Manchester Rangers Rugby League Football Club have taken another important step in their development, announcing that their 2015 fixtures will be played at Manchester Regional Arena, part of the Etihad campus.
The stadium has a capacity of 6,500, and is located on the same site as Manchester City FC’s ground.
As a result of this, and the club’s growth over the last couple of years or so, the club’s men’s senior team has rebranded from from East Manchester Rangers ARLFC to Manchester Rangers RLFC.
“It is an historic day for rugby league in the city of Manchester,” said Phil Fitton, the club chairman.
“We outlined our plans for a professional club in Manchester and over the last two years we have been working closely with numerous organisations to lay the foundations for this to happen.
“Manchester is a sporting hot bed and we believe Rugby League can thrive at a professional level within the City.
“We can’t thank Eastlands Trust and Manchester City Council enough for their ongoing support and guidance to aid us in our vision.”