Challenge Cup Final
The Challenge Cup is Rugby League’s oldest knock-out tournament, with the competition dating back to 1896. The Challenge Cup Final is held in August and paying for a ticket would be heartily recommended to any London tourists with a passion for rugby league that find themselves in the city during August. The Challenge Cup Final has been held at Wembley Stadium, the world’s most iconic stadium, in north-west London since 1929. This wonderful event provides one of the most popular London attractions with sports lovers.
The Challenge Cup was originally contested between British teams only; however, entry has now been expanded to European clubs. The final is broadcast across the world to a substantial global audience. The competition’s most successful clubs include Wigan, St Helens, Leeds and Widnes. Officially known as the Tetley's Challenge Cup Final, the game was won in 2011 by Warrington Wolves.
The Challenge Cup Final is always a grand display of Rugby League tradition, with highlights including the crowd’s singing of the Challenge Cup Final hymn, ‘Abide With Me’. Tickets for the match are extremely hard to obtain, but those rugby-loving London tourists with money to spend would be wise to pay the inflated prices in order to witness Rugby League’s grandest and most enduring occasion.
Nearest Tube/Railway StationWembley Park (Jubilee Line; Metropolitan Line)
BoroughLondon Borough of Brent
AdmissionDependent on your seat
Opening Times2:45pm kick-off
Address / Contact DetailsWembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS
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