Sheffield Tigers' speedway fixture postponed due to new greyhound track at Owlerton Stadium

Sheffield Tigers say they have been forced to postpone Thursday’s scheduled home fixture with Wolverhampton.

Sheffield Tigers (Speedway) captain Kyle Howarth, at Owlerton Stadium.
Sheffield Tigers (Speedway) captain Kyle Howarth, at Owlerton Stadium.

Tru Plant Tigers co-promoter Damien Bates explained: “A new greyhound track has been laid at Owlerton Stadium, hence our limited number of home fixtures over the past month or so.

Work was completed yesterday (Tuesday) and we were given our first access back into the stadium today (Wednesday). Some damage has been caused though, mainly to a large number of safety fence posts around the Speedway track. With the greyhounds back racing, our time is severely restricted and with health and safety in mind we’ve had to make the decision to call Thursday’s meeting with Wolves off.

“It’s a far from ideal situation but this is through no fault of our own.

Sheffield Tigers (Speedway) are not in action this Thursday night

“I would like to stress and emphasise that the work required WILL be completed in time for Monday’s (August 8, 7.30) meeting with King’s Lynn.”