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  • Eagles Return To Sheffield In 2018

    ... next season, the Sheffield Eagles new permanent home will be the 3G pitch at the City’s Olympic Legacy Park. The announcement - ending a four-year exile for the Eagles - comes following extensive discussions between representatives of Legacy Park Ltd, Sheffield City Council and the Eagles. “There has been a massive effort from everyone concerned to get us over the line. It has been extremely hard to bring to fruition but we have succeeded,” said chairman, Chris Noble. “We are back in th...

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  • Sheffield Eagles Concerns Over City Move

    ... used jointly by the Eagles and Sheffield Athletics and, while the closure will affect both parties, Ashton doesn’t see the Eagles receiving as much help from the Council as the athletics club. “The athletics, helped by significant investment from Sheffield City Council will be relocated to Woodburn Road Stadium, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University. This is fantastic for them but what about Sheffield Eagles?” It would appear that Sheffield Eagles may have to move out of the ci...

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  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    ... and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd will now be passed to Sheffield City Council to make a final decision. The club continue to have a dialogue with them. See also... Eagles To Find Temporary Home In Wakefield Sheffield To Groundshare With Doncaster In 2015 Sheffield Eagles Secure Investment For New Stadiu...

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  • Eagles Find New Home

    ... least the next two years. The agreement sees the club return to the venue where it was first formed almost 30 years ago. The 6,000-capaCity ground played host to the club's first fixture in September 1984 and the Eagles' return has been ratified by Sheffield City Council and the Rugby Football League (RFL). John Gilburn, managing director of Owlerton Stadium, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the Eagles back home to Owlerton – the place where it all started for the club almost 30 y...

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  • Eagles To Find Temporary Home In Wakefield

    Sheffield Eagles will play their home games at Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue Stadium in 2017. A club statement explained that all avenues were explored to ensure the Championship club remained in Sheffield or South Yorkshire, however no venue could be sought. The Eagles will play matches on Sunday afternoons at Belle Vue with a 3.00pm kick off, subject to RFL approval. Four of the Eagles home fixtures; Toulouse Olympique (12th February), Featherstone Rovers (12th March), Dewsbury Rams (17th Ap...

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  • Noble Becomes Interim Chairman Of Unsettled Eagles

    Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that Chris Noble MBE has been appointed interim chairman of the club with immediate effect. Noble takes over from the post vacated by Ian Swire who retired from his position in October 2016 after 16 years in post. He has been a director of the Sheffield Eagles for 18 years since the club re-formed in 1999. Speaking of his appointment, Noble said; “I am proud to be appointed chairman of Sheffield Eagles, it’s an honour to represent this great rugby league club....

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  • Sheffield To Groundshare With Doncaster in 2015

    Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that the club will play their home games at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium in 2015. The Eagles' Olympic Legacy Park will be under construction for the next year and the club's move to the Keepmoat Stadium will see regular Sunday afternoon double headers with Doncaster games kicking off at 2pm and Eagles following on at 4:15pm. Sheffield Eagles head coach and chief executive Mark Aston said: "It’s a great stadium and one we have really enjoyed playing at. It’s a...

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  • Ospreys' Ground Could Be Sold To Swansea City FC

    The Liberty Stadium, home of the Ospreys, could be sold to Swansea City Football Club, the City Council has confirmed. The Council, which owns the ground, says it has held "positive, exploratory" talks with the football club over the sale but it is understood that the needs of the Ospreys would be protected under any such deal. Swansea City and the Ospreys have shared the stadium since it opened in 2005 and the proposed deal would help plug the gaping hole in Council finances, with the authority...

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  • Sheffield Eagles Join Keighley In Dispute With RFL

    Sheffield Eagles are prepared to join the Keighley Cougars in taking joint action against the Rugby Football League (RFL) over the non-punishment of fielding ineligible players in the dual registration row, according to the Telegraph and Argus. Cougars chairman Gary Fawcett estimates that relegation will cost the club over £250,000 next season and is aggrieved over the RFL's decision to reinstate points to relegation rivals Batley (as well as Doncaster) after both clubs were docked points fo...

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  • Knights Homeless After York Council Dispute

    York City Knights have been forced to re-arrange a friendly fixture with Hull FC and face an uncertain future after supposed plans for a groundshare with York City FC were put on hold. The game was scheduled to take place against Hull FC at Bootham Crescent next weekend but will now be played at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The loss of the home game will be a cost of over £10,000 to the club and the Knights are effectively homeless after their lease of Huntington Stadium was ended as pa...

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