New Fan – A Guide to Matchdays

Welcome to New River Stadium

Welcome to the New River Stadium, the home of the London Skolars Rugby League, one of only two professional Rugby League Teams in London. Below we have set out everything you will need to know to make your match day as convenient as possible. However, if you still have questions then please feel free to call the Club on 020 8888 8488 or email us at

New River Stadium

The New River Stadium, also known as New River Sport & Fitness, is the home of London Skolars Rugby League and has one main stand, which fronts White Hart Lane.
Click HERE for Stadium Map.

The main stand seats 1,040 fans comfortably, with every fan having a good view of the whole playing area. There is terrace standing but this is only made available on special occasions when the main stand is full.

As a general rule we do not segregate Home and Away supporters and we always encourage and foster a friendly atmosphere where fans are happy to sit together and families feel comfortable.

Wheelchair access the main stand is available.

The price for 2015 entry is: £12 (Adult), £6 (Concession)

The Ticket Office is open at least two hours before kick-off and is located just by the portacabin in the car park. Tickets can also be purchased in advance by contacing the club’s offices or by visiting the Skolars online ticket office, which you’ll find on this website.


The Skolars Stadium is located approximately 1 mile from Wood Green Underground Station, which is on the Piccadilly Line, and only 15 minutes from Kings Cross Station.

The W3 bus from Wood Green Station drops very close to the Stadium and, on Friday Night Lights, Skolars run a courtesy bus service to and from the station (check for details). This service is is run by Arriva, one of Skolars long standing sponsors.

Travelling by Road

Follow M1 South to Junction 2, take exit onto A1 to the junction with the North Circular (A406).
Keep on North Circular for about 3 miles, following signs for Wood Green.
Turn right on A109 (Bounds Green Road) at traffic lights.
Keep straight on A109 for 1.5 miles, past Bounds Green tube station, and turn sharp left onto Wood Green High Road (A105) [coaches may need to turn from the right lane]
Keep on the A105 past the Haringey Civic Centre and turn right into White Hart Lane.
The Stadium is on the left hand side 0.5 miles down White Hart Lane.

CAR PARKING – There is ample pay and display parking in the car parks, which are located next to the main stand

Refreshments & BAR

The bar is currently situated at the top and back of the main stand as we undergo a large redevelopment of the club’s facilities. You can also buy snacks from the bar; cookies, crisps, snacks and drinks.

The bar is open prior to the match and for a short time after. The bar stocks a range of beers and soft drinks

Match programs are available to purchase on the gate and there is a merchandise stall next to the bar where you can purchase all the items you see in our club shop.

Skolars host a great real Ale Festival at the Friday Night Lights game – our last home match of the season on the eve of the Challenge Cup Final

At certain home games beer can also be purchased at the back of the main stand, during the match.

Match Day Programme

The London Skolars match day match day programme is sold at each Skolars home game for a price of just £2.50. Each edition has a host of player interviews, historical pieces, team news and stats.


The merchandise stall is situated next to the bar at the top of the main stand and sells replica Skolars 2015 home and away shirts, as well as Skolars polo shirts, tracksuits and hoodies.

Match Day

Generally Skolars home matches are played on Sundays and will kick-off at either 3.00pm or, on some occasions, 2.00pm. You can check with the club or the fixtures page on this website.

Pre-match entertainment varies but can feature a Masters Festival, a reserve or under 18’s team fixture. Please check with the club for details of curtain raiser matches and kick off times.

Special Matches

Capital Challenge

Each season, Skolars host a Super League side in a preseason friendly at the Honorable Artillery Company’s ground in Central London. Next year, on January 22nd, we see Wigan Warriors return for a third successive match, and is sure to be a great encounter at a unique location. For  more details, please see the Capital Challenge page.

Friday Night Lights

London Skolars hugely popular Friday Night Lights event will take place on Friday 28th August when Skolars will host North Wales Crusaders in a Kingstone Press League 1 fixture at New River.

Friday Night Lights is now a firm fixture in the calendars of many Rugby League Fans visiting London for the Challenge Cup Final, which take place the following day at Wembley Stadium. For more details, please see the Friday Night Lights page.

Where to stay?

If you are looking for somewhere to stay then the MIC Hotel are a supporter of rugby league and very conveniently located 200 yards from Euston Station, which not only provides a fantastic base for exploring central London but it’s also just a 15 minute journey from New River Stadium on the underground. Visit their website  and please mention London Skolars when booking your room or during your stay.

Contact Us

Still got a question?

Call us on 020 8888 8488 or Email us at

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