Blackpool set for big Summer Bash

Blackpool is set to host the Championship version of Magic Weekend next year, with the Summer Bash going to Bloomfield Road.

The world-famous seaside resort will host a full weekend of Championship action, taking place over two days.

Bloomfield Road hosted the Northern Rail Cup final between 2005 and 2012, and has estalished itself in the hearts of many rugby league fans as a result.

The Summer Bash is scheduled to take place over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 24 and 25 in 2015.

As with Super League‘s Magic Weekend, a whole host of additional events and activities is planned to take place in addition to the matches on offer.

RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer said: “We are delighted to announce that the Kingstone Press Championship will head to Blackpool for the Summer Bash in 2015.

“The Summer Bash will be a fantastic addition to the new-look Championship and I am sure fans of all the clubs involved will embrace the concept and take the opportunity to spend a magical weekend at the seaside.

“With so much accommodation choice for every Rugby League fan over the Bank Holiday Weekend, Blackpool is the perfect destination for the Summer Bash.

“Blackpool has provided the backdrop to some epic Rugby League matches down the years and the restoration of promotion and relegation from 2015, when every minute of every game matters, will produce drama of the highest quality.”

Glen Friel, Sales and Marketing Director of Championship title sponsors Kingstone Press, added: “It’s great that a full round of Kingstone Press Championship fixtures are to be staged in Blackpool over what will be a fantastic weekend for the whole competition.

“At Kingstone Press we are committed to supporting Rugby League clubs, players and fans alike.

“We are already looking forward to Blackpool in 2015 and working on ways we can help make this an excellent weekend for all involved.”

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