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3 hours ago, Blind side johnny said:

Simply because it hasn't been mentioned doesn't mean that it isn't a factor, unless you know different. I would imagine that having two Champions League matches scheduled closely together either side of the date for the GF would mean that it would be a serious consideration.

Their exact wording was around SL availability and time needed to dress the stadium. Not to burst any high preconceptions you might have, but "biosecurity" is just a good clean and the restriction of access to specific personnel to specific areas.

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Today's cup final is far better for being at Wembley today. Remember that before devaluing the Grand Final by playing at a regular ground. 

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Spot on. People said the same about the Cup as they are saying on this thread now. If it was down to them today's game would be at Huddersfield and would be doing a disservice to Salford and Leeds. 

12 minutes ago, Tommygilf said:

Their exact wording was around SL availability and time needed to dress the stadium. Not to burst any high preconceptions you might have, but "biosecurity" is just a good clean and the restriction of access to specific personnel to specific areas.

Exactly, even one lost premier league game or Champions league game (because of outside circumstances) is worth millions. Some football club just won't want to bend their protocols atm.

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5 hours ago, Tommygilf said:

Biosecurity hasn't been mentioned once in this discussion (by MUFC) and we have teams sharing stadiums already. This is down to pitch availability, nothing more or less.

well if you want an iconic ground that's not been used by other teams and would be easy for the likely teams to get to how about Odsal. pitch is still in good condition as a couple of local teams played there last month. the team coaches drive down into the bowl so that's close to the changing rooms and any guests could be housed on one floor of the coral stand  .

also of course the question of rent does not apply indeed there could be a small profit from advertising ect .  it can not be denied its an iconic stadium as so many threads have mentioned it as one.

it could also be perhaps the last ever game to be played there which would make it that extra bit special .

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47 minutes ago, paul hicks said:

well if you want an iconic ground that's not been used by other teams and would be easy for the likely teams to get to how about Odsal. pitch is still in good condition as a couple of local teams played there last month. the team coaches drive down into the bowl so that's close to the changing rooms and any guests could be housed on one floor of the coral stand  .

also of course the question of rent does not apply indeed there could be a small profit from advertising ect .  it can not be denied its an iconic stadium as so many threads have mentioned it as one.

it could also be perhaps the last ever game to be played there which would make it that extra bit special .

Not sure Odsal looks great on TV. I think ideally they’ll want a soccer ground if not a neutral rugby league stadium will be used.

Wouldn't be surprised if it was the Etihad with the RFL moving there and its being in Manchester

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14 minutes ago, Mr Plow said:

Not sure Odsal looks great on TV. I think ideally they’ll want a soccer ground if not a neutral rugby league stadium will be used.

Wouldn't be surprised if it was the Etihad with the RFL moving there and its being in Manchester

I'd be amazed if it was at the Etihad. Man City have never been too keen on Rugby League being played there.

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Dubai will be crying out for publicity at the moment. They’d probably fly the teams over for free too. And they have the stadium already.

Guaranteed fair weather too in November/December. Temp in the twenties and little chance of rain.

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On 17/10/2020 at 10:40, sweaty craiq said:

Soccer pitch in season so same issues as OT imo. Leeds, Warrington, Saints - one of them wont be in.

 

Looks like it will be saints then 😂😂😂

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On 17/10/2020 at 11:33, Blind side johnny said:

Salford would seem to be the obvious solution to me. After all it won't be far for either of the finalists to travel, will it?

Getting from Leeds is a nightmare on the M62.

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On 17/10/2020 at 12:47, roughyed8 said:

Whitebank stadium would be a fitting venue for such a prestigious event🤪🤪

Once went to Whitebank with Hunslet Warriors when they played in the challenge cup, I must say it was the biggest dump I've been in. I was helping our kit man, the showers didn't work even in the home dressing room, the Oldham captain I think it was Marcus St Hiliaire asked to use ours when we had finished.

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5 hours ago, Mr Plow said:

Not sure Odsal looks great on TV. I think ideally they’ll want a soccer ground if not a neutral rugby league stadium will be used.

Wouldn't be surprised if it was the Etihad with the RFL moving there and its being in Manchester

does any ground look good when playing a match in an empty stadium . at least people may recognise the stadium which is more than can be said for the boring concrete stadiums build off the same plan. These days  

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18 hours ago, paul hicks said:

does any ground look good when playing a match in an empty stadium . at least people may recognise the stadium which is more than can be said for the boring concrete stadiums build off the same plan. These days  

There's one person on this forum fully qualified to answer this question..... 

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As I suggested, but not for logistical reason, for financial reasons, back in July, when I suggested it for the Cup Final. As there is no spectators going to be allowed, they could play the final almost anywhere. KC Stadium sounds a good bet, as does the John Smiths, I wouldn't play it at Headingly as Rhinos still have a chance of making it a Home final, and that would be unfair. Bolton might work, as they are struggling in League 2, and could do with the money, probably. Same goes for Blackpool. Especially as they missed out on Championships Bash weekend.

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Where were you last Thursday?

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13 minutes ago, sweaty craiq said:

It’s at LSV, the 8 changing rooms, full HD floodlighting, brilliant media facilities and on site warm up facilities made it an easy choice when foc

If the match changes to a Wednesday night then we'll know its Leigh.

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11 hours ago, Damien said:

If the match changes to a Wednesday night then we'll know its Leigh.

At 6pm. And for the first time the organisers will be able to justify it by arguing it was chosen because supporters couldn't get there by train.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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Sky have announced it'll be at the KCOM Stadium.

"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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