Fly The Flag For Widnes

Fly The Flag For Widnes

26th January 2018

After the drought of Rugby League action over recent months, Super League XXIII is almost upon us.

The Halton Stadium is preparing for the visit of the Catalans Dragons in what is sure to be a mouth-watering season opener. The two teams last met in the final game of the 2017 Super 8s, The Qualifiers, a game in which the Vikings secured Super League status whilst condemning the Dragons to the Million Pound Game in a 12-10 victory.  

The French contingent will no doubt be looking to avenge this result against a Vikings outfit that boasts not only the introduction of four new signings, but also the emergence of some of the hottest young talent in the game, many of whom stood up to be counted in the South of France.

Likewise, the Vikings are looking put the challenges of 2017 behind them and start the new campaign with a bang and will be going all out for a Round One victory.


Former Catalans star and new Vikings Centre, Krisnan Inu, is relishing the challenge of facing his former employers stating at the Clubs’ Official 2018 Season Launch Dinner.

“I can’t wait to make my Super League debut for the Vikings. Before I signed I heard so much about what is being built at this Club," he said.

“I had a number of chats with the coaches about the facilities, the infrastructure and the Youth development at Widnes, and in the end I think that I was more enthusiastic about signing for the Club than they were.

“As an opposing player, I really didn’t like facing Widnes. We knew that they were going to face a really tough opposition and that any game against them was going to be a battle. The work hard as a group and defend really hard too. They have players who can cause damage in attack and so from my perspective I am relishing the opportunity to play with them rather than against them.

“The first thing I did when the deal was complete was to check when we faced the Dragons, so to find that it was at home in the opening round was great for me. I can’t wait to experience the atmosphere that the Widnes fans bring to a Super League game as a home team player."


The atmosphere created by our loyal fans is something that the Club are extremely proud of, and it no doubt lifts the players to another level when the stadium is awash with black and white coupled with the volume level created by our supporters.

The Club have worked hard with Stadium Management to ensure this can continue with an agreement that supporter flags will be permitted into the Halton Stadium.


Club Director, Brian O’Connor commented:

“There is nothing better on match day than to see the stands full of flags," he said.

"Many of these flags have been designed and paid for by the fans, in particular those in the Pat Price Stand and not only celebrate the Clubs current stars, but honour the Club's heritage, previous honours and legends.. 

“The Club are aware that supporters have faced occasional challenges with Stadium officials regarding the use of flags.

“I am happy to confirm that James Rule has worked hard to secure an agreement with the stadium management team who have confirmed that traditional flags on poles are welcome providing they are used with consideration for those around them.

“We thank the management team for their support on this matter. Our Members and Supporters play a pivotal part in helping to make the Halton Stadium a fortress and we want this to continue into the new season, and help to create an enthralling atmosphere in 2018.”

First team star Jordan Johnstone recently said that "there is no better feeling than running out and seeing the Pat Price Stand full,” and the Vikings want that for as many games as possible throughout the season.


Tickets for the Vikings’ fixture against Catalans Dragons are now available to purchase now with significant discounts for purchasing early, so don’t delay and get yours today to ensure that you do not miss the opening game of the Betfred Super League. 

The best way to guarantee that you make the biggest savings throughout 2018 is by purchasing a 2018 Viking Stronghold Membership package. This not only offers the best value price per game but allows Members to take advantage of all the discounts and saving that the Membership has to offer. Membership also allows the Club to be more strategic in its growth and development as its looks to retain and recruit first team players. 

Click here to find out all of the details on how to purchase yours and become part of the Stronghold Family...


Ticket Prices for the Vikings' home game against Catalans Dragons are as follows:  

Pat Price Stand/South Stand:

Advanced Price One (Bought 7 Days prior to kick-off - deadline 3pm on Sunday 28th January)

Adult:                   £19.00
Concession:          £14.00 
Junior:                  £8.00

Executive Silver Seating:

Adult                 £28.00 
Concession         £22.00 
Junior                £14.00

Executive Gold Seating:

Adult                 £32.00 
Concession         £24.00 
Junior                £16.00


Advanced Price Two (Bought within 7 days of fixture):

Adult:                  £22.00 
Concession:          £15.00 
Junior:                 £12.00 

Executive Silver Seating:

Adult                 £30.00 
Concession         £24.00 
Junior                £16.00

Executive Gold Seating:

Adult                 £34.00 
Concession        £26.00 
Junior                £18.00


Match Day Price:

Adult:                   £24.00 
Concession:          £17.00 
Junior:                  £14.00 

Executive Silver Seating:

Adult                 £32.00 
Concession         £26.00 
Junior                £18.00

Executive Gold Seating:

Adult                 £36.00 
Concession         £28.00 
Junior                £20.00

Fly The Flag For Widnes