Thursday, 18 March 2010

Eagles move to Northumbria not yet certain

Newcastle Eagles planned move to a new 3000-seater venue at Northumbria University is not yet a done deal, according to club chief Paul Blake.

The league champions were expected to switch homes at the beginning of next season after spending their entire history at the 6500-capacity Metro Arena.

Blake has long believed that the change would provide the Eagles with the extra revenues they need to enter European competition but he admits talks are still ongoing.

“From a sporting perspective it’s an absolute no-brainer because it is a unique sporting facility,” Blake told The Journal.

“They have laid the floor and some of the seats this week and it is an unbelievable venue, there is no doubt about that. But now our job is trying to make sure that the other elements make sense.”


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