Festival Of Football This Friday!

St.Helens Town AFC and St.Helens R.F.C. are proud to announce they will stage a very special 'St.Helens Festival of Football’ at the Totally Wicked Stadium, on the evening of Friday 27th October 2023. The event is part of St.Helens Borough’s year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture, and Saints and England star Mark Percival’s testimonial year.

General Admission Tickets

We strongly encourage fans to buy their tickets on advance to prevent any queuing or delays to accessing the stadium via the turnstiles. Pay on gate is also available (via contactless card payment only) 

£10 Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children Max) – To purchase this ticket you must have x2 Adult Family & x2 Junior Family tickets in your basket.
£5 Adult Ticket
£2 Child / OAP Ticket

Tickets are on sale here.

What is the event?

The event will feature St.Helens Town AFC v Wigan Town FC in an official Cheshire Football League fixture, followed by a St. Helens Town XI v Saints XI exhibition match. A number of junior teams from clubs around the borough will take part in a series of small-sided games throughout the evening.

The exhibition match will feature:

• Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook, (ex-Saints and Ireland RL), in goal for the St. Helens Town XI.
• Matty Smith, (ex-Saints, Wigan and England RL, ad Lance Todd Trophy winner), leading the Saints XI
• Kev Brown (World Cup Finalist with England RL)
• Mark Flanagan (Grand Final winner with Saints)
• George Riley (Sports Broadcaster)
• Bernard Thresher (Singer The Lancashire Hotpots)
• & More TBA

Tickets are available via www.saintsrlfc.com, priced at £5 for adults, £2 for U16’s / OAP’s and £10 for a family (two adults and up to two U16’s). Hospitality tickets also available.

The event has been supported with funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, administered By St Helens Borough Council as part of the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture, 2023.

Event Timings

Gates open: 6pm
Exhibition games from Junior Football Teams: 6.30pm – 6.40pm
St.Helens Town AFC Vs Wigan Town 1st Half: 6.45pm
Exhibition games from Junior Football Teams 7.35pm – 7.45pm
St.Helens Town AFC Vs Wigan Town 2nd Half: 7.45pm
Exhibition games from Junior Football Teams: 8.35pm – 8.45pm
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrooks’ St Helens Town XI vs Matty Smith Saints & Friends XI: 9pm
Event Finish: 10pm


Hospitality packages are still available including private boxes and Stapleton Derby Premier Lounge.

Please contact Helen Emanuel to book – 01744 455053, bookings will close tomorrow (Thursday 26th Oct) at 12pm.

Stapleton Derby Premier Lounge  – £20 pp

10/12 person boxes – £350

14 person boxes – £400

Please note: Tickets for this event are sold as unreserved seating in the South Stand. Simply choose an available block to purchase your ticket, this will give you access to the South Stand.

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