Super League have confirmed that the 2023 Magic Weekend will take place at St James’ Park in Newcastle on the weekend of June 3-4.
Newcastle will host the event for a record seventh time in 2023. Sky Sports will broadcast all six games live.
Kick-off times have been revised for each of Sunday’s three fixtures. Each of the three games have been brought forward by half an hour for logistical reasons. Saturday’s kick-off times are unchanged.
A seven fixture has been confirmed which will break new ground for Magic Weekend. The Year 10 Girls Final on the inspiresport Champion Schoools will be played on Saturday before the Salford-Hull KR game.
2023 Magic Weekend Fixtures in full (all live on Sky Sports):
Saturday, June 3
Salford Red Devils v Hull KR (1:30pm)
Wigan Warriors v Catalans Dragons (3:45pm)
Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers (6pm)
Sunday, June 4
Wakefield Trinity v Leigh Centurions (12pm)
St Helens v Huddersfield Giants (2:15pm)
Hull FC v Warrington Wolves (4:30pm)
Newcastle a “firm favourite” Super League Magic Weekend
Rhodri Jones, chief commercial officer at Super League, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of Magic Weekend to Newcastle. It is a firm favourite with fans and a date that players look forward to in the calendar.
“I’d also like to thank Sky Sports, Newcastle United and Newcastle City Council for their continued support of the event.”
Newcastle United chief executive Darren Eales said: “Magic Weekend has been a huge success at St James’ Park and we are delighted to be welcoming the event back for the seventh time.
“We want to continue attracting major events to the stadium and I’d like to thank Super League, our team at Newcastle United and our partners across the city for their ongoing support.”
Super League say ticket sales are already well into five figures for Super League’s summer celebration, well ahead of the equivalent stage in 2022.
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