5th Round Update

Date published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Following talks between the clubs, we can now confirm that our fifth round Carnegie Challenge Cup tie against St Helens will take place at Langtree Park, St Helens on Friday, April 27 with an 8pm kick off.
Admission prices have been slashed from normal Super League prices and are in line with usual Whitebank prices.
Adults: £14 seating; £12 standing; concessions, £12 seating, £10 standing; under-16s, £5 to sit or stand.
Please note that junior season-ticket holders get in free of charge.
Anyone who buys a ticket in advance from Roughyeds will be entitled to FREE coach travel on coaches leaving Whitebank at 5.30pm.
Tickets will be on sale from the Roughyeds office in Lansdowne Road, Chadderton (0161 628 3677) from noon tomorrow (Wednesday) and each week day from 9am to 5pm up to 3pm on the day of the game, Friday, April 27.
They will also be on sale at the Oldham v Sheffield reserves match at Whitebank this Thursday (8pm kick off).
Free transport will be on a first come, first served basis and fans will be required to reserve their seat on the bus when they purchase their match ticket.
Roughyeds will also have on sale hospitality tickets at £25 which provide access to the function suite where club officials and sponsors will be; use of a pay bar; a one-course meal; and a ticket for the game. These also need to be purchased as soon as possible.
Said chairman Chris Hamilton: “We hope our supporters understand that we are not allowed to play at Whitebank and that St Helens have been really good with us in working with us to maximise the occasion for the benefit of our club.
“It is a big opportunity for the Oldham club to get some money into the coffers and in the current economic climate it is an opportunity we have to try to maximise, as every other club would given the chance.
“With that in mind the admission prices bear no resemblance whatsoever to Super League prices and are similar to what we would normally charge at Whitebank for league games.
“By doing that and providing free transport for anyone who buys a ticket from the Roughyeds office we are doing our best to minimise any inconvenience caused by playing a home game at St Helens.
“Fans CAN pay on the night at the turnstiles, but by purchasing from us in advance they will get their free transport and it will help us to ensure that we have a big following over there to give the lads the support they deserve.
“I’ve seen the Langtree Park stadium this morning for the first time and it is absolutely magnificent. The dressing rooms are very similar to those at Wembley.
“I can’t stress too much how good Saints have been in trying to help us. They want to make it a great night for the Oldham club, players and fans, and we can play our part by getting over there in numbers.”
Fans will have access to the Founders’ Bar before and after the game and for the convenience of those supporters who will be travelling on the free buses from Whitebank the social club bar at Whitebank will be open from 4.30pm onwards.