Super League confirm postponement of Magic Weekend

Drew Darbyshire
St James' Park Newcastle

St James' Park, home of Newcastle United FC, hosts Super League's Magic Weekend

Super League have confirmed Magic Weekend has been postponed – but they are still keen on the event taking place in 2020.

The annual event was due make its return to St James’ Park in Newcastle on May 23-24 – but it will not go ahead on said date because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Although the event has been postponed, Super League have confirmed they intend to keep Magic Weekend in the 2020 schedule.

Super League chief executive Robert Elstone said: “It’s regrettable that Super League has had to make this decision – but in light of the current situation, it is sadly unavoidable.

“Our fans will be disappointed because they were all looking forward to returning to Newcastle; however, Magic is still firmly in our plans for 2020, with St James’ Park, at a later date, one of the options being considered.”

All options are currently being considered as part of extensive and ongoing fixtures re-modelling – and more information will be provided once there is a clearer picture regarding the resumption of the campaign.

Tickets already bought for Magic Weekend in Newcastle will be transferable to a later date.

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