Host of top events announced as The John Smith’s Stadium re-opens following the Covid-19 pandemic


Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium is re-opening following the coronavirus pandemic with a host of top sport and music events announced.

Next month two Coral Challenge Cup Rugby League sixth-round ties sees a double-header on Saturday, 22 August.

Wigan Warriors take on current holders Warrington Wolves at 2.30pm followed by St Helens versus Salford Red Devils at 5pm.

Both games will be shown live, in full, on the BBC.

Non-matchday events and facilities are also reopening from today (Monday, July 27).

The Stadium is taking bookings for meetings, conferences and celebration events such as birthday parties all of which will follow government guidelines with no more than 30 people attending any one event.

The on-site health and fitness club, café and Pizza Hut restaurant are all re-opening too.

Hella Mega Tour headliner Green Day will be supported by Fall Out Boy and Weezer on Saturday, June 26 next year having been originally scheduled to perform this summer.

International sport is also confirmed to return with a Rugby League World Cup quarter final fixture taking place on Friday, 12 November 2021.

Gareth Davies, Managing Director at The John Smith’s Stadium, said: “We are once again open for business after a very challenging period and are looking forward to welcoming people back to the Stadium to enjoy some top class events and facilities.

“Securing three big international acts in Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer as one of only four UK dates was a huge coup last year.

“So I’m delighted they have rescheduled for 2021 as it gives everyone something really big to look forward to.

“Before then, however, we have our non-matchday facilities opening from today (Monday, July 27).

“We encourage people to come along, use our facilities and book tickets safe in the knowledge we are following government guidelines at all times.”

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