Two special celebration events are to be held this year to mark the completion of exciting redevelopment work at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

In what promise to be unforgettable occasions for all those in attendance, a city-wide Community Engagement Day including school children and young people will take place on Wednesday, July 17, and be followed on Saturday, September 21, by a spectacular ‘Proms on the Pitch’ event led by world renowned soprano, Lesley Garrett.

As part of the Community Engagement Day, children will have the chance to emulate their sporting heroes and step on to the hallow turf of both the cricket and rugby pitches at Emerald Headingley. Representatives from the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, who engage and work closely with thousands of young people in communities across Leeds each year, will be on hand throughout, to provide a range of disability focused events and fun coaching sessions to Key Stage Two pupils.

As part of the day, a special ceremony will also be held to mark the official opening of the newly completed £45 million redevelopment of Emerald Headingley Stadium. Included in the redevelopment is the new Emerald Stand. Boasting 4,300 seats, spectacular views, and state-of-the-art corporate facilities.

Once Emerald Headingley Stadium’s spectacular sporting summer is over, there will also be the chance to enjoy a very special ‘Proms on the Pitch’ at the venue on Saturday, September 21. Featuring a huge 52-piece orchestra, fans will be able to watch on the rugby pitch, a stellar line-up headed by soprano Lesley Garrett. Event goers will be able to purchase tickets to either go on the pitch or stand on the terraces or book seats in either the new look South or North Stand in the rugby stadium to watch the whole event. Tickets are on sale now from tickets.therhinos.co.uk or by calling 03714231315 and also available from Leeds City Centre Box Office at www.leedstownhall.co.uk or by Tel: 0113 376 0318.

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