RFL set record straight on London’s stadium following promotion

The RFL have confirmed London Broncos will be free to play at their current home in Ealing following promotion to Super League.

The Broncos shocked the world last week when they secured promotion to the top flight after their incredible Million Pound Game triumph over Toronto.

But some had questioned their right to play in Super League due to the facilities available at Trailfinders Sports Club, which does not currently meet Super League’s minimum requirements.

A minimum of 2,000 seats are required under RFL rulings, with the Broncos’ home currently having just 1,147.

However, the Broncos have outlined plans for a new stand to be installed, which will home another 1,089 permanent seats, taking them to 2,236 in total.

As a result, the Broncos have been granted dispensation to start next year in Super League.

In a statement, the RFL said: “London Broncos’ ground does not currently meet the Super League minimum standards relating to seating capacity.

“Accordingly, in accordance with the RFL Operational Rules, the club sought dispensation to be eligible for promotion to the Super League. On the basis of the submissions made and supporting documentation provided by the Club, the RFL Board determined that the Club should be granted a dispensation.

“The dispensation is on the basis that the club will increase the seating at its ground to more than the minimum capacity required in advance of the start of the season.”