Magic Weekend was first held in Newcastle earlier this year and more than 67,000 fans were in attendance across the course of the weekend – the highest ever for the two-day event.
Fixtures for Magic Weekend 2016 have also been revealed, with 2015 First Utility Super League Grand Finalists Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors playing in the final game on Saturday evening. The Rhinos, who defeated the Warriors 22-20 at Old Trafford, will lock horns with Wigan for the fourth successive year at Magic Weekend at 7.00pm on Saturday May 21.
On St James’ Park hosting Magic Weekend in 2016, Lee Charnley, Managing Director of Newcastle United, said:
Magic Weekend was, without doubt, one of the best events we have ever hosted here at St James’ Park. We welcomed record crowds, the atmosphere was superb – as was the rugby – and there was a collective effort from all those involved to promote Newcastle and the North East to visitors from across the UK.
Ever since the event in May, we have been working hard together with the City Council and NE1 Ltd to attract the Super League back to Newcastle once again. We are delighted with today’s announcement and look forward to hosting an even more successful Magic Weekend next year.