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  • RFL To Move To Manchester's Etihad Campus

    The Rugby Football League will be relocating to Etihad Campus in east Manchester, the site of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. The new National Rugby League Centre at the Etihad Campus will provide rugby league with world-class facilities for every level of the game, from community to the England senior teams. The move sees the RFL become a major tenant within the next phase of the Etihad Campus development, in which the Campus will expand as a national sporting centre of excellence, as well...

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  • Newcastle Set To Break Magic Weekend Ticket Sales Record

    St James’ Park in Newcastle is playing host to Super League’s Magic Weekend for the first time on Saturday and Sunday and it is expected to break the record of 64,553 tickets sold. Over 60,000 tickets have already been sold for the two-day event and more than 20 per cent of those have been snapped up by people from the North East, which will please those at the RFL trying to grow the sport in areas outside of the traditional heartlands. A crowd of around 40,000 is expected on Saturday and th...

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  • Manchester gets two more Magic Weekends

    The Etihad Stadium in Manchester has been confirmed as the venue for Super League’s Magic Weekend for the next two seasons. The two-day event was held there for the first time this year and, after being deemed a commercial success thanks partly a record crowd of 63,716, it is now set to return to Manchester in 2013 and 2014. The Magic Weekend will take place on the bank holiday weekend, with every Super League side featuring at some point on Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May, and chief executi...

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  • Munster Unveil Plans For New Training Ground

    Munster have revealed that proposals for a new state-of-the-art, dedicated training facility on the University of Limerick Campus have been given the go ahead. The site, which already boasts Ireland’s first Olympic size swimming pool and first altitude training facility, will be home for the Irish Province’s first team squad and was chosen ahead of options at the Limerick Institute of Technology and the Cork Institute of Technology. No financial details have been revealed by the club in rela...

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  • Quins going global

    Guinness Premiership club Harlequins have announced a new initiative with sponsors Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. The club have announced another major partnership with the UAE by developing links with Abu Dhabi rugby club. Based in the capital, they are also sponsored by Etihad Airways and have over 1600 members, ranging from under fives to Under 19s in the junior section and including men, veteran and women in the senior section. As part of the new agreement,...

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  • SignAway Completes DHL Roof Signage At The Stoop

    Signage company SignAway has just completed the mammoth job of installing two giant logos on the roof of the Twickenham Stoop to promote Harlequins' main sponsor DHL.SignAway's first ever project six years ago was at the same ground, installing logos for then-Quins sponsors Etihad and this project was on a similarly large scale. The Stoop is situated in a prime location below the main flight path into Heathrow Airport, making the decision to display the brand logo on the stadium roof all the mo...

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  • 30,000 Tickets Sold For Rugby League Magic Weekend

    The RFL have announced that they have sold 30,000 tickets have been sold for the annual Magic Weekend in May, taking place this year at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Returning to the home of Manchester City Football Club for the 3rd successive year, the Magic Weekend will feature seven fixtures and plenty of off-field entertainment as fans flock to the annual festival of all things rugby league. Taking place across the weekend of May 17th-18th, with four games on the Saturday and three on th...

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  • What Makes A Great Rugby Stadium

    iSportconnect take a look at what makes a great rugby stadium and what it takes to ensure that these buildings keep evolving. Paul Henry and Richard Breslin, from leading design firm Populous, give their expert opinion on many of the world's leading stadium's, including the ANZ Stadium in Sydney and the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. Please click the link below to read the article: What Makes A Great Rugby Stadium  ...

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  • City Set To Host Magic Weekend

    The BBC has reported that Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium is to host Super League’s Magic Weekend in 2012. BBC Radio Manchester claims that the decision to move the event to the north west of England is an attempt to boost attendances.  Previous Magic Weekends have been held in Scotland and Wales, where rugby league plays second fiddle to union and therefore bringing it to Manchester, a hotbed of the sport, may make the event more popular. Since the birth of the concept in 2007 the Rugby F...

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  • Record Attendances At Magic Weekend

    This year's Magic Weekend set record attendances for the event with 64,552 packing Manchester's Etihad Stadium over the course of the two days last weekend. The crowd of 36,339 that witnessed four matches on Saturday was the biggest for a single day at Magic Weekend whilst 28,214 people filed through the turnstiles for the three fixtures on Sunday, making the 64,552 the biggest weekend attendance in the history of the event. The previous record attendance was 63,716 in 2012, when the crowd of 3...

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