The Betfred Championship Summer Bash is back and off the home of York RLFC for the seventh gathering of all 14 Championship clubs and including a Women’s Super League clash between York Valkyrie and Warrington Wolves.
The LNER Community Stadium is situated on the Vanguarde Shopping Park which provides a premium shopping experience on the outskirts of York. The park has become a popular destination for shoppers and diners and offers a wide range of restaurants and shops with outlets including Nando’s, Prezzo, Estabulo Rodizio Bar and Grill, Marks & Spencer, Costa Coffee, Caffè Nero and Next.
In the stadium a dedicated Fan Zone will be available with street food, bars, live music and pre-match player interviews. Drinks bought within the Fan Zone must be consumed there. Likewise, drinks bought from the stadium concessions will not be able to be taken into the Fan Zone. The Fan Zone will also have access to a smoking area.
Food and beverage concessions will be open throughout the full stadium and alcohol will be allowed to be consumed in stadium seats. Please only bring along bags at size A4 or smaller and you will not be able to bring excessive amounts of your own food and drink into the ground. Alcohol cannot be brought into the stadium in your matchday baggage.
Your match ticket(s) allows you to watch all games on whichever day(s) you are attending for Bash. There will be a Pass-Out system in operation so you can leave the stadium at any time and come back into the stadium later in the day.
A dedicated area within the Monks Cross Park & Ride site (YO32 9JY) has 400 spaces available for matchday users per day and is located less than 100 metres from the stadium.
Accessible parking is also available at this location and in the East Stand car park, but it is extremely limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Things to do in York
York is one of the UK’s top tourist spots with lots of things to do over the weekend when you’re not in the ground enjoying all the Rugby League on show.
Betfred Championship fans who cannot make it to York’s LNER Community Stadium for this weekend’s Summer Bash will still be able to watch the action – with five of the seven fixtures to be made available for pay-per-view streaming on Our League, in addition to the two which have already been confirmed for live coverage on Viaplay.
The first two games on Saturday – Widnes Vikings versus Swinton Lions from 1245pm, followed by the Cumbrian clash between Whitehaven and Barrow Raiders at 3pm – will be shown on Our League, before coverage switches to Viaplay for London Broncos v Toulouse Olympique (515pm) and Featherstone Rovers v York Knights (730pm).
Sunday’s action begins with the Betfred Women’s Super League clash between York Valkyrie and Warrington Wolves, which will be available on Our League for no charge as a bonus match for members.
The remaining three Betfred Championship games will all be pay-per-view: Newcastle Thunder v Sheffield Eagles (145pm), Halifax Panthers v Batley Bulldogs (4pm) and Keighley Cougars v Bradford Bulls (615pm).
Each match will cost £4.95 for an Early Bird streaming pass, which rises to £10 on the day of the match – while special Summer Bash multi-match deals are available, at £15 to watch all the Our League fixtures on each day, or £20 for all five pay-per-view matches across the weekend.
Former Super League stars Paul Cooke and Kyle Amor will be among the match summarisers, with Matt Horton, Dave Parkinson and Sharon Shortle sharing the commentary duties through the festival weekend.