Widnes optimistic for another big Easter crowd

Widnes Vikings CEO James Rule has revealed the club are set for a big attendance when they welcome bitter rivals Warrington Wolves to the Select Security Stadium this evening.

With Hull FC v Hull KR taking the television slot on Sky, the Cheshire derby will not be televised, in a game which sees the first competitive meeting of the sides since last year’s play-off game which Warrington won.

And Rule has told the club’s official website that with demand from Warrington fans necessitating the opening of a second stand to house them, it is looking like being a bumper crowd at Widnes for the clash.

“This game has massive significance to the supporters of both Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves,” Rule told the club’s official website.

“The age-old derby rivalry has been rekindled by a number of close-fought matches in recent years, none more so than the play-off eliminator at the Halliwell Jones Stadium last season.

“I believe the close scoreline in that fixture has been one of the drivers behind such fantastic ticket sales for tomorrow’s game.

“Another factor has been the fact that this year’s game is not on Sky. The only way to see the game will be from the stands at the Select Security Stadium from 8pm.

“We have made the decision to open a second stand for visiting supporters due to the volume of pre-game sales at both the Vikings and Wolves’ ticket offices. All the indicators are that this game is going to be a fabulous occasion and a must-see game for both sets of fans.”