Leeds Rhinos: Hetherington defends ‘competitive’ Doncaster cup ticket prices

Gary Hetherington.
Gary Hetherington.
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CHIEF EXECUTIVE Gary Hetherington has described Leeds Rhinos’ ticket prices for next month’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Doncaster as “really competitive”.

Rhinos will face the Kingstone Press League One part-timers at Headingley on Friday, April 21.

Adult matchday prices have been cut to £18 to stand and £23 for the seated areas, with members of both clubs entitled to a £3 discount on tickets bought in advance.

Adults pay £22 through the turnstiles to stand at Rhinos’ home Betfred Super League games and seats cost up to £32, though there are discounts for advance purchases.

Some supporters have claimed prices should have been reduced further for a tie against third tier opposition, but Hetherington insisted: “I think it’s really competitively priced and I hope fans are going to get behind the Challenge Cup and everything it brings.”

He added: “It is a shared gate and also a shared cost. The cost of staging a game at Headingley is an expensive one, it is an expensive stadium to operate.

“Doncaster have agreed to the ticket prices and they are significantly lower than normal matchday prices. I think £15 for members in advance is a great offer and I hope all our fans will be supporting the Rhinos and the game and the whole Challenge Cup and they show it’s as important to the fans as it is to the players and coaches.”