Swinton are charging adults just £5 to watch their Championship clash against Toronto – as they aim to make rugby league accessible and affordable for all.
Two sporting cities go head-to-head on Sunday, June 9 (6pm), as Swinton of Manchester welcome Canadian club Toronto to Heywood Road.
As part of the Manchester club’s ‘Summer of Rugby’ promotion scheme – aimed at making rugby league affordable for any spectator – the Lions have slashed their ticket prices for all adults (£5), while allowing Under-16s to watch the Championship match for free.
The pre-match build-up will focus on a family fun day, with entertainment and a live band, together with a schoolboy curtain-raiser between two local community clubs. There will also be a bouncy castle for the kids, a discounted bar for the adults, and an outside barbeque (gates open from 3pm).
Swinton chairman, Andy Mazey, commented: “Two great cities, two great sets of fans, entertainment for all of the family and some quality Rugby League – what’s not to like?
“Through the ever-growing mechanism of globalisation, the world is getting smaller and large city clubs will inevitably be the main attraction for future broadcast partners and blue-chip sponsors.
“As a club we are determined to align ourselves as the Manchester club, taking full advantage of a City with a global reputation for sport which is crying out for a big professional rugby league club.”
For an extra special experience at Heywood Road – a full corporate lounge package, including Sunday lunch, can be had for only £25 per person.