Leigh Centurions can confirm that all four home fixtures in the Super 8s Qualifiers will be staged at LSV on Saturdays, with the first game having a 6pm kick-off and the remaining games having a 3pm kick-off.
In addition the admission prices for all games will be increased by £2 across the board from prices charged for the 2016 Kingstone Press Championship, apart from U18s tickets which will be increased by £1. Children under 5 will remain free of charge.
Explaining the decisions Leigh Centurions Owner Derek Beaumont said: “As a Board of Directors we delivered with winning the League Leaders Shield for a third successive year and strengthening the squad with the recent additions of Matty Dawson, Danny Tickle and Mitch Brown.
“We feel that a small increase across the board in match day prices is justifiable and will enable us to achieve some parity with prices charged by Super League clubs. We have got a Super League squad that is worthy of Super League prices.
“Obviously these changes will not affect our loyal season ticket holders and it is vitally important that we recognise their support.
“As part of their package their season ticket guarantees entry to three games in the 8s and for the extra game, which will be the one against Salford, they will be entitled to buy a match day ticket at a proportionate price.”
Mr Beaumont added: “The Club’s sole focus is to give the team the best chance of achieving a place in Super League and that takes precedence over commercial decisions and other factors which we would normally consider.
“With Sky Sports televising games on a Saturday and the strong possibility they may decide to broadcast more than one home game we have arranged our schedule to minimise the disruption to the coaching and playing staff and to assist in turnarounds. Some of our opponents have fixed Friday night fixtures and we will be able to plan without any changes being forced upon us.
“I am confident that our fans will support the Club in this. We realise it will work for some fans and not for others, but ultimately it works for the rugby department and that takes precedence at this stage of the season.”
Leigh Centurions’ Super 8’s Qualifier fixtures are as follows:
|Date:||K.O.||Home Team:||Away Team:|
|Sat. 6th August||6pm||Leigh Centurions||London Broncos|
|Sat. 13th August (Sky)||3pm||Leigh Centurions||Salford Red Devils|
|Sun. 21st August||3pm||Featherstone Rovers||Leigh Centurions|
|Sat. 3rd September||3pm||Hull KR||Leigh Centurions|
|Sat. 10th September||3pm||Leigh Centurions||Huddersfield Giants|
|Sat. 17th September||3pm||Leigh Centurions||Batley Bulldogs|
|Fri. 23rd September||8pm||Leeds Rhinos||Leigh Centurions|