Wasps Temporarily Switch to East Hull

08/10/2014 14:09

Hull Wasps are set for a temporary move to east Hull for their opening home fixture of the new season against Newcastle ULC Knights.

Andrew Marvell College will host the game on Saturday 18th October (6pm) while solutions are being investigated to the baskets technical problems at Ennerdale Leisure Centre.

The new £27m facility has been one of the club’s training venues since opening in January 2013 and, according to club chairman Dave Bushnell, it’s the ideal venue to switch to.

“Unfortunately the problems at Ennerdale mean that in order to play our next home game, we have to make a temporary move to Andrew Marvell. However, we feel very fortunate to move to such a modern, new venue to host the game.

“It’s very impressive outside and inside. It’s in a great location with good transport links, excellent parking and seating for up to 300 fans. The sprung-wood floor is brand new, while the scoreboard and other elements of the court are modern and up-to-date.

“We have to make this temporary move in order to not fall behind in our new Division 3 season. Our opening fixture had to be postponed but we must get the season up and running and unfortunately the problems at Ennerdale won’t be fixed before the 18th. We hope that our fans and residents nearby Andrew Marvell will come and support us for what promises to be an incredible match against a very good team.”

It will be the Wasps’ first home game away from Ennerdale in over 2 years but the short term move was also praised by first team coach Matthew Fawcett.

“How can fans not be excited about this? I love playing at Ennerdale and the atmosphere on a game night is unlike any other club in the country. But if we need to play at a venue in the short term then Andrew Marvel is one of the best around.”

The game tips off at 6pm on Saturday 18th October. The club are also inviting fans to send their feedback following the game by emailing info@hullwasps.co.uk