Sheffield Eagles Travel Pack by Joshua Chapman (@Chapalar)
This Friday, the Cougars travel to Don Valley Stadium to take on the Sheffield Ealges in another crucial Kingstone Press Championship clash in our hunt for a play off place. Here is all you need to know if you’re planning on following the Cougars this Friday:
Sheffield Eagles v Keighley Cougars.
Kingstone Press Championship Round Twenty One
Don Valley Stadium
Friday 26th July 2013, Kick Off 19:30
Referee: P Brooke
PRICES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
£10 Over 60’s
£5 Students & U16’s
Tickets can be bought over the phone in advance from the Don Valley Stadium ticket office on 0114 223 3600.
Tickets can also be purchased on the day at the Don Valley Stadium turnstiles located on Worksop Road.
Sheffield Eagles currently ply their trade at the Don Valley Stadium ahead off a temporary move to Bramall Lane, the home of Sheffield United, whilst the DVS is demolished as a part of the councils £50 million cost cutting exercises in the city.
The Don Valley Stadium was opened in September 1990 after being built to host the 1991 World Student Games and up until recently has been a profitable source of income. It is named after the River Don, which flows nearby the venue.
The Stadium has been home to the Eagles since it opened in 1991 and has seen many of the Eagles highs over the last twenty years. The Kangaroos Tour of 1994 saw the Aussies beat the Eagles 80-2 in the opening game.
The venue also was the home to the Eagles when they stunned the world to win the 1998 Challenge Cup and also was packed to the rafters in August 1997 when the Bradford Bulls clinched the Super League title in a fixture against the Eagles in front of a crowd of 10,603.
Up until recently, the Eagles have had to play a number of games at Bramall Lane due to Rotherham United using the Don Valley Stadium as their temporary home ahead of their move to the recently built New York Stadium last year.
POSTCODE FOR THE SAT NAV: S9 3TL
PARKING AT DON VALLEY STADIUM IS FREE OF CHARGE.
From Cougar Park, head east on Royd Ings Avenue towards Alston Road.
Turn right onto Alston Road.
At the Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Airevalley Road/A650, Continue to follow A650.(Go Through 3 Roundabouts)
At the Roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Saltaire Road/A657, Continue to follow A657.
At the Roundabout take the 4th exit onto Ring Road Farsley/A6120.
At the Roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Stanningley By-Pass/A647, Continue to follow A647.
Slight right onto Canal Street/A647.
At the Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A58/A643, Continue to follow A643.
At the Roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M621 Ramp to M1/City Centre.
Merge onto M621.
Merge onto M1.
At Junction 34, take the A6109 exit to Rotherham/Meadowhall/Sheffield.
At the Roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Meadowhall Road/A6109.
Keep right to stay on Meadowhall Road/A6109. Continue to follow A6109.
Turn left onto Hawke Street/A6102, Continue to follow A6102.
At the Roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Attercliffe Common/A6178, Continue to follow A6178.
Turn left onto Worksop Road/B6085.
Don Valley Stadium will be on your left.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
Train – 16:30 from Keighley, arriving in Leeds at 16:59
Train – 17:11 from Leeds, arriving in Sheffield at 17:51
Tram – 18:20 from Sheffield Station/Sheffield Hallam University, arriving at Arena/Don Valley Stadium at 18:44
Tram – 21:34 from Arena/Don Valley Stadium, arriving at Sheffield Station/Sheffield Hallam University at 21:50
Train – 22:19 from Sheffield, arriving in Leeds at 23:05
Train – 23:18 from Leeds, arriving in Keighley at 23:44