RFL BOARD DISCUSS CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON FUTURE
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The Rugby Football League have released the following statement on the future of the 2020 Betfred Championship season.
17 November 2019
The new season is almost upon us! The RFL have announced the fixture list for the 2020 Betfred Championship.
The 2020 Betfred Championship fixtures have been announced by the Rugby Football League for the forthcoming season.
Swinton Lions cemented their best league position in 21 years as they finished the 2019 campaign in ninth place in the Betfred Championship.
Reward for their success sees Stuart Littler’s men open the new campaign on 2 February away at newly-promoted league 1 champions Whitehaven, kicking off followed by the season closer at Heywood Road against Halifax on 6 September.
The loyal Lions fanbase have been heralded for their good spirit and support on the road and can look forward their much anticipated away day in France to face Toulouse Olympique on 18 April at the club’s new venue, Stade Ernest-Wallon. The return fixture will take place at the Lions’ Den on 12 July.
Local rivals Oldham make a welcome return to the Championship and provide opposition on three occasions in 2020 with former Lion Harry Aaronson set to face his former side. Swinton travel to Bower Fold on 10 April before facing off again at the Summer Bash in Blackpool just over a month later on 31 May. The third and final clash against the local rival takes place at the Heywood Road on 2 August.
Returning to the Championship, London Broncos will travel to the Lions midweek on 14 April and play host in the capital on 30 August. Familiar foes Bradford Bulls will also prove a stern test, travelling to Heywood Road on 22 February, followed by the away clash at Crown Flatt on 14 June. Strong outfit Featherstone Rovers, who played in the 2019 Championship play-off final, will provide stiff competition on 8 March at Post Office Road and in the reverse fixture in Sale on 23 August.
Familiar opposition for the Lions will also come in the form of Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams, Halifax, Leigh Centurions, Sheffield Eagles, York City Knights and Widnes Vikings.
Outside of league action in the Championship, three-time Challenge Cup winners Swinton will start their campaign in the famous competition and the 1895 Cup on dates to be confirmed by the RFL soon.
Can’t wait for next season? Why not get prepared for the new Betfred Championship season with the Lions by purchasing your 2020 Season Ticket NOW!
Golden Point Extra Time will be available in all Betfred Championship and League 1 fixtures next season – but with a different twist.
When a game is level at the sounding of the final hooter, each team will take one point for earning a draw – with a third competition point then made available to the first team to score in two five-minute periods of extra time.
The Golden Point will be available for the first time in the Betfred Championship on the weekend of January 31 – February 2.
Prices for regular 2020 Season Tickets are frozen at last season’s levels, and represent the equivalent of attending two free games out of the total of 13.
Season Tickets will be valid for all 13 regular home league fixtures, which in 2020 will include games against recently relegated Super League side London Broncos plus former top flight sides Widnes Vikings and Bradford Bulls. Further attractive visitors will be the impressive York City Knights and recently-promoted Whitehaven. The Lions will also renew acquaintance with Oldham Roughyeds and Leigh Centurions in big local derbies, as well as welcoming international visitors in the shape of Toulouse Olympique.
Concessions: £145 (Over 65 or student card holders 17 to 21)
Juniors: £20 (Under 16s)
Executive Season Tickets are also available, but at a reduced price in comparison to 2019. Last season we gained a reputation for providing a special pre-match experience which was the envy of the Championship, and we intend to repeat that again in 2020. So if you want guaranteed onsite parking at Heywood Road; a complimentary match programme; access to the corporate bar and balcony; a quality pre-match lunch incorporating exclusive interviews, then this is the option for you.
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