WIGAN WARRIORS have chosen their home clash with the Giants on Friday, June 23 as ‘The Big One 3’.
The Big One concept has been developed by the Warriors to create a bumper crowd around a key Super League fixture during the regular season.
The inaugural ‘Big One’ took place in 2009 when the game against Leeds Rhinos attracted 20,295, while last year there were 22,701 for the game Warrington game.
As a result, the ‘Big One’ has attracted unprecedented coverage and cemented itself as a ‘must-see’ event in the Warriors fixture list, with Warriors general manager Kris Radlinski confident the Giants’ clash will prove just as popular.
“We’re delighted to unveil the match details for the ‘Big One 3’ and look forward to welcoming Huddersfield to this unique experience,” he said.
“Both the Wigan and Huddersfield clubs have developed rapidly over recent seasons, on and off the field, and find themselves battling it out at the top of the Super League table.
“The first two ‘Big One’ events have been massive successes and I still hear people talking fondly about the games against Leeds and Warrington.
“Last year the Warriors also made history by promoting the game on TV for the first time, which demonstrates the scale of this game.
“This event has been in the planning for many months and we have a number of new and innovative ideas on how to make the ‘Big One 3’ even better!
“We have already recorded three 20,000-plus crowds this year and we are confident that this could be our fourth, which would be another new attendance milestone for us.
“I would urge every single one of our loyal band of supporters to ‘spread the word’ and try to bring at least one person to the game with them.”