovered that The Ainscow Hotel & Spa are charging £229 for a room on June 17, 2016 compared to charging just £73 for a room on the June 10 of the same year.

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Paul Wadsworth, 45, manager of the Ainscow Hotel & Spa, said: “After already selling 30 rooms, I believe that fans will turn to Salford hotels in light of the city centre hotels being booked up.”

Adding confirmation that “the price of rooms will increase depending on the rate of occupancy – the busier the hotel gets, more we will be charging per room.”

This is not the only example; The Holiday Inn Salford Quays is charging £171 for a room on the June 17, 2016 compared to charging only £90 per night just one week before.

Consequently it is thought that more hotels in Salford will begin to increase their prices as The Stones Roses gig approaches.

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