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Rhinos get their season underway this weekend as the Betfred Super League returns to Emerald Headingley Stadium on Sunday 2nd February, kick-off 4:45pm.
Here’s all the essential information about what’s happening in and around the ground on match day.
Sunday’s game will be an unprecedented double header. The historic event will be the first ever Betfred Super League double header and will see Toronto Wolfpack make their Super League debut against Castleford Tigers (kick-off 2:30pm), followed by Rhinos’ first game of the season against Hull FC (kick-off 4:45pm).
IT’S ANOTHER SELL OUT!
The game is now sold out for Sunday’s game and there are no more tickets available.
Turnstiles for the double header will be open from 12:30pm, with the first game starting at 2:30pm. We encourage fans to get down early to avoid congestion and disappointment.
The Ticket Office at Emerald Headingley Stadium will be open from 11:30am on Sunday. If you need to collect your tickets on match, please head to the collections point on St Michael’s Lane. However, it’s likely to be extremely busy, so we recommend coming down early to avoid queuing.
All Tickets for Sunday’s game will get you entry to both matches and state which turnstiles fans should use. Please note, if you choose to come to the first game and then leave, you won’t be able to reenter the stadium for the second game.
If you’re a 2020 Season Member and can’t make the game, why not take advantage of our Buy Backs scheme? The Buy Backs scheme allows you to return your position for home games you can’t attend. If your position sells, you’ll receive a match credit which will be added to your Season Membership within 24 hours of the final whistle.
The match credit can then be used against any ticket, travel or future Season Membership purchase. All match credits must be used before the 31st December 2020. If you’re position doesn’t sell, no match credit will be allocated.
If the Buy Back is successful, then the following match credits will be issued:
- £10 for an Adult Season Member
- £7 for a Concession Season Member
- £2.50 for a Junior Season Member
Match Day Entertainment
As well as all the action on the pitch, we’ll have loads of pre-match and half-entertainment planned too.
During half time in the first game between Toronto Wolfpack and Castleford Tigers, kick-off 2:30pm, fans will be treated to an on-pitch performance from The New York Brass Band. The band will be at Emerald Headingley, fresh from appearing at Manchester City.
In the build up to the Rhinos game, we’ll be celebrating the success of the Leeds Rhinos Women, who won both the Women’s Super League and Women’s Challenge Cup in 2019.
The ever-popular Opera Man, John Innes will also be returning to Emerald Headingley for an on-pitch performance before Rhinos get their 2020 season underway.
We’ll be introducing The Biff Brothers in our brand new half-time game. Plus, there’ll also be a pyrotechnic extravaganza, so be sure to stay in the stands.
We’ve also got children from community clubs and schools joining us for all our pre-match activities. The clubs will be welcoming our four teams onto the pitch, participating in the match day experience as player escorts, flag bearers and guard of honor.
As well as all this, fans can enjoy free match day entertainment all around the ground with face painting and balloon modelling, live music from buskers and everyone’s favourite mascot Ronnie the Rhino will be meeting and greeting fans all afternoon and up to his usual antics.
Where Can I Watch the Game?
If you’ve not managed to secure a ticket for the game, you’ll be able to watch all the action from both games live on Sky Sports Arena.
Blue & Amber
Make sure you get your hands on the first edition of Blue & Amber this season. It’ll be full of all the latest club news and player content. The programme is still just £3 and available to buy from sellers around the ground including the Club Shop and Ticket Office.
Be sure to stick around after the final whistle, all fans are invited to head to the South Stand Concourse where the entertainment will continue. Rugby AM’s Alex Simmons and Roy Dickinson will be hosting on the South Stand Podium for interviews with both players straight from the pitch and non-playing players. Plus, there’ll also be live music and drinks offers for you to make the most of the season opener.
Gold Members can head to the long bar where there will be player and coach interviews as well as opportunities to meet and get photographs with the full first team squad. Not a Gold Member? You can easily upgrade your membership to gold for just £25, call the ticket office on 0371 423 1315 to upgrade or for further info.
The Club Shop at Emerald Headingley will be open from 12:30pm for supporters wanting to buy merchandise. We’ll also have an Official Merchandise trailer in the South Stand car park selling all the latest Rhinos gear. Both shops are open for ticket holders only.
Super-Fast FREE 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!
There is no parking inside the stadium. For details about various transport options to travel to and from the stadium click here.
Food and Drink
There will be food concession vans in and around the ground, but if you’d liked to sit down and eat the Extentia Café Bar will be open on match day.
All bars in the ground will sell Wilson’s pies and pasties and confectionery. All bars accept both cash and card. Bars and Food Concessions are available in the following areas: Under the Cricket West Stand, North Stand First Floor Concourse, South Stand Concourse, South Stand Car Park, Extentia Stand Upper Concourse, Extentia Café Bar and next to the Club Shop.
Coming Up At Headingley…
We’re back in action at Emerald Headingley Stadium on Friday 14th February against Hull KR in a game we’re calling ‘Love League’.
We’re encouraging all Rhinos and rugby fans to come down and show their support for Mose Masoe following his recent life-changing injury.
Advance tickets are available to buy now and start at just £24 for adults, £16 for concessions* and £12 for juniors (16 and under). You can book tickets now on 0371 423 1315, online at tickets.therhinos.co.uk or in person from the Ticket Office.
The Fan’s Phone allows you to report any issues anonymously and to ensure fans don’t feel in danger by visibly reporting issues to stewards. Should you need to report anything on match day, please us our fan’s text line number 07500 312 382 (texts are charged at standard network rate). Please provide as much detail as possible about the problem and your location to allow stewards to monitor the situation and act where necessary.
North Stand Access Information
If your ticket is for the North Stand, you can access the ground via the St Michael’s Lane turnstiles (Gate B) or the Kirkstall Lane turnstiles (Gate G). Please note, you can’t use the South Stand turnstiles (Gate E).
To access the North Stand, you’ll enter the stand at ground floor level 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 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 with tickets for row A can use the walkway in front of the seats.
South Stand Access Information
If your ticket is for 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 around 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 match ticket holders can use the South Stand turnstiles, whilst the St Michael’s Lane and Kirkstall Lane turnstiles allow access for all match ticket holders.
All fans are welcome to use the facilities in the North Stand and South Stand concourses on match day even if they don’t have a valid ticket for that stand. Tickets will be checked on entry through the vomitories to the stands, so please note that there’s no access to the seats (North or South Stand) or the South Stand Terrace without a valid match ticket for that area.
Bag searches are in operation at all turnstiles and bags must be no larger than an A4 piece of paper. Please note, that all tickets will be checked upon entry into the stands. If you have any issues with your match day experience, please text our Fan’s Phone on 07500 312 832.
Please note that during the match day entertainment (pre, half time and post-match) there may be the occasional use of pyrotechnics, flashing floodlights special effects and flash photography.