Tigers drop prices for live TV match

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Tigers are hoping to pack the Owlerton terraces for the first home meeting to be broadcast live by Sky Sports later this month.

The cameras have previously been at Sheffield for a World Cup event and the Premier League Riders’ Championship but have never covered a home team meeting.

Now club bosses have announced cut-price admission for the match against Somerset on Monday, July 28.

Prices are £10 adults and concessions, under 16s £5 and under 12 free.

Co-promoter Damien Bates said: “We’ve said from day one we would love the Sky cameras to be at Sheffield and this will be a massive night for the club.

“Everybody says it’s one of the best venues in the country and the track provides some great racing. I’m sure we will see a cracking meeting against Somerset and with the admission prices structure we want everyone to come down and pack the place out – it should be one of the matches of the season.”

Sheffield will go to Scunthorpe this Wednesday in a quickly re-arranged fixture.

The original staging was cancelled last Friday and both clubs were quick to agree the new date.

There is no meeting at Owlerton on Thursday and both Simon Stead and Leigh Lanham represent the club at the Premier League Pairs at Somerset on Friday. The meeting is live on Sky Sports from 7pm.

“We have the riders who can go there and challenge for honours in what is a massive meeting,” said Bates.