LANGTREE Park will host the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Semi Final clash between Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves on August 9 (2.30pm).
The 17,980-venue will host its third major event after the England v Exiles clash in 2012 and Australia v Fiji in 2013.
Leigh Sports Village will host the tie between Widnes Vikings v Castleford Tigers at day later.
Saints Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “We are delighted that Langtree Park has been selected to hold its first Challenge Cup Semi Final game. We believe it is now the best and highest quality venue in rugby league and it is fulfilling that the RFL has accorded it due recognition.”
RFL Marketing Director Mark Foster said: “We are anticipating huge demand for tickets for what will be two compelling Tetley’s Challenge Cup ties and our advice to fans is to purchase their tickets early to avoid disappointment.
“Langtree Park and Leigh Sports Village are perfect venues for the semi-finals and will provide terrific backdrops to some high drama as the four clubs showcase the sport to a national television audience.
“In selecting the venues, we have looked at similar criteria as we did when choosing where to place games for the Rugby League World Cup: one of the big considerations was venues that give us every chance of selling out and creating the very best atmosphere to reflect the stature of Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-finals.”
Tickets for the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-finals go on sale at all four clubs, and from the Rugby League Ticket Hotline – 0844 856 1113 or www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk – from 9.00am on Monday June 16.
We will have hospitality details shortly.