Wigan-Widnes fixture reversed and will be played TONIGHT

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Widnes Vikings will now play Wigan Warriors tonight at the Select Security Stadium with both clubs agreeing to reverse the fixture.

The game was originally scheduled to take place at The DW Stadium this Evening but it was postponed last night after Wigan released a statement saying the pitch was not suitable.

However, both clubs have agreed that tonight’s fixture will now be reversed meaning this will be a home game for Widnes Vikings.

Widnes Season Ticket holders will be entitled to entry to the game as normal. Wigan fans will pay as with a normal away game, but tickets have been reduced to £10 with the club putting on free away travel.

The Warriors home game against Widnes will now take place at the DW Stadium on the weekend starting the 30th June with the date and time to be confirmed in due course.

Wigan Warriors Chairman, Ian Lenagan, said: “Directors of both clubs have been in discussions throughout the night and we believe that this is the best outcome for all involved.

“The DW Stadium management have agreed to shorten the pitch renovation works scheduled for the summer to allow us to accommodate the reversed fixture.

“We understand the frustration of fans at the lateness of this change but we have collectively worked together to find the best case solution under the circumstances.

“The Wigan Club will make a significant financial contribution to compensate Widnes for the short notice of the staging of this game and our sincere thanks go to Widnes CEO James Rule who has worked tirelessly with us to get this fixture on. We look forward to the game this evening.”

*Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers will be tonight’s live Sky game.