Challenge Cup final to be played at Wembley as semi-final venues confirmed

The RFL has confirmed the Challenge Cup final will be played at Wembley, with the semi-finals taking place as a double header at The Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens.

The Challenge Cup final will take place at Wembley on Saturday, October 17. The final will be be broadcast live on BBC One, and the semi-finals will also be shown live on the BBC.

The semi-final draw was held on Saturday and those ties – Leeds v Wigan and Salford v Warrington – will be played as a double header behind closed doors at the Totally Wicked Stadium in St Helens on Saturday, October 3.

RFL chief executive Ralph Rimmer said: “We are delighted to be able to confirm that the Coral Challenge Cup final in our 125th anniversary year will be played at Wembley Stadium on Saturday October 17.

“The players of the four clubs who have reached the semi-finals now know what is at stake. It has remained the fervent wish of the RFL that supporters of the two teams who reach the final would be able to join them there, as well as the thousands who bought tickets for Wembley before lockdown.

“However we recognise that public health must remain the priority, and these decisions may be taken out of our hands. We have already made the decision to stage the semi-finals behind closed doors – and the draw has produced two intriguing ties for BBC coverage on October 3.”

2020 Challenge Cup:

Semi-finals – Saturday, October 3 – Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens

Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors (2:30pm, live on BBC One – coverage starts 2pm)

Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves (5pm, live on BBC Two)

Final – Saturday, October 17, Wembley, 3pm (live on BBC One)

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1 Comment

  1. Any reason, especially as there will be no spectators, why the semi finals couldn’t be held at say, Mount Pleasant and the final at Barrow?
    The matches are on the TV so really any LOGICAL reason why not?
    Debate open.

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