Sheffield Eagles move in for double-headers at Doncaster’s Keepmoat

Sheffield Eagles WILL play their home games at Doncaster’s Keepmoat Stadium during the 2015 season.

They announced last week that they would no longer be using Owlerton Stadium to host matches, as the ground didn’t meet new RFL regulations for Championship stadia. The club hope to move into their new home during 2016, with the Keepmoat being used as a temporary measure until the new facility is constructed on the site of the old Don Valley Stadium.

They will ground share with Doncaster, with matches taking place as double-headers on Sundays. The Dons will play at 2pm, before Eagles kick off at 4:15pm. Eagles boss Mark Aston said: “It’s a great stadium and one which we have really enjoyed playing at. It’s a great surface with width which will allow us to play the style of rugby we want to and entertain the fans. It’s a little disappointing we’re not in Sheffield, but the people of Sheffield will understand our situation. The move is for 12 months, after which point we hope to move into our new home. Owlerton were great with us but we had to change our style of play, and didn’t adapt well.”

Aston added: “We need to be getting into that middle eight for a chance to get into Super League. It’s a long way off but the dream is to go into our new home in the top tier.”