Sheffield to play home games at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium in 2021

Sheffield have announced they will play home games at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster this season.

The Eagles say they explored all opportunities within the city of Sheffield ahead of making this decision but was unable to find a suitable venue.

The Championship club say the Olympic Legacy Park is currently unsuitable due to lack of facilities as well as it not meeting Covid-19 related requirements.

Work on the Community Stadium is due to commence imminently and the Eagles remain confident that the stadium build will be complete in time for the 2022 season.

Eagles general manager Liam Claffey said: “We’d like to express our thanks to Carl Hall (Doncaster RLFC chief executive) and the team at Club Doncaster for assisting with the move.

“There is a great deal of work to be done surrounding matches in relation to playing behind closed doors and adhering to Covid-19 guidelines and Club Doncaster have implemented excellent procedures to ensure matches can take place in a safe, controlled environment.

“It’s disappointing to be leaving the city again but assurances have been given to the club regarding our return and competing at a finished Olympic Legacy Park which helped the club reach its decision.

“Whilst we hope to welcome back supporters as soon as possible, it’s likely a number of games will be played behind closed doors which will hopefully lessen the move somewhat as we work on plans to stream matches live via Our League.”

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