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  • Old Trafford To Host Grand Final Until 2017

    Super League has agreed a new deal with Manchester United to secure Old Trafford as the venue for the Grand Final for a further four seasons until 2017. Nigel Wood, Super League chief executive, said: "The Super League Grand Final is a world class sporting event and I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue. The first Super League Grand Final was played at Old Trafford in 1998 but the stadium has provided the backdrop for so...

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  • Grand Final To Stay At Old Trafford Until 2020

    Super League (Europe) Ltd and Manchester United have agreed for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at Old Trafford for another three years until 2020. The Betfred Super League semi-finals take place this week with league leaders Castleford Tigers facing St Helens on Thursday (7.45pm) and Leeds Rhinos take on this year’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners, Hull FC on Friday (7.45pm) with the winners securing their place in the Grand Final on Saturday, October 7th. Super League c...

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  • Hopwood Joins Lancashire Cricket

    ... appointed Justin Hopwood as new sales and marketing director. Hopwood joins from commercial ticketing company the Mike Burton Group where he worked on joint venture companies with both England Rugby and the British & Irish Lions. Bosses at Emirates Old Trafford, LCCC's home stadium, said the 41-year-old will oversee revenue generation and marketing strategy across all parts of the business. That includes cricket ticket sales, sponsorships and partnerships, hospitality and premium ticketing,...

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  • RFL Confirm Newcastle, Old Trafford And Wembley For Marquee 2018 Events

    The Rugby Football League have announced ticket details for their three marquee events for 2018: the Betfred Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford, the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley and the Dacia Magic Weekend which will be hosted by Newcastle’s St James’ Park for the fourth time. Following a sell-out crowd of 72,897 at this year’s final, the Betfred Super League Grand Final will once again take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 13th. The iconic Wembley Stadium conne...

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  • Old Trafford Out Of World Cup Running

    Manchester United have reportedly dealt the 2015 Rugby World Cup organisers a severe blow by withdrawing Old Trafford from the long list of venues. The ‘Theatre of Dreams’ was one of the larger stadiums in the running to host games with a capacity of 76,000 and was expected to host several fixtures during the course of the tournament but it is now likely to be replaced by Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on the list as ER2015 are keen to have a venue in Manchester. It is the latest in a se...

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  • Sharks And Red Devils Consider AJ Bell And Alternatives

    ... mitzvahs, conferences – everything that everyone else has.' Two sites they will consider are areas of 'clean' local authority land. One is in the wealthy area surrounding Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford, East Cheshire. And the other site is in Trafford – where Manchester United and Lancashire cricket's Old Trafford grounds are situated. If Sale were to leave they need to decide by the summer, and would have to give the AJ Bell three years notice. 'They would love us to be back in that...

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  • Cardiff To Get Eight World Cup Matches

    ... during the tournament from September 2015 – two more than the Welsh Rugby Union had bargained for. In that event it will be a huge earner for Wales with the Union standing to make at least £6m in hire fees. Manchester United’s withdrawal of Old Trafford has made the Welsh capital an even more important centre for England’s 2015 operation, crucially so in their bid to cover the £80m guarantee given to Rugby World Cup Ltd. Please click here to read the full story on The Rugby Paper websit...

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  • Olympic Stadium Could Host Five World Cup Games

    ... just how crucial the stadium has become for ­tournament organisers since they were given more time to secure the ­venue’s inclusion. Staging five games at the iconic arena would help to solve the headache caused by the 11th-hour withdrawal of Old Trafford from the long list of venues, something that robbed England 2015 of ticket sales likely to be in excess 225,000. With the Etihad Stadium stepping in for one match only and having made an £80 million revenue pledge to the IRB, organisers w...

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  • St Helens On The Up

    St Helens may not have lifted the Super League title at Old Trafford but they have had a good season in their own right, picking up the ’Super League Club of the Year’ title at the Man of Steel awards and finishing improvement works on Langtree Park as well as launching a new website to promote the stadium. The club of the year award was presented to chairman Eamonn McManus at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in recognition of the work the club has done, the investment it has made in developi...

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  • Old Trafford Rated Super Venue for RL's Big Night

      As Old Trafford hosts the Stobart Super League Grand Final once again it’s hard to imagine the event held anywhere else. The rugby league showpiece has become synonymous with the home of Manchester United. The match has been played at the stadium since it was inaugurated in 1998, the culmination of a play-off system which still has its detractors but continues to build the season to a crescendo at the so-called `Theatre of Dreams` each October.Rugby League was not new to Old Trafford in 1...

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