Leeds Rhinos have today confirmed that the South Stand at Headingley will be demolished at the end of August.
Work on the new stand will begin in September with the final game for the South Stand taking place in Round 3 of the Super 8s on Friday 18th August.
This means the club will play their remaining one or two Super 8s games and a potential Grand Final Qualifier at Headingley without the South Stand.
The North Stand is also to be demolished at the end of September but the club will continue to play their home games at Headingley in 2018 and 2019 with a severely reduced attendance.
“The South Stand has been the heartbeat of our club for nearly a century and this will be a historic occasion,” said Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive.
“Whilst we are excited about the future and the modern facilities we will be able to offer our supporters moving forward, we will also be taking time to reflect on the incredible memories down the years and recording them for the next generation with a number of initiatives planned over the next two months.
“It will be an emotional occasion when we play our final game in front of the existing South Stand but we have a number of matches between then and now to make sure that we give it a proper send off before the demolition begins.”