Sheffield announce capacity restrictions

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Sheffield Eagles have announced their Championship match against Widnes on Monday will be played in front of a reduced capacity.

It is due to be the Eagles first match in Sheffield since 2019. They have since been playing at the likes of Doncaster and Featherstone while they awaited the works at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to be completed.

They were due to return to their home stadium for their Easter clash against London. However, a further delay caused by the weather ensured they had to wait further. Their first seven Championship fixtures were away from home initially.

But their games against London and Newcastle took place at Doncaster and Featherstone respectively. Their cup matches also had to be moved.

Both their Challenge Cup match against Hull and their 1895 Cup match against Whitehaven were also played at Featherstone.

Sheffield overwhelmed with ticket demand

The club said they had already had significant demand from supporters for the match. They added that they were disappointed and would provide further updates when they were available.

A statement on their club website said: “We have waited a long time to return home to Sheffield and we are overwhelmed with the demand for tickets for this game.

“Unfortunately we are disappointed to announce, through absolutely no fault of our own, the first game back at Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, will have to operate on a reduced capacity within the stadium.

“The club would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and will continue to provide further updates to supporters as and when we can.”

The Eagles’ next match at the Olympic Legacy Park will see York City Knights make the journey to south Yorkshire. The match will take place on the Bank Holiday Thursday.

Their match against Widnes is live on Premier Sports, and will kick off at 7.45pm.

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