Super League and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at the Old Trafford stadium (Theatre of Dreams) for another four years.
The contract extension will see Rugby League’s most prized trophy be contested at Super League’s spiritual home until at least 2017, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Grand Final.
Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood said:
The Super League Grand Final is a world class sporting event and I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue.
Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold, added:
We’re excited about the extension of our relationship with Super League (Europe) for Old Trafford to host the Super League Grand Final until 2017. The Grand Final is always a fantastic event and it’s a privilege for Old Trafford to host the players and fans of Rugby League.
Manchester United’s investment in a Desso Grassmaster pitch and regular renovation from Premier Pitches (pictured) means that it can host rugby in the soccer season without disrupting its match schedule or compromising the surface for Premiership or Champions League games.