The venues for this year’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finals have now been confirmed and both games will be broadcast live on the BBC.
Wakefield Wildcats will travel to Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 30 July to face Warrington Wolves and will be televised live on BBC One with a 2.30pm kick off.
Warrington have a strong record in the Cup having triumphed at Wembley in 2009, 2010 and 2012 whilst Wakefield are bidding to reach the Challenge Cup final for the first time since 1979. They last lifted the trophy 53 years ago with a Wembley win against Wigan.
Wigan Warriors, 19-time Challenge Cup winners, will play against league leaders Hull FC at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on Friday July 29 (BBC Two, 8.00pm). Last year saw the first-ever Friday night televised semi-final on the BBC between Leeds and St Helens which drew in a TV audience of over 1.3million. This highly-anticipated clash between two of First Utility Super League’s in-form teams is sure to be one of the must-see games of the year.
Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 28th June at the club shop in the Ridings Centre or by calling 01924 201548; ticket prices will be announced very soon.
The schedule for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-finals is as follows:
Friday July 29 – Wigan Warriors v Hull FC (BBC Two, 8.00pm kick-off)
Saturday July 30 – Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats (BBC One, 2.30pm kick-off)
Tickets for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday August 27 costs from just £20 and can be purchased by visiting www.rugby-league.com/tickets or calling the Rugby League Ticket Hotline on 0844 856 1113.