Stobart Fest hits Magic Weekend
Super League trucks take centre stage at Etihad Stadium
They seek them here, they seek them there, Rugby League fans have been seeking them everywhere!
And at Stobart Super League Magic Weekend 2012, the search for the most talked about trucks in sporting history will end when Rugby League fans can come face to face with the trailers promoting each of the competition’s 14 clubs.
Few supporters will have spotted every Super League truck from the extensive fleet of specially branded Stobart vehicles that has been pounding the national motorway network since February but on May 26 and 27 everyone who attends Etihad Stadium, Manchester, will see at first hand the innovative sponsorship vehicles.
As well as the thrills and spills of seven Super League fixtures over two days at the home of newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City, the Etihad Stadium will also host Stobart Fest, a celebration of the world’s most famous logistics company.
Stobart Fest will also feature guest appearances from 12 of the celebrity truck drivers from the hit TV series Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers and a total of 24 trucks and trailers as well as merchandising stands and other attractions.
RFL Director of Marketing Matt Lowery said: “It’s great that Stobart Fest will be at Magic Weekend this year with each of the club’s trucks on show for all the fans to see.
“The Magic Weekend is a terrific event that represents fantastic value for fans and I’m sure everyone who attends Etihad Stadium will have a weekend to remember.”
Glenn Patterson from Stobart's promotional department said: "Stobart Fest is a fantastic opportunity for Stobart club members and fans to come and see some of the special trucks in the fleet and to meet the drivers that have starred in the hugely-popular Eddie Stobart television series.
“By bringing along the specially-designed Super League trailers we will give rugby fans the chance to see their favourite club's individual livery and promote the Super League to our huge Stobart fan base."
Day tickets for Magic Weekend tickets cost from just £30 adult and £15 concession. Tickets for the full weekend cost from just £45 adult and £22.50 concessions and are available by calling 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk. Stobart Fest is a free event open to the general public from 10am to 5pm on both days of the Magic Weekend.
The 2012 Magic Weekend schedule in full is:
Saturday May 26
1.00pm - Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
4.00pm - Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings
7.00pm - Hull FC v Hull KR
Sunday May 27
12.00pm - Catalan Dragons v London Broncos
2.00pm - Huddersfield Giants v Salford City Reds
4.00pm - Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos
6.00pm - St Helens v Wigan Warriors
Day tickets for Magic Weekend cost from just £30 adult (£15 concessions). Tickets for the full weekend cost from just £45 adult (£22.50 concessions) and are available by calling 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk