Leeds Rhinos: Fans urged to renew tickets ahead of Headingley ‘down-sizing’

Gary Hetherington.
Gary Hetherington.
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LEEDS RHINOS fans are being urged to renew their season tickets, despite not knowing which division the team will be in next year.

Headingley Carnegie’s famous South Stand is due to be demolished at the end of the current campaign, reducing the stadium’s capacity to around 13,000.

In a letter to Rhinos’ more than 10,000 members, chief executive Gary Hetherington has called on them to renew their passes as a way of guaranteeing a place next year. Members have until November 5 to renew in the same part of the stadium. The same deadline applies for South Standers to purchase tickets in any other available area and they will go on general sale after that.

The 2017 membership drive has begun as Rhinos are coming to terms with the prospect of a relegation battle in the middle-eights Qualifiers over the final two months of this season.

They will play off against the other members of Super League’s bottom four and the leading quartet from the Championship for places in the top flight. Rhinos will need to finish in the top three of the new competition or win the one-off fourth versus fifth million pound match to continue the club’s record of never having been relegated.

Cheapest season tickets are £216 adults, £144 concessions, £60 for 12-16 year olds and £45 for under 12s. Adult matchday admission prices start at £22 (£20 in advance).

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