Sheffield Eagles have shared progress of their new home, Olympic Legacy Park.
The 3,900-capacity stadium will be the brand new home for the Sheffield Eagles for their upcoming Championship campaign.
Sheffield Eagles’ first game at the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park will be against London Broncos on Good Friday (15 April).
Sheffield are set to host some stages of the upcoming Rugby League World Cup, in what could be a big opportunity for Eagles to interest more fans to their home games.
The city will host England vs Greece in the Men’s tournament at Bramall Lane. It will also host the group stage and semi-final matches of the Wheelchair World Cup at the English Institute of Sport.
Chairman Chris Noble looking forward to new home
Sheffield chairman Chris Noble said: “At Sheffield Eagles we have much to be excited about in 2022 and beyond. Our eight-year nomadic existence will come to an end with the opening of the community stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park. Which comes as both great relief but also a great opportunity.
“For the first time since the club was formed in 1984 we have the opportunity to sell and profit from food and beverage sales on a matchday. We have the ability to commercialise secondary matchday sales like we have never able to before.
“Having a fixed home and security of tenure allows us to reconnect to the local community in Attercliffe, our home for so long at Don Valley Stadium. And to be able to re-engage the wider public in Sheffield too.
“The new stadium gives us a wonderful opportunity to showcase our community work on matchdays. That is something which has been impossible to achieve during our time away from the city. Our Foundation, the oldest in Rugby League, enters its 21st year next year and is set to take the community work to new heights following an 18 month period of rebuilding after a few years of dormancy.”
— Sheffield Eagles (@SheffieldEagles) January 8, 2022