Over the past couple of years, Hull KR have been one of the Super League teams that are slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with, something that was evident when they announced themselves as a serious contender in 2023.
Now they’re proving that with the fact that the club has confirmed they have sold 7,000 memberships for the 2024 season, a huge figure that suggests Craven Park will be rocking again in 2024.
All that optimism at the club comes just a year after the appointment of Australian head coach Willie Peters who has inspired Robins fans, setting them up to be a force to be reckoned with.
Who owns Craven Park Hull?
The club crucially own their stadium, which is not something every Super League club can say at the moment.
This is crucial because it has allowed them to carry out vital work on the stadium in recent years adding modernity and flavour to the ground which has also seen them boost their IMG score.
The club are currently exploring the possibility of expanding the stadium with work on the East Stand but this is subject to financial viability which is as of yet uncertain.
However, they remain one of five teams likely to conduct redevelopment work on their stadium made easier by their ownership.
Hull KR’s incredible Super League season
The Robins secured their highest-placed finish in the Super League since 2009, placing fourth and earning themselves a home play-off game at Craven Park.
Willie Peters’ side won that as they swept aside Leigh Leopards to set up a fifth clash of the season against Wigan Warriors, Matt Peet’s side securing their third victory and heading on to lift the Grand Final.
One of those five match-ups saw Rovers knock Challenge Cup holders out of the competition in golden point drama at Headingley, the Robins making it to Wembley for the first time since 2015.
Unfortunately for Rovers that was to end in golden point drama however they came out on the wrong side of it, losing 17-16 to Leigh Leopards in dramatic fashion.
Can Hull KR’s new signings help them make the Grand Final?
With these incredible sales of 7,000, it suggests that fans are expecting another impressive year on the field for Hull KR, and that makes perfect sense given the off-field recruitment.
The Robins have seen some big turnover with eleven signings arriving at Craven Park and a whole host of big names leaving, culminating in the loan of Jordan Abdull to Catalans Dragons earlier in 2024.
His replacement at Craven Park is Catalans’ former half-back Tyrone May who is set to partner Mikey Lewis for 2024 and set up chances for a revamped backline.
Hull KR’s starting shirts from one to five see three new signings, Peta Hiku, Niall Evalds, and Oliver Gildart, while Joe Burgess has also arrived to make a challenge for starts on the wing opposite Super League legend Ryan Hall.
Forward recruits have seen Kelepi Tanginoa and Jai Whitbread arrive from Wakefield Trinity as well, with Rovers swooping for the standout stars from the relegated side.
More Hull KR Members to come?
With the club having announced those 7,000 members via social media platform X, it begs the question of whether there’s another milestone to be hit before the season starts.
Plenty of the membership drive may have come from tickets for the Robins opening game of the season, the derby away to Hull FC, which is open first to members.
With the smaller allocation of just 3,750, it’s expected that no tickets will make it to general sale and that members will scoop up all of that reduced allocation.
Information on membership for the Robins can be found here.