Rovers given go ahead to have two new stands open for Bulls clash

Rovers chief executive Pat Cluskey in front of the two new stands.
Rovers chief executive Pat Cluskey in front of the two new stands.

Featherstone Rovers were today given permission to have both their two new stands open to spectators for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship home fixture against Bradford Bulls.

The new stands - at the Railway End of the Big Fellas Stadium - have been recycled from the old McCain Stadium at Scarborough Football Club and have been built by a team of volunteers.

Rovers chief executive Pat Cluskey said: “This is fantastic news for the club and everyone has a spring in their step.

“We are hoping for a bumper crowd and this is the very least our gang of volunteers deserve.

“Everyone at the club is full of admiration for the time, effort and money raising activities that have taken place to make Sunday possible.

“With the new structures in place and the chance of a return to the top flight, we hope this really catches the imagination of Featherstone Rovers fans and we’d encourage any supporters to bring any potential new fans or lapsed fans for a great afternoon.

“We are expecting a large crowd and it would be great to see the Big Fella’s Stadium packed to the rafters. Commercially, hospitality and all executive boxes for the clash have been sold out for months which is normally a positive indicator.

“We have a number of ex players of both clubs as special guests including the likes of Jimmy Thompson, Steve Evans, Keith Bridges and Paul Newlove so it should be a memorable occasion.”

The game is not an all ticket fixture but to ease congestion on the day, supporters are encouraged to purchase tickets in advanced from the main office at the Big Fellas Stadium (open 9am-5pm weekdays and Saturday morning 10am-noon).

Admission is £18 adults, £12 concessions and £5 juniors (under 5s free).