Leeds Rhinos impose reduced capacity for Boxing Day clash with Wakefield Trinity

Leeds Rhinos have announced that, in light of recent Government recommendations under their Plan B regulations, they will voluntarily reduce the capacity for Headingley Stadium for the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge on Boxing Day against Wakefield Trinity to 9,999.

Friday, 17th December 2021, 11:29 am
Updated Friday, 17th December 2021, 11:30 am
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The club have already sold 6,500 for the traditional friendly clash, which kicks off at 11.30am. There will be limits on all remaining standing and seating positions and there will be no option to purchase tickets on match day – it will be advance purchase only.

The seated capacity will not exceed 6,000 and standing capacity will not exceed 3,999.

The concourse areas will be controlled so that there will be fewer than 500 spectators standing indoors at any time.

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Leeds Rhinos Operations Director Sue Ward said, “Our first priority is always the safety of our spectators, players and staff. I would like to thank our local authorities here in Leeds who we have been working with since the new Government legislation came into place so together we can find a solution that ensures Headingley remains a safe venue for our spectators to come and visit.

"Here at the Rhinos, we encourage all our fans to follow the advice to get their booster and take steps to stay as safe as possible over the coming weeks. As an outdoor venue, we are looking forward to welcoming supporters back to the stadium for some fresh air on Boxing Day and will be doing everything possible to make sure they can enjoy their morning at the rugby together with their loved ones.”

More information on purchasing tickets and the club's Covid-19 policy can be found on the Rhinos' website