Gateshead Thunder are set to move to South Shields while their permanent home is unavailable.
The Gateshead International Stadium’s pitch is being re-laid, forcing Thunder out of their home until the end of July.
Thunder’s managing director Keith Christie says the fans and players will benefit from being closer to the pitch at Filtrona Park, rather than at their main home where an athletics track separates the fans from the pitch.
He said: “When the fans are closer to the pitch, the players get a buzz from it.”
“The spectators can hear and feel what the players are going through. The next step to this would be actually playing the game.”
Christie insists the games at South Shields will be a fresh start for the club.
He said: “It’s definitely something that we need to do, and this is hopefully a step in the right direction.”