Leeds Rhinos CEO Gary Hetherington has today put to bed rumours that the 2015 Treble winners will be forced to switch games away from Headingley due to redevelopment work on the famous South Stand.
Rumours flooded the internet yesterday that Leeds were to play some home games at Odsal towards the end of this season and the start of the 2018 campaign, but Hetherington stated they would continue to play at Headingley with a reduced capacity of around 13,000.
The Rhinos supremo told reporters today: “We are hoping the development can go ahead at the end of the season and so there will be no disruption at all to any of our games at Headingley this year.”
He added: “There will be some disruption at the start of next season but we will continue to play at Headingley with a reduced capacity.”
The plans are part of major upgrading to the whole venue in the lead up to the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Improvements are seen as key to the ground hosting Test Matches in the future as competition increases from the likes of the Rose Bowl in Southampton and the Riverside Ground in Chester Le Street.