Leeds Rhinos open ballot for first home games with fans - 4,000 capacity set for meetings with Hull FC and St Helens
All Leeds Rhinos members will have an opportunity to attend one of the team’s first two home matches played in front of a crowd this year, the club say.
Emerald Headingley will have a capacity of 4,000 for the Betfred Super League games against Hull on Sunday, May 23 (7.30pm) and St Helens on Friday, June 11 (7.45pm).
Fans have not been allowed into matches at Leeds since Rhinos’ 66-12 thrashing of Toronto Wolfpack on March 5 last year.
The stadium’s final fixture behind closed doors is due to be a derby against Wakefield Trinity on Friday, May 14.
A ballot will be held to decide the allocation to each game and tickets will be issued.
Social distancing will be in place and Rhinos say fans who have a season ticket to sit at games will not be allocated their usual seat.
The club plan to issue arrival time slots to avoid congestion and the stadium will be emptied section by section after each game.
Facemasks will be mandatory when standing or moving around the stadium, food and drink options are likely to be limited and bags will not be allowed, unless to carry medication.
Supporters should log on to Rhinos’ ticketing website (tickets.therhinos.co.uk) to apply for the ballot.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, May 3.
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