LEICESTER have now confirmed a new date for the East Midlands Bowl, which will take place on Sunday September 17 (2pm).
We are delighted to be able to put a Coventry team out at Beaumont Park, and as with the previous challenge matches it will be an ideal opportunity to send out the message to the wider world that there is a huge desire to save the club and get us back into regular racing.
We will look to build a team with strong Bees links for what should be an entertaining afternoon of racing. Leicester will also be staging the final round of the British Youth Championship following the EMB match.
Lions promoter Dave Darcy said: “We were disappointed to shelve this match twice; first of all in May and again in July but have always had it in our minds to find a new date.
“It just meant that we needed to ensure that we had no Premiership rain-offs but as we have been very lucky with the weather at Leicester we can now see our way clear to commit to this new date.
“There is something in the content for everyone. Another opportunity for our fans to cheer on the Lions, and a return to the track of a Coventry team which hopefully will keep the name in the forefront of the media’s minds, and to round off the afternoon a chance to watch some of the most talented youngsters of the future go through their paces.
“So make it a date in your diary and come along to enjoy a bumper afternoon of speedway action at Beaumont Park.”