The Robins approached Hull FC, the Stadium Management Company and the RFL with a view to switching the fixtures around so that building work can begin on the new north stand as soon as possible.
Playing the Good Friday derby at the KC as Hull FC’s home game will allow that to happen and the Robins will entertain their neighbours at MS3 Craven Park in the return fixture on Monday July 23rd.
Rovers’ Chairman, Neil Hudgell, commented:
“We need to remove the seats from the existing North Stand so that the preliminary site works can be carried out whilst the final terms of the new North Stand deal are being finalised.
“That being the case, the north end of MS3 Craven Park will be a building site and there are obviously health and safety issues to consider in terms of having supporters inside the ground whilst those works are ongoing.
“Switching the Good Friday derby to the KC Stadium eliminates those issues and that’s why we made the decision, with the co-operation of Hull FC, the Stadium Management Company and the RFL, to reverse the fixtures.”