The Shay sold out as World Cup fever grips Calderdale

editorial image

Calderdale residents have showed their love for the oval ball after tomorrow’s Rugby League World Club fixture at The Shay was declared a sell out.

All four sides of the stadium will be packed to the rafters as Tonga take on Italy from 4pm.

RLWC 2013 Calderdale Tweeted: “That’s it. We are officially sold out! The few returned tickets have been snapped up. There are NO TICKETS LEFT !!!”

Before the main event, at 2.35pm, a tag match will take place between RL Legends and Military Legends.

There will also be cheerleaders, a community parade, dancers, choirs, a flag parade and the Haka performed by 600 local school children as taught by Frank Watene over the last few months.

A minutes silence will take place after the national anthems in respect of Remembrance Sunday, with members of the Yorkshire Regiment in attendance.

The Stadium car parks are being operated on a pass only basis as issued by the RFL, however Calderdale Council has provided the following list of car parks that will be available on the day: Lloyds Multi-storey, Hunger Hill, HX1 2JT; Water Lane, Halifax, HX3 9HG; Union Street, Halifax, HX1 2LF; King Street, Halifax, HX1 1SR; Prescott Street, Halifax, HX1 2LF; St John’s Lane, Halifax, HX1 2QQ; Northgate House, Halifax; Mulcture Hall Road, Halifax, HX1 1SP; High Street, Halifax, HX1 2ST; Hanover Street, Halifax, HX1 1HA; North Bridge, Halifax, HX3 6TE; Victoria Street, Halifax, HX1 5SS; Bull Green, Halifax, HX1 5AB; Cross Hills, Halifax, HX1 1XQ; Thomas Street, Halifax, HX1 1QA; and Akroyd Place, Halifax, HX1 1YH.