SL offer virtual ‘Fans in the Stands’

  • £25 ensures your virtual presence at all 18 Super League games in August
  • 3,000 supporter cut outs from 11 clubs to feature at neutral venue fixtures
  • 272 available to Wigan fans – first come, first served!

Super League is offering you the chance to feature in August’s behind-closed-doors fixtures at neutral venues – even if you can’t be there in person.

The cardboard cut out phenomena has swept the world of sport since Covid-19 drastically reduced chances for fans to cheer for their teams in person, so ‘Fans in the Stands’ has been launched to ensure that rugby league fans in the UK and France have the same opportunity when the sport’s elite level returns next month.

For £25, your cut out will feature at all 18 Super League games played across the various neutral venues in August, guaranteeing that cherry and white will be visible at every game regardless of whether we’re playing at the time, just like a typical Magic Weekend!

With varying capacities at the selected neutral venues, there is a strict cap of 3,000 cut outs to be evenly shared among the 11 competing clubs, meaning that we have been allocated the chance for 272 fans to take part on a first come, first served basis, with the portal open now by following this link.

All of the profits from each cut out sold in our name will come back to the club, but act quick if you want to take part, because when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Our allocation of 272 cut outs – if not already sold out by then – is available until 11.59pm this coming Sunday, 26th July, with any unsold space across the entire league going back on sale, first come, first served, at 10am the following morning.

Should our allocation sell out before this time, Wigan fans can still purchase a space in another club’s allocation, but the profits from your purchase would go to the club you select from the list and the cut out would also be sent to the same club at the end of August, so we advise waiting for the ‘returns’ window to open instead.

When the month’s action is complete, all of the cut outs sold in our name will be transported to Wigan, and we will announce further plans to potentially display and/or distribute the cut outs locally.

If government guidelines ensure that further neutral venue fixtures have to take place during September, a further announcement will follow about possible opportunities for more Warriors supporters to become ‘Fans in the Stand’ that month.

Order now via this link if you want to ensure that you’re showing your support for the club from afar next month and let’s turn the neutral venues into a sea of cherry and white!

Key Notes

Please note that the cut outs will only be on display for August’s Super League games and not the Challenge Cup tie against Warrington Wolves in Huddersfield; we await further updates on whether similar fan engagement opportunities will be available in this competition.

Whilst every endeavour will be taken to ensure that the media are aware of this initiative and that the cut outs will be placed in a camera facing location, unfortunately we cannot guarantee that any individual cut out will be clearly visible during TV broadcasts. Where possible, we shall seek to publish photos of our block of supporters via our own club channels.

This concept is offered by Super League and its partners rather than Wigan Warriors, so please be aware that we will be unable to offer any technical support relating to the purchase of cut outs; please forward any queries of this nature to Super League or the platform providers.