Five reasons why you need to be at Emerald Headingley next Friday

Earlier this week, Leeds Rhinos announced that tickets for next Friday’s clash against Salford Red Devils at Emerald Headingley are available to buy.

The match will mark the first time since March 2020 that the stadium will be allowed a full capacity crowd and the club is excited to be welcoming fans back through the Emerald Headingley turnstiles.

If you haven’t booked your tickets already, here are five reasons why you won’t want to miss it!

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  1. The Players

The Rhinos players have all talked about how much it means to them to have fans back at Emerald Headingley on match nights. The team have showed so much guts and determination in recent weeks to get the season back on track and we need your help to make sure we capitalise on home advantage when crowds return. With Harry Newman, Ash Handley, Mikolaj Oledzki and Zane Tetevano potentially set to return at Emerald Headingley for the clash with Salford, it is a chance for the team to get back to winning ways on home soil.

Leeds Rhinos’ Matt Prior in action
  1. The Occasion

The last time Emerald Headingley was able to open its doors to all supporters was the match against Toronto Wolfpack in March 2020, so it will be a special occasion for both the supporters and the club to see a packed out stadium. The match itself is big for both sides too. Richard Agar’s side are in great form and a win over the Red Devils would see the Rhinos jump into the Play Off places for the first time this season, whilst Richard Marshall’s side need the points to continue their steady rise out from the bottom three.

  1. The Family

Rugby League in Leeds has always prided itself on being a family orientated game and matchdays at Emerald Headingley are no different!  Over the last 18 months Rhinos fans who have supported the club for decades have told us how much they have missed match days! It will be an emotional occasion to see our ‘Rhinos family’ reunited and back at the stadium where they belong – cheering on the team from their favourite spots and making new memories.  There will be plenty of entertainment around the ground for all the family to enjoy.

  1. The Venue

Emerald Headingley is one of the most famous stadiums in the world of sport and, following the completion of its redevelopment in 2019, fans could only experience the new look concourses, bars and corporate facilities for a handful of games before the Covid shutdown. For next Friday and beyond, fans can enjoy the facilities that makes the stadium the best in the sport. Whilst fans have been away, the club has added displays celebrating the club heritage, including the new John Holmes statue in front of the South Stand, as well as the Hall of Fame walk and the South Stand mural made up of images fans.

  1. The Fans

If there has been one thing that has definitely been missed over the last 18 months throughout the sporting world, it has been the fans! None are better than the Rhinos faithful, so whether you are visiting for the first time or the hundredth time on Friday, we look forward to hearing Marching on Together echo around the stands. To book your tickets now, CLICK HERE.