University of Salford features on official City of Salford Monopoly Board
An official City of Salford edition of popular family-fun board game Monopoly hit the shops last week, and we’re thrilled to announce it features the University of Salford.
More than 30 of Salford’s best-known landmarks and famous places made it onto the board, including our iconic Peel Building and Peel Park.
The game was launched on 13 October at the recently rebranded MediaCity, which gets to land on the top ranked square. It replaces Mayfair from the game’s classic London original.
Themed around heritage, retail, culture, sport, travel and the arts, other famous attractions on the board include Salford Cathedral (as Salford’s ‘Old Kent Road’), Salford Lads Club, Ordsall Hall, Moor Lane (home of Salford City FC, part-owned by David Beckham), TalkTalk and three Salford charities.
Professor Helen Marshall, Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: "I am absolutely delighted that the University of Salford is featured on the first ever Monopoly: City of Salford edition board.
“We sit alongside many other famous landmarks in our great city and this firmly places the University on the map.”
Plans for the Salford edition of the board game were given the ‘GO’ ahead earlier this year by Winning Moves, the company behind Monopoly, Top Trumps and Cluedo, and members of the public were invited to vote on which landmarks should feature in the game.
You can purchase a Salford City edition of Monopoly from Asda, Ryman, Selfridges, Waterstones, The Works and WH Smith – as well as extensively online, including Amazon.
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