Eagles Return To Sheffield In 2018

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5 October 2017

Professional rugby league is returning to Sheffield. From next season, the Sheffield Eagles new permanent home will be the 3G pitch at the city’s Olympic Legacy Park.

The announcement - ending a four-year exile for the Eagles - comes following extensive discussions between representatives of Legacy Park Ltd, Sheffield City Council and the Eagles.

“There has been a massive effort from everyone concerned to get us over the line. It has been extremely hard to bring to fruition but we have succeeded,” said chairman, Chris Noble. “We are back in the city where we should be.”

Cllr Mary Lea of Sheffield City Council, said: “We are delighted that Sheffield Eagles will be back playing in the city, we have worked with Richard Caborn and the Olympic Legacy Park to secure funding for and develop a new multi-purpose, state of the art pitch for professional, community and educational use, which will be a great asset for Sheffield."

For the next 12 months, Pulse – the facilities management firm - will manage the use of the pitch. Arrangements will be in place which will satisfy the Rugby League in respect of the required number of temporary seats, toilets, security, PA systems and other match day facilities.

"In the longer term, we will see the development of a stand with a capacity of 3,000 on one side and other semi-permanent stands on the other three sides,” said Mr Noble.

“We are so happy to be back in the city

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