Grand Final to remain at Theatre of Dreams until 2017
Super League and Manchester United are delighted to confirm that agreement has been reached for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at the Theatre of Dreams for another four years.
The contract extension will see Rugby League’s most prized trophy be contested at Super League’s spiritual home until at least 2017, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Grand Final.
The agreement has been announced on the eve of the 2013 Super League Grand Final tomorrow, when Warrington Wolves face Wigan Warriors in an eagerly-anticipated title decider between two of the sport’s greatest rivals.
Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood said: “The Super League Grand Final is a world class sporting event and I delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue.
“The first Super League Grand Final was played at Old Trafford in 1998 but the stadium has provided the backdrop for some fantastic Rugby League memories for many decades.
“I am sure that will continue to be the case both this weekend and on November 30, when Old Trafford hosts the hotly-anticipated final of Rugby League World Cup 2013.”
Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold, said: “We’re excited about the extension of our relationship with Super League (Europe) for Old Trafford to host the Super League Grand Final until 2017. The Grand Final is always a fantastic event and it’s a privilege for Old Trafford to host the players and fans of Rugby League.”
Tickets for the 2013 Super League Grand Final, Warrington Wolves v Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford, Manchester (6.00pm) tomorrow can be purchased from the stadium’s Ticketing and Membership Office in the North West car park between 10.00am and kick-off.
Tickets for the RLWC2013 final at Old Trafford on Saturday November 30 (2.30pm) cost from just £20 for adults and £10 concessions and can be purchased by calling the 24-hour Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 2013 or by visiting www.rlwc2013.com/tickets