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The Ghost Of Ethel
(@the-ghost-of-ethel)
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I'm travelling to the game next Monday evening, looking forward to having a butchers at their new stadium, looks good on the photos I've seen, also feeling a bit more confident of a result.

Is anyone else going or will I have to boo on my own if we don't get a result?

Always have fond memories of travelling to Sheffield to see the newly crowned World Club Champions in our next game, only to see us get thumped by about 30 points and a three hour drive home due to the weather. 

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Topic starter Posted : 18/05/2022 4:34 pm
Sinbad
(@sinbad)
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Sheffield have often been a banana skin for us.That game after Canberra,Wembley the other year and a few other games.They won at Naughton Park one year when we had the star players around 1990.Also they beat us in the Wigan sevens final 89.

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Posted : 18/05/2022 4:59 pm
widneslatic
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Posted by: @the-ghost-of-ethel

I'm travelling to the game next Monday evening, looking forward to having a butchers at their new stadium, looks good on the photos I've seen, also feeling a bit more confident of a result.

Is anyone else going or will I have to boo on my own if we don't get a result?

Always have fond memories of travelling to Sheffield to see the newly crowned World Club Champions in our next game, only to see us get thumped by about 30 points and a three hour drive home due to the weather. 

Are you sure you're not getting your games mixed up? 🤔

I went to that game at Bramall Lane,  I'm 99.95% certain it was a pleasant sunny Autumn afternoon.

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Posted : 18/05/2022 5:04 pm
Farnworth Viking
(@farnworth-viking)
Reputable Member

I’ll be going and taking someone else. Hoping for a win, but our record there isn’t great. Hopefully craven will be fit, that would give us a better chance of a win.

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Posted : 19/05/2022 8:26 am
steelviking
(@steelviking)
Trusted Member

Get your ticket early 700 limit on attendance. 

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Posted : 19/05/2022 8:43 am
DJones
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https://widnesvikings.co.uk/sheffield-ticket-update/

 

We are disappointed to confirm we have been informed that only 100 tickets will be available for visiting supporters at this Monday’s game (23rd May, 7.45pm kick-off), after safety measures at Sheffield Eagles’ new home, the Olympic Legacy Park, were reassessed.

Our away support is fantastic and this disappointing decision will impact both supporters and players alike in what was already a challenging fixture on a Monday night.

The announcement comes following a last-minute reduction of the capacity of Sheffield’s new stadium to just 700 for the fixture.

We understand that the late notice of this news will cause disruption to supporters who have made arrangements for the fixture on Monday; our supporters may have booked travel, accommodation, and booked time off work for the fixture. We are disappointed to have been informed of this decision at this notice, which has been completely out of our control.

Operational rules state that away teams should receive a minimum of 200 tickets (based on 10% regulations for a minimum Betfred Championship stadium capacity of 2,000), as per section A3:31 of the Operational Rules for 2022. Several alternative options were proposed to meet this minimum allocation for away fans, including playing the fixture at an alternative venue which could accommodate a larger attendance, but the decision was taken by the RFL board on Wednesday evening that Sheffield would allocate us just 100 away tickets.

We have decided that the fairest way to distribute our limited allocation is on a first-come first-serve basis for Season Ticket holders only initially, with supporters asked to visit the ticket window with their Season Ticket at the DCBL Stadium any time from now until 8pm today (Thursday 19th May).

We will sell the tickets on the basis of one ticket per Season Ticket card. Supporters are asked to bring correct change or to pay by card to make the process quicker for everyone and prevent queuing.

If there are any tickets remaining not purchased by Season Ticket holders during these times, they will be available to non-Season Ticket holders also from our Club Shop at Widnes Market during its usual opening hours this Friday 20th May (10am-4pm) and Saturday 21st May (10am-3pm).

We will update supporters via social media regarding the availability of tickets as we sell them.

Although it is a disappointing situation from our point of view, we must advise supporters not to travel if they cannot obtain a ticket.

Supporters looking for coach travel to Sheffield are recommended to contact Kelly Barnes on 07985248343.

GENERAL SALE TICKET PRICES

  • Adult – £20
  • Concession (65+) – £15
  • Child (under-18) – £5
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Posted : 19/05/2022 12:50 pm
Sinbad
(@sinbad)
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100 tickets should be enough.Is there anything to stop fans buying via Sheffield Eagles, anyway ?

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Posted : 19/05/2022 1:50 pm
Mick George
(@mick-george)
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Posted by: @sinbad

100 tickets should be enough.Is there anything to stop fans buying via Sheffield Eagles, anyway ?

you cannot buy from them online so its a problem now.

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Posted : 19/05/2022 2:31 pm
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Farnworth Viking
(@farnworth-viking)
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I tried buying them on Sheffield website but non available. 
But managed to get to the stadium shop and bought 2.

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Posted : 19/05/2022 3:24 pm
sunny
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It appears the RFL have broken their own Operational Rules by restricting our allocation to 100.

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Posted : 19/05/2022 3:39 pm
widneslatic
(@widneslatic)
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Posted by: @sunny

It appears the RFL have broken their own Operational Rules by restricting our allocation to 100.

They've broken the rules anyway with the fact they're allowing a Championship game to go ahead with a capacity of less than 1,000. 

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Posted : 19/05/2022 4:24 pm
Farnworth Viking
(@farnworth-viking)
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  • Should it be allowed to take place at a stadium with such a low capacity?
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Posted : 19/05/2022 4:31 pm
widneslatic
(@widneslatic)
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Posted by: @farnworth-viking
  • Should it be allowed to take place at a stadium with such a low capacity?

In the Championship... Definitely not, no.

Back in the day, they used to play at Owlerton Greyhound Stadium (just up the road from Hillsborough) and even that had a capacity of over 3,000.

Owlerton has not long had a massive upgrade, so there's no reason why they couldn't go back there until their own Stadium work has been completed. 

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Posted : 19/05/2022 4:38 pm
Spelly
(@spelly)
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100 only? We take more away than that!

What's gone wrong at Sheff? Stadium still not finished? Just opening one side of the ground?

It seems unprofessional to me!

Spelly.

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Posted : 19/05/2022 5:33 pm
Viking25
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It’s one of those things, but I don’t understand having rules if you’re not going to apply them. What’s the point? 

Hopefully the grounds improved over there, because the last time we went it was a disgrace. Not fit for purpose. 

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Posted : 19/05/2022 5:46 pm
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