Grand Final stays at Old Trafford

The Super League Grand Final will remain at Old Trafford until at least 2020 after a new deal was reached with Manchester United.

This year’s Grand Final takes place on Saturday week, where the winners of Castleford and St Helens will take on Leeds or Hull.

Super League Chief Executive, Nigel Wood, said: “We’re fast approaching the 20th final to be played at Old Trafford and each one has delivered great sporting drama and first-class entertainment.

“Grand Final night at Old Trafford under lights is an iconic event that the sport should be proud of. It has been built from the foundation over 20 years to be an event worthy of the natural acclaim it rightfully achieves.”

Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold said: “The Super League Grand Final has been held at Old Trafford since its inception and together we have witnessed some truly magnificent games. We look forward to more in the coming years.”

The first Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford was won by Wigan over Leeds back in 1998.

Prior to the inception of Super League and the creation of play-offs, Old Trafford hosted the Premiership final from 1987 onwards.

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