Summer Bash Saturday Proves Big Draw

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30 May 2017

The Kingstone Press Summer Bash attracted a record attendance of 16,444 for the third year running at Bloomfield Road, Blackpool last weekend as Championship and League 1 fans were treated to two days of RL action at one of the UK’s favourite holiday towns.

The record attendances weren’t evenly spread with 11,557 attracted to Saturday’s fixtures, including the two best-supported sides in the division - Bradford Bulls and Hull KR – playing each other on the bill as well as the League One Cup Final between Barrow and North Wales Crusaders.

A smaller crowd of 4,887 accumulated over the Sunday in the 17,338 capacity stadium.

Speaking after the final game of the Summer Bash, Rugby Football League chairman, Brian Barwick, said: “The Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 has once again shown how exciting it is with each game providing superb entertainment for those in the stadium and back at home watching live on Sky Sports.

“Summer Bash is still a relatively new event in the rugby league calendar, but to see everyone work so hard over three years and grow ticket sales to a record-breaking 16,444 in 2017 is fantastic. Like the Dacia Magic Weekend, it is a superb illustration of our sport coming together and delivering top-class action in an environment where fans from opposing teams freely engage with one another. It’s something we should all be very proud of.

A full review of this year’s event will now take place before any

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