Tigers vs Hull FC now Behind Closed Doors
Posted: Tuesday 22nd September 2020 - 2:00 PM
Castleford Tigers’ match against Hull FC will now take place behind closed doors and has been moved to Thursday, 1st October 2020 at 7.45pm to be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
The Mend-A-Hose Jungle last week was granted permission to host the Round 14 Betfred Super League match as one of the Government’s sporting events that will be used to pilot the safe return of spectators to sporting venues and events.
Following the Government’s decision to pause its plans to allow a limited number of spectators back into sporting venues this has resulted in the Betfred Super League Round 14 fixture now NOT being accessible for the 1,000 spectators as was announced. Fans will still be able to watch this game live on Sky Sports after being moved from Wednesday 30th September to Thursday 1st October.
The Club would like to thank all the supporters who entered the ticket ballot for this fixture, we are disappointed fans will not be at The Mend-A-Hose Jungle for the Tigers’ first home match since March but public health and wellbeing must come first.
Anna Hartley, Wakefield’s Director of Public Health, commented on the news saying:
“We understand that fans will be deeply disappointed, but the health and safety of fans and the wider district must be our first priority. Although we are not seeing case levels as high as other areas of West Yorkshire, cases in Wakefield have risen significantly over recent weeks, which means that the match no longer meets the criteria which would allow the event to go ahead.
“This is the safest and most appropriate decision to protect the supporters and our residents and I would like to thank the club for their support in playing their part to reduce the spread of the virus.
“We all want, more than anything, to be able to enjoy events such as these again. So that clubs can get back to playing in front of fans more quickly in the long run, it is so vitally important that people ‘Act Now’ by following the new measures set out by Government. Please remember to follow these simple rules:
- Wear a face covering, if you can, in any enclosed public space
- Maintain social distancing, wherever possible
- Avoid any hugging or close contact with anyone outside your household
- Avoid car sharing with anyone outside your household, if you can
- Maintain regular handwashing
- Stick to six – no social gatherings of more than six people indoors or outdoors.”
Full details on Betfred Super League Round 14 (September 29th – October 1st)
Tuesday 29 September (AJ Bell Stadium)
Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves (6pm - live on Sky Sports)
Wigan Warriors v St Helens (8.15pm - live on Sky Sports)
Wednesday 30 September
Huddersfield Giants v Hull KR (5.30pm, John Smith’s Stadium)
Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons (7pm, Emerald Headingley Stadium)
Thursday 1 October
Castleford Tigers v Hull FC (7.45pm, The Mend-A-Hose Jungle – live on Sky Sports)
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