The Rugby League has confirmed that Castleford Tigers’ Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Widnes Vikings will take place at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday, August 10 with a 3pm kick-off.
Demand for tickets is likely to be high with capacity only 12,000 at the Leigh ground.
The other semi-final between Leeds Rhinos and Warrington Wolves will also be over the Pennines at St Helens’ Langtree Park ground on Saturday, August 9.
RFL Marketing Director Mark Foster said: “We are anticipating huge demand for tickets for what will be two compelling Tetley’s Challenge Cup ties and our advice to fans is to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.
“Langtree Park and Leigh Sports Village are perfect venues for the semi-finals and will provide terrific backdrops to some high drama as the four clubs showcase the sport to a national television audience.
“In selecting the venues, we have looked at similar criteria as we did when choosing where to place games for the Rugby League World Cup: one of the big considerations was venues that give us every chance of selling out and creating the very best atmosphere to reflect the stature of Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-finals.”
Advance tickets for both semi-finals cost £18, £20 and £26 (£9, £10 and £13 concessions) with club season ticket holders entitled to a £3 discount per ticket until July 7.
Tickets for the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-finals go on sale at all four clubs and from the Rugby League Ticket Hotline – 0844 856 1113 or www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk - from 9am on Monday, June 16.
Tickets for the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 23 cost from as little as £22 and can be purchased by calling the 24-hour Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk