Huddersfield Giants’ Super League fixture with Catalans later this month will be free admission for all after chairman Ken Davy opted to open the stadium gates without charge.
Davy has promised anyone who collects a ticket in advance to the game on June 15th will be allowed in for nothing, in a bid to rally behind new coach Simon Woolford in one of their pivotal fixtures ahead of the split for the Super 8s.
He said: “I believe we all need to show as a town that we are all fully behind Simon Woolford and his plans to take this great club forward. I can think of nothing better to greet him on his first home Super League game than a huge crowd and a newly refurbished John Smith’s Stadium pitch.
“The free entry only applies until midday on Friday 15th June, after which the price will be £10. We have done this in the past to great success and in all reality all we ask for as a club from the new supporter is their data by pre-booking the tickets ideally online via www.giantsrl.com or at the clubhop here at the Stadium.
“Given the low season ticket-pricing policy we implemented last year, this fits perfectly for our marketing strategy and I am looking forward to a bumper take-up and a great evening.”
It is not the first time Davy and Huddersfield have waived admission prices for a Giants game; in 2008, the club made it free entry for another game against Catalans: and 12,127 people came in through the gates.