Leeds Rhinos v Hull Kingston Rovers Match Day Information
Leeds Rhinos host Hull KR at Emerald Headingley Stadium this Friday 12th July, kick off 7.45pm, in a crucial Betfred Super League meeting. Turnstiles open at 5.15pm and there’s a hive of activity taking place around the ground before the big game kicks off, so come down early and start your weekend in style. Here’s everything that’s kicking off on Friday and all the match day information you need…
Emergency Services Cup Curtain Raiser
West Yorkshire Police take on West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in a curtain raiser to the main game, where the two rugby league teams will battle it out to win the Emergency Services Cup. Kick off is 5.30pm and entry is included with your ticket to the main game.
We’ll also be celebrating the Emergency Services with entertainment around the ground including a police van outside the Ticket Office and fire engines in the South Stand Car Park.
Great Nando’s Giveaways
Nando’s are joining us on Friday for some awesome giveaways for Rhinos fans. Look out for the Nando’s team handing out free vouchers ahead of kick off where you can claim a free ¼ chicken, burger or pitta at selected Nando’s restaurants. T&Cs apply.
Plus don’t miss the Nando’s Half Time Kicking Challenge where two lucky contestants will go head to head in a conversion competition on the pitch, in the hope of winning some amazing Nando’s prizes – including free Nando’s for a year!
Red Devils Parachute Rescheduled For This Friday!
We’re delighted to announce that last month’s parachute jump has been rescheduled and the Red Devils Parachute Regiment Freefall Team are set to join us at Emerald Headingley Stadium this Friday (weather permitting). We’d like to thank the Red Devils for their cooperation over the past few weeks in a combined effort to re-arrange the jump. Always one of the most popular match day spectacles amongst the fans, the parachute jump will take place this Friday just minutes before kick off as the parachutists land on the pitch ready to welcome the teams.
Welcome The 1999 Challenge Cup Winners
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the famous 1999 Challenge Cup Final, where Leeds Rhinos produced a record breaking display to defeat London Broncos 52-10 at the old Wembley stadium, the playing squad have been invited to join us this week to celebrate the anniversary. Please welcome the team onto the pitch for a special presentation pre-match.
Plus fans can visit the Leeds Rhinos Foundation Heritage exhibition in the Café Bar before kick off for classic memorabilia on display.
How Much Are Match Tickets?
There are still a handful of seats available to purchase in the North Stand and South Stand starting from £20 juniors, £25 concessions and from £32 adults*. Try out the new, modern seats and enjoy uninterrupted views of the pitch and better legroom.
If you prefer the atmosphere in the terraces, standing tickets are available in the Tetley’s South Stand Terrace, Extentia Terrace or West Terrace priced just £12 for juniors, £16 for concessions and £24 for adults if you book before midnight on Thursday.*
Book online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk, call us on 0371 423 1315 or buy in person from the Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley. Remember if you buy online you can use the free “print at home” option to save the £1.50 booking fee.
Sensory Nook is Supporting Leeds Rhinos SEN Fans this July
There is nothing we love more than the bustle and excitement of match days and the roar of Rhinos supporters cheering our team on. We do recognise however that for some fans with special needs such as Autism this can be a challenging experience. We want everyone to be able to enjoy match days in our fantastic stadium, so we invited Sensory Nook to bring one of their pods to see if it works for you.
Sensory Nook is a relaxing mobile pod that reduces noise levels to more tolerable levels and has a selection of sensory equipment designed to calm and lower anxiety. Sensory Nook reduces sensory overload within busy areas, so occupants remain part of the experience but in a more manageable space. We hope it will help our fans with disabilities, and their family and friends who support them, to attend and fully enjoy match days on equal terms with everyone else. You will find the Sensory Nook in the Extentia Café Bar – do try it out and let us know how it works for you.
Summer Vibes In The Club Shop
Going on holiday? Pay a visit to the Club Shop or South Stand pop-up shop and take advantage of our ‘Buy a Beach Towel and get Flip-Flops or Essential Cap at ½ price’ offer, saving you a fiver! We’ve also got 2 for £20 T-shirts but hurry as they are selling fast!
Emergency Services Retail Discount
In the Emergency Services and at the match on Friday? If so, we’re proud to offer you 20% off Rhinos full price merchandise when you visit the Club Shop or South Stand pop-up shop. Just show your ID to get your discount.
Free poster with this week’s edition of Blue & Amber
Make sure you get your hands on this week’s edition of Blue & Amber. As well as the usual great content, you can also get a free poster this week of Rhinos captain Trent Merrin. The programme is still just £3 and available from sellers around the ground including from this week the ISC Retail unit in the South Stand.
Match Day Entertainment
Visit the Kids Zone, located underneath the Long Bar, for the perfect place to entertain young Rhinos fans in a safe environment upon arrival at Emerald Headingley Stadium. Young Rhinos fans can look forward to a whole host of free activities and entertainment in the Kids Zone including free face painting, balloon twisting, a visit from Ronnie the Rhino and Leeds Rhinos players! Find the Kids Zone in the cricket nets in the cricket East Stand; the entrance is located near the St Michael’s Lane turnstiles.
There will be match analysis in the South Stand concourse, hosted by Matt Horton and Leeds Rhinos Women’s star Amy Johnson pre match, and also at half time where Alex Simmons will be hosting with a special announcement and will be joined by some special guests.
Look out for the Dance Spectacular at half time with loads of young dancers taking to the pitch for a mass performance, and of course everyone’s favourite mascot, Ronnie the Rhino, will be meeting and greeting fans all evening and up to his usual antics.
Live Music Around The Ground
There will be live entertainment on the pitch pre-match from Phil Fryer as Frank Sinatra as well as live music from buskers in the South Stand concourse, the Long Bar, outside the Ticket Office and in the North Stand concourse. Please note that the Long Bar is open for all fans pre match but is open exclusively for Gold Members at full time.
Have a Look Around The Concourses
All fans are welcome to look around the North Stand and South Stand concourses on match day – even if you don’t have a valid ticket for that stand. Enter the concourses to enjoy pre match entertainment, refreshments and check out the amazing new facilities. Tickets will be checked on entry through the vomitories to the stands, so please note that there is no access to the seats (North or South Stand) or to the South Stand Terrace without a valid match ticket for that area.
Super Fast WiFi
Super-fast free WiFi is available for all fans on match day! Just join the ‘FREE-Public’ network to get started. Snap and share your match day on us!
Our Blue & Amber South Stand Bricks
Check out the first installation of the Our Blue & Amber wall at the South Stand with some fantastic fan memories & dedications now on display outside the South Stand. There’s still time to make your mark and buy a brick. If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone special, set it in stone and buy a heritage stone ahead of the next installation. Visit ourblueandamber.co.uk to get yours and find out more.
Fancy A Pint?
Enjoy a pint on match day with our reusable cups. Available on all bars in the stadium (with the exception of the Long Bar), the cups are just £1 deposit and there are 3 heritage designs, featuring images of ex-players and club legends through the years, as well as classic Rhinos blue and amber designs. At the end of the night, keep your cup as a souvenir or return it to the bar to claim your deposit! Fans can also stick around after the match and enjoy discounts of up to £1 off all draught products in the South Stand concourse bars. All our bars accept cash, credit/debit card, contactless payment and apple/android pay.
Please note that the Long Bar is open for all fans pre match but is open exclusively for Gold Members at full time.
Can I Pay On The Day?
Tickets are selling well for Friday’s game but if you buy before midnight on Thursday you’ll be able to guarantee your place at the cheapest price, saving £3 on match day prices.
If you miss the advance ticket deadline you can come along on match day & pay cash on the day at the St Michael’s Lane or Kirkstall Lane turnstiles for standing entry to the Extentia Terrace or West Terrace. Please note there are no cash turnstiles at the South Stand. If you’d like to purchase any available seating or standing tickets in the South Stand on game day you can do so from the Ticket Office on St Michael’s Lane (entrance is street side) right up until kick off (subject to availability).
Finally, if you are already in the ground and fancy upgrading your ticket to any available seating, you can do so at the Ticket Office transfer windows once you are inside the ground.
Half Season Membership
There’s still time to book your place at all remaining home games with our Half Season Membership. As well as entry to Friday’s game and all 5 home games still to come, Half Season Membership comes with loads of extra benefits including the chance to bring a friend for free, a voucher for free away travel and a gift pack full of Rhinos goodies included with Junior Membership. Find out more and sign up online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call 0371 423 1315.
North Stand Access Information
If you have a Season Membership or valid match ticket in the North Stand, you can access the ground via the St Michael’s Lane Turnstiles (Gate B) or Kirkstall Lane Turnstiles (Gate G). Please note you cannot use the South Stand Turnstiles (Gate E).
To access the North Stand, you will enter the stand at ground floor level (at either end) and go underneath the stand which is the main access route in and out of the stand. There are two staircases in the centre and a lift at each end of the ground floor to access the first-floor concourse. Please note there is no longer access across the front of the North Stand.
All bars and toilets for supporters are situated on the first floor and you will access the seated area from this concourse – directional signage with a range of seat numbers will indicate which vomitory you should use. You will enter the seated area at row K. Stairs lead to all rows and the rows range from row A (front of the seated area) to row U (back of the seated area). Only supporters who have cards or match tickets for the seats on row A can use the walkway in front of the seats.
South Stand Access Information
If you have a Season Membership or valid match ticket in the South Stand, we recommend using either the South Stand Turnstiles (Gate E) or St Michael’s Lane Turnstiles (Gate B).
You can enter the stadium via the Kirkstall Lane Turnstiles (Gate G) however you will be required to walk round the stadium underneath the Cricket concourse to the St Michael’s Lane side of the stadium and round the back of the Extentia Stand to access the South Stand. Please note there is no access via the Western Terrace.
Further Turnstile & Access Information
Remember only South Stand Season Members and match ticket holders can use the South Stand turnstiles, whilst the St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane turnstiles allow access for all members cards and match tickets as well as cash turnstiles for entry to the Extentia Terrace and West Terrace.
If you need to collect your tickets on match day please head to the collections point at the Ticket Office (entrance is street side on St Michael’s Lane).
Bag searches are in operation at all turnstiles & bags must not be larger than an A4 piece of paper in size. Please note that all cards and tickets will be checked upon entry into the stands and if you have any issues with your match day experience please text our fans phone on 07500 312 832.
Please note that during the match day entertainment (pre, half time and post match) there may be occasional use of pyrotechnics, special effects and flash photography used.
*Juniors = 16 & under. Concessions = Seniors 65 & over, students and under 21s. Advance prices valid until midnight the day before the game and match day prices increase by £3.