Huddersfield Giants are to stick with their traditional Sunday 3pm slot for their 2015 Super League fixtures.
That proved the most popular option of the 1,000 fans who took part in a wide-ranging survey undertaken by the club in a bid to increase their support base.
Despite finishing top for the first time in 81 years last season to claim the Super League Leaders’ Shield, Giants crowds at the John Smith’s Stadium have failed to increase - much to the bitter disappointment of hard-working Huddersfield officials.
And chairman Ken Davy, who confirmed the decision to keep it Sundays at yesterday’s clash against Widnes Vikings, is hoping there’s a positive response to the survey, and that will be reflected when next year’s season-ticket packages are announced in the next few weeks.
“It’s going to be Sunday’s next season,” he announced.
“As you know, we recently undertook a survey of fans regarding the preferred matchday for the 2015 season.
“We had almost 1,000 responses, and although Fridays and Sundays were both popular, Sundays at 3pm was the favourite.
“I must add, however, we need to significantly increase our season-ticket support for the coming season as that’s the lifeblood of this great club.
“We need every occasional supporter to share the excitement and passion that comes from being a season-ticket holder if we are to genuinely increase our crowd base.”
The need to increase that figure was once again painfully clear, with a crowd of just 5,436 for this weekend’s win over Widnes as the Giants maintained their top-four challenge.