St.Helens Rugby League FC
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St Helens Rugby League Football Club (known more commonly as St Helens RLFC or simply St Helens) is a professional rugby league club from St. Helens, Merseyside, England. They are nicknamed The Saints and are a founder member of the Northern Rugby Football Union. The club plays in the European Super League, the elite competition of European domestic rugby league, after previously playing in the Rugby Football League Championship and the Rugby League Premiership. St Helens also compete in the Challenge Cup, and have won this on 12 occasions.
Their home ground is Knowsley Road, recently renamed the GPW Recruitment Stadium for sponsorship reasons, but the team will move to a new 18,000 capacity stadium in 2011.In light of which, the club, alongside four other teams, have been put on notice by the Rugby Football League that they must have firm plans to leave Knowsley Road or forfeit their place within Super League by the commencement of the 2012 season. This is through the perceived poor condition and fabric of the stadium, resulting in a poor fan viewing experience.
The food and drinks bars are situated close to the entrance gates and by the stands. They are highlighted on the map so you won’t get lost trying to find them. So if you fancy some burgers, pies or chips you can get them here. Drinks bars serve the local favourites CARLSBERG AND TETLEYS. The Touchlines Bar is fully licensed and serves a more extensive range of beverages.
Directions from the A580
Turn off for St Helens at the traffic lights at junction with A570 (Rainford by-pass); there is a Tesco garage at the junction.
Turn immediately right on the B5201 (Bleak Hill Road), and follow the brown information signs to the ground (approximately 2 miles).
Directions from the M62
Turn off at Junction 7, take the A570 (St Helens Link Road) and head towards the town centre.
After the McDonalds roundabout, turn left at the next roundabout (Ravenhead Retail Park), go past Hilton St Helens, then turn left at the roundabout, and follow the brown information signs to the ground (approximately 1.5 miles).
St. Helens Rugby League Football Club
Telephone: 01744 455 050