Super League Chief Executive Robert Elstone has revealed that the location for Magic Weekend 2020 is close to being confirmed, according to top rugby league journalist Matt Shaw.
Next year’s venue has been highly discussed among fans, after this year’s event at Anfield was the second-lowest attended Magic Weekend ever.
Only 2010’s trip to Murrayfield in Edinburgh posted a lower overall attendance figure.
Prior to Anfield, Newcastle’s St James’ Park successfully hosted the event for four years and attracted consistent attendances of between 64,300 and 68,200.
The Principality (Millennium) Stadium in Cardiff and the Etihad Stadium in Manchester have also acted as hosts.
Rumoured locations for 2020 have included a return to Anfield or St James’ Park, as well as the new state of the art, 62,000 capacity Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Elstone also confirmed to Shaw that loop fixtures will remain next season, that Super League are still seeking assurances regarding Toronto’s financial situation and that he is still keen to see two referees implemented in the future.
Good sit down with Robert Elstone. Among several things, confirmed that:
Loop fixtures will remain next year
Magic Weekend location close to being confirmed
Still seeking assurances from the RFL regarding Toronto
Still keen to see two refs implemented in the future
— Matthew Shaw (@M_Shaw1) September 16, 2019