It's 88 days until Super League 2020 begins for the Giants. With this morning's fixture announcement, our 2020 schedule is finally in the diary (and if it's not, you can add all our fixtures straight into your calendar from our Fixtures Page). Here's a quick run down of how our season is set to play out
When are we playing?
Like previous years, the majority of our fixtutes will take place on a Friday night, with 8 home games and 9 away taking us into the weekend.
There's good news for those who dislike Thursday night games, as we have just two - both at home! Hull FC in March and Hull KR in July have been selected by Sky to take place on Thursdays, minimising those pesky late midweek finishes!
We'll be playing 4 home games on a Sunday afternoon, (twice as many as last year), and three away: Castleford (Easter Sunday), Wigan (May 3rd) and Toronto (Magic Weekend) - all three of which are followed by a Bank Holiday Monday
Wrapping up the fixtures are three Saturday games in three of the most exotic locations Super League has to offer - Toronto, Perpignan, and Warrington
All of this means that as it stands, we'll only have two games on "school nights" - both at home
Where/when is Magic Weekend?
After a year at Anfield, Magic Weekend 2020 will return to St James’ Park in Newcastle, as the Kings of Magic™ go up against the league’s new boys, Toronto. Woolford vs Wolfpack will open Day 2 of the annual event, with the Giants kicking off at 12:30. You can grab your tickets from the Giants website, and remember season ticket holders get 50% off!
WHO ARE WE PLAYING?
In addition to playing every team home and away, Super League teams in 2020 will play an additional six games against selected opponents (based on their 2019 League Position) and travel to Newcastle in May for an extra Magic Weekend fixture. For the Giants this will mean extra trips to Castleford, Wakefield and St Helens, while Catalans, Hull KR and Salford will make a second journey to the John Smith's. At Magic, we'll be facing Super League new boys Toronto
How can I watch
With Warrington and Castleford predictably getting televised every other week, as it stands the Giants will feature on Sky just five times this year, the lowest of any British club. Our two Thursday games against the Hull clubs are the only home fixtures selected for TV, alongside our visits to Salford, Castleford (Easter) and Magic Weekend.
That means if you want to watch the Giants in 2020 (and let's face it, you do), you'll need a season ticket. Prices start from just £80 for Under-30s, and £149 for everyone else. It's by far the best-value ticket in the league - but you'll want to grab yours before the prices shoot up on December 2nd. You can get your ticket on the Giants Website, by visiting the ticket office, or by calling the ticket hotline - 01484 484 159