Magic Weekend 2014 set to break records

The record books are set to be rewritten in Manchester this weekend when the Etihad Stadium hosts the seven-match First Utility Super League spectacular, Magic Weekend 2014.

With seven of the most competitive fixtures ever staged in the event’s eight-year history,  demand for Magic Weekend tickets has been unprecedented and fans are being urged to move quickly to secure the remaining seats.

For the first time, the upper tier in the East Stand at the Etihad Stadium has been opened to meet demand but fewer than 1,000 tickets remain unsold for a day which features four mouth-watering matches.

There is also a limited supply on Sunday, when the home of newly-crowned English football champions Manchester City provides the backdrop for three intriguing fixtures.

And on a weekend when Manchester will bask in a mini-heatwave, there is no better place to usher in the summer this weekend than the Etihad Stadium.

Super League Marketing Director Mark Foster said: “Magic Weekend has already established itself as one of the highlights of the sporting calendar but this year looks like being extra special.

“Following on from the hugely successful World Cup, it’s clear that Rugby League’s big occasions are now becoming ‘must-see’ events, both for dedicated fans and the wider public alike.

“We have already sold more tickets for Saturday than on any single day since Magic began in 2007 and are still doing brisk business at the ticket office for both days.

“There are seven terrific matches across the whole weekend and an impressive schedule of other activities to keep the whole family entertained, both inside and outside the stadium, on both days.

“There are currently tickets available for both days and the advice to anyone who hasn’t yet purchased theirs is to not delay to ensure they are there to experience a truly magical weekend.”

Don’t forget to check out our exclusive Magic Weekend content, including League Express editor Martyn Sadler’s views on the state of play with Magic Weekend, and our look at the best moments in the history of the event.

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