Hull FC Fixture Reversed

Hull FC Fixture Reversed

14th March 2018

Widnes Vikings would like to advise Members and supporters that the scheduled Betfred Super League Round 19 fixture against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium has been reversed. The fixture will now be played at the Halton Stadium on Thursday, April 12th at 7:45pm.

The Vikings were approached by Hull FC Chairman, Adam Pearson, to request for the fixture to be played at the Halton Stadium, due to unforeseen issues with hosting the game at the KCOM Stadium. This change would in turn see the Vikings play their scheduled Round 19 home fixture at the KCOM Stadium, Hull on Friday 29th June.

With this fixture change offering Widnes Vikings the opportunity to avoid two consecutive away trips to Hull in six days, and securing the benefits of hosting an additional Sky Sports televised fixture, Widnes have agreed to grant this request.

Vikings Head Coach, Denis Betts commented: “We will only accept a change to our scheduled fixtures if we believe that this is in the best interests of Widnes Vikings. Having reflected upon this matter with the coaching team and senior players, I believe that this change will be advantageous, enabling us to avoid two long away trips at this stage of the season.The game comes at the end of a busy run of fixtures for the team, who take on Warrington Wolves, St Helens, Hull KR and Hull FC in the space of a fortnight. The change in venue will remove an away trip from this long run of games, which will no doubt be beneficial for the players.” 

Betts added: “I would like to thank our supporters in advance for their understanding and assure them that we believe that this is a positive opportunity for the club.”

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says: “This decision is something that we have thought long and hard about. Our primary considerations when reviewing requests of this nature are understanding how they will affect both our players and supporters.

 “With this fixture taking place four weeks from now, we believe that the change creates the opportunity for the team to be at their most prepared, whilst also hopefully causing minimal disturbance to Members and supporters. We are grateful to our fans for their understanding with this matter.”  

Sky have confirmed that they will switch the scheduled Round 11 broadcast to the Halton Stadium.

Hull FC Fixture Reversed