Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves Match Day Information
Leeds Rhinos host Warrington Wolves at Emerald Headingley Stadium in our final Betfred Super League fixture this Friday 13th September, kick off 7.45pm. The game also marks the last run out in blue and amber for two departing Rhinos, Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Carl Ablett, who both retire at the end of this season. Join us to show your support for two club legends and don’t miss all the action at Emerald Headingley this Friday night.
Turnstiles open at 5.30pm with loads of great entertainment on offer before the main game, so come down early and make the most of your Friday night. Here’s everything that’s taking place this week and all the match day information you need…
20 Years Of JJB
We’ll be paying tribute to Jamie Jones-Buchanan in his final game in blue and amber this Friday, before his 20-year playing career draws to a close. Pick up your free JJB face mask around the ground before kick-off and please stick around after the final whistle for a special post-match presentation to Jonesy on the pitch. Get involved and show your support for Jonesy with #JJB20.
As well as paying tribute to JJB, we’ll also be showing our thanks for Rhinos legend Carl Ablett, who announced his retirement earlier this week. Ablett has been a Rhinos for 16 seasons and has had an incredible career. He won seven Grand Finals with the Rhinos, scoring in the 2011 and 2012 wins, as well as winning two Challenge Cups, two League Leaders Shields and two World Club Challenges, including scoring the winning try in the victory over Manly at Emerald Headingley in 2012. Please join us to show your appreciation for Carl and Jamie at the game this Friday.
How Much Are Match Tickets?
Tickets are selling really well for Friday but there are some great seats still available to purchase in the new North Stand and South Stand, as well as seats behind the posts in the Extentia Stand. Seats start from £20 juniors, £24 concessions and from £30 adults*.
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 juniors, £16 concessions and £24 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.
Match Day Entertainment
Come down early and enjoy plenty of free match day entertainment all over the stadium including free face painting and balloon twisting, live music from buskers around the ground and everyone’s favourite mascot, Ronnie the Rhino, meeting and greeting fans all evening and up to his usual antics.
Pre-match we’ll have plenty going on, including a living statue in the South Stand concourse and flame performers around the pitch, plus free JJB face masks being handed out at the Ticket Office, Club Shop and around the ground. Make sure you take your seats early to catch the live performance from opera singer Laurence Robinson and a Guard of Honour to welcome JJB onto the pitch before kick-off. As well as this, we’ll be joined by JJB’s former club Stanningley for all our pre match activities.
The Kids Zone is open for free activity before kick off too, where young fans can test their skills on the rugby skills zone and meet Leeds Rhinos players for photos and signings.
As always, there will be match analysis in the South Stand concourse before the game kicks off as well as half time analysis.
At half time, on the pitch two contestants will go head to head in the hilarious Selco Builders Warehouse Half Time Challenge, you won’t want to miss it! There will also be an on-pitch presentation in honour of lifelong Rhinos Fan Mick ‘Aky’ Atkinson, who sadly took his own life in October 2018. Earlier this year, over 80 people cycled 106.6 miles to remember him and raise awareness for mental health, with the bike ride culminating in a lap of honour at Emerald Headingley before our match against Wigan back in summer. They raised over £25,000 for his chosen charities Mind and the Leeds Rhinos Foundation.
Be sure to stick around after the final whistle, as we’ll have some special post-match presentations for both Carl Ablett and Jamie Jones-Buchanan. Keeping with tradition, the first team squad will also take part in an end of season Lap of Appreciation around the pitch to show their thanks to the fans. Please note the Long Bar is open as usual after the match but there will be no post-match presentations this week.
Half Price Shirts
Our 2019 Home & Away Shirts in Men’s, Women’s and Kids are now less than half price! With it being our final home game of 2019, if you’ve not got this season’s shirt, Friday is the time to treat yourself. Bag yourself a bargain because at these prices they won’t last forever so make sure you get yours at the game on Friday. If you can’t make it to the game, why not drop by the Club Shop anytime between Monday to Saturday, 9am until 5pm or shop online at store.leedsrugby.com.
Sensory Nook Supporting SEN Fans
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. So, fans can now find Sensory Nook, a relaxing mobile pod, in the Extentia Café Bar on game day. Designed to reduce sensory overload within busy areas and calm and lower anxiety, Sensory Nook reduces noise levels to more tolerable levels and has a selection of sensory equipment to ensure 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.
Get Your Copy Of Blue & Amber
Make sure you get your hands on this week’s edition of Blue & Amber for all the latest club news and player content. The programme is still just £3 and available from sellers around the ground including the ISC Retail unit in the South Stand (cash only) and also the Club Shop and Ticket Office (cash and card payments).
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!
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.
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 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. Please note the Long Bar is open as usual after the match but there will be no post-match presentations this week, due to the activity taking place on the pitch.
Can I Pay On The Day?
Buy before midnight on Thursday and 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.
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 membership 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.