Featherstone Rovers have announced a series of homes fixtures this season will have themes surrounding them and some of the games will feature very traditional themes whilst others are way outside the box.
Rovers are set on a promotion push having finished second in 2022 and since then they’ve transformed their squad with a series of major signings including plenty of World Cup and Super League experience, with their new head coach Sean Long combining both.
That’s led the bookies to make Rovers favourites to secure promotion ahead of the 2021 promoted side, Toulouse Olympique.
With IMG taking over the game from a commercial aspect we’ve seen plenty of clubs try incentivise larger attendances with Batley capping all tickets at £10 per adult, Barrow offering 20,000 free season tickets to local school children and just yesterday Hunslet offered up free under 16 season tickets with accompanying adults paying just £5 per match.
As for Rovers they’re focusing on the gameday experience and with that they’re created a series of themes throughout the season for their upcoming campaign.
They announced the news on their website.
“The excitement for the upcoming season is growing by the day and the Rovers can now announce centralized themes for a number of our home games at The Millennium Stadium in 2023.
“As the club strives to develop on and off the field, a particular focus has been given to gamedays for this eagerly anticipated Championship campaign.
“The themes offer an alternative narrative to the day allowing the Rovers community to come together to celebrate causes and subjects as well as opportunities to broaden the exposure of our Women’s, LDRL and community teams.”
In total 11 of Rovers’ 13 home fixtures will feature a theme that will aim to enhance the experience from simply a matchday to an event for all those who show up at the Millennium Stadium.
Featherstone Rovers can now announce centralised themes for a number of our home games at @TMStadium in 2023! 🏠
— Featherstone Rovers (@FevRoversRLFC) January 10, 2023
Those themes include Women in League, Royal Rumble to celebrate King Charles’ coronation and a Northern Soul theme across the course of the season.
A full list of the themed games are below, along with a link to Rovers’ site for more information on the themes, here.
Round Three: Homecoming Round against Whitehaven – 19/02/23
Round Seven: Women in League Round against York – 26/03/23
Round 10: Royal Rumble against Sheffield Eagles – 07/05/23
Round 13: Community Round against Barrow Raiders – 04/06/23
Round 14: Family Fun Day against Toulouse – 10/06/23
Round 15: Salute to Service Day against London Broncos – 18/06/23
Round 18: Industrial heritage Round against Swinton Lions – 09/07/23
Round 20: Retro Round against Batley Bulldogs – 29/07/23
Round 23: Inclusivity Round against Keighley Cougars – 27/08/23
Round 25: Northern Soul Round against Newcastle Thunder – 10/09/23
Round 27: World Record attempt for Flat Caps worn against Widnes – 23/09/23