Leigh Centurions begin the road to Wembley at Leigh Sports Village this coming Saturday (19th March 2016, 6pm kick off) when Workington Town are the visitors for a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Round Four fixture. This is a fixture not to be missed, with match day information as below.
As with all Challenge Cup ties, this is an ‘all pay’ fixture for all spectators and as such no season tickets will be valid for use for this fixture. All supporters wishing to attend this fixture must purchase their tickets from the Ticket Office as detailed below.
North Stand (terracing behind the posts) tickets for this fixture are priced £18 for adults, £14 for those aged over 65 years or 18-21 years and just £5 for those aged under 18 years. Tickets for the West Stand (reserved seating along the touchline) are priced £20 for adults, £16 for those aged over 65 years or 18-21 years and just £5 for those aged under 18 years.
Tickets are available to purchase in person at Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office, online HERE and by calling 01942 487888. The Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office is open from 9am until 5pm Monday-Friday and from 9am until 6.30pm (half an hour after kick off) on the day of the game. A limited number of North Stand tickets are also available to buy from the Leigh Centurions Retail Outlet situated within Leigh Market Hall until 4pm on Friday 18th March 2016.
When buying online or over the telephone, supporters have the option of having their tickets posted to them at an additional cost of 52p. This option will be available until 5pm on Wednesday 16th March 2016.
Due to the nature of ‘all pay’ fixtures such as this where significantly more match tickets need to be sold when compared to a league fixture, supporters are strongly advised to purchase their tickets in advance of match day or alternatively purchase them as early as possible on match day in order to avoid congestion at the Ticket Office, especially in the immediate period leading to kick off.
For this fixture, Workington Town supporters will be situated in blocks A and B of the West Stand on a reserved seating basis and can buy their tickets purchase in person at Leigh Sports Village Ticket Office, online HERE and by calling 01942 487888.
COLLECTING PRE-PURCHASED TICKETS
Any supporters who have pre-purchased their match tickets and have been advised to collect them will be able to do so from any window at the LSV Ticket Office from 9am on the day of the game.
Corporate ticket collections will take place from the Media College (situated to the left hand side of Main Reception).
As always, traffic congestion is expected around the stadium and supporters are advised to allow extra time in their journey. However, should you miss the kick off then there are ‘late gates’ situated in each stand which will be open until the end of the first half. These turnstiles are turnstile 19 (North Stand) and turnstile 23 (Kingstone Press West Stand).
There is a limited amount of on-site parking available at Leigh Sports Village, all free of charge. Access to these car parks is via Sale Way, situated directly off A579 Atherleigh Way, with stewards on hand to direct cars where necessary.
Free car parking is also available at Leigh RUFC, situated 15-20 minutes’ walk from the stadium. The clubhouse will be open for business, with the facility to pre-book a car parking space at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/leighrufc.
There are also numerous pay and display car parks situated in Leigh town centre, approximately 10-15 minutes’ walk from the stadium.
All approaches to the stadium and town centre, in particular A579 Atherleigh Way and A580 East Lancashire Road, are expected to be busy and supporters are advised to allow extra time for their journey.
For those travelling by public transport, Leigh bus station is situated in the town centre and is served with regular connections from Manchester, Bolton, Wigan, Warrington and St. Helens. The bus station is a 10 minute walk from the stadium, or alternatively the 597 bus service, operated by South Lancs Travel, runs directly from the bus station to the stadium.
The Legends Bar (situated at the front of the Kingstone Press West Stand) will be open from 4.00pm, serving a range of soft drinks and alcoholic beverages and will also be open after the game.
There are also catering kiosks available in each stand which will be open from 5.00pm, serving a variety of hot and cold snacks along with hot beverages and both soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
After obtaining advice from Greater Manchester Police in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris last year, please be aware that overt searches, such as bags and personal searches will take place to detect any prevent any prohibited articles from entering the stadium and to provide a visual deterrent.
This searching is conducted under the authority of the Leigh Sports Village Ground Regulations and will apply to staff, partners, visitors and spectators. Any refusal will cause the person not to be admitted into the stadium.
The following articles must not be brought within the ground: knives, fireworks, smoke canisters, air-horns, flares, weapons, dangerous or hazardous items, laser devices, bottles, glass vessels, cans, poles and any article that might be used as a weapon and/or compromise public safety. Any person in possession of such items will be refused entry to the ground.