The Super League Grand final will continue to be staged at Old Trafford until at least 2020, it has been confirmed.
Super League (Europe Ltd) and Manchester United have come to an agreement that will see the showcase event of the season be played at Old Trafford for a further 3 years.
This means the final will have been played there for 23 consecutive years by the time the new deal comes to an end. The ‘Theatre of Dreams’ has been home to the Grand Final since the inaugural final in 1998.
Super League Chief Executive, Nigel Wood, said: “We’re fast approaching the 20th final to be played at Old Trafford and each one has delivered great sporting drama and first-class entertainment.
“Grand Final night at Old Trafford under lights is an iconic event that the sport should be proud of. It has been built from the foundation over 20 years to be an event worthy of the natural acclaim it rightfully achieves.”
Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold said: “The Super League Grand Final has been held at Old Trafford since its inception and together we have witnessed some truly magnificent games. We look forward to more in the coming years.”
The contestants of the 20th Super League Grand Final, which will be played on the 7th October, will be decided this week as Castleford take on St. Helens in the first semi-final on Thursday and Leeds take on Hull F.C at Headingley on Friday.