YORK City Knights have been picked to take on Halifax RLFC at next season’s Summer Bash (5.15pm kick-off).

The Knights face Halifax on day one of the weekend’s Betfred Championship event, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, on Saturday, May 30.

It’s the second of the three games on the day, which opens with the Heavy Woollen between Batley Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams (3pm) and closes with Featherstone Rovers facing Bradford Bulls (7.30pm).

On Sunday, May 31, Swinton Lions take on Oldham (1pm) then Sheffield Eagles play Whitehaven (3:15pm) followed by Leigh Centurions against Widnes Vikings (5:30pm).

Neither London Broncos nor Toulouse Olympique are involved in the evening as they will instead face off as part of a double-header with the Super League fixture between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos at the Stade Ernest Wallon – the home of rugby union club Stade Toulousain, where Toulouse will play all their home fixtures next season.

In the reverse fixture, London and Toulouse will then play at the Emerald Headingley in August as part of another Leeds-Catalans double-header.

2020 will be the sixth successive season that the Summer Bash will head to Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road with York involved for the third time.

York have not previously won at the Summer Bash having suffered a 22-18 defeat to Keighley Cougars in 2016 and a 42-10 thumping by Featherstone earlier this year.

Tickets for the Summer Bash 2020 are now on sale from the Knights office by calling 01904 876527.

Single day tickets are priced at £25 for adults and £12.50 for under-16s. Tickets for the whole weekend are on sale at £40 for adults and £20 for U16s.

The full fixture list for the 2020 Betfred Championship and League 1 season will be published on Sunday at 3pm.

Mark Foster, the RFL’s chief commercial officer, said: “The 2019 Betfred Championship Summer Bash weekend was one of the best yet, and it’s great for us to be able to confirm that we’re going back to Blackpool in 2020.

“It’s an exciting programme of fixtures with a couple of old favourites in the Batley-Dewsbury derby to kick things off on the Saturday, and Leigh versus Widnes to complete the action on Sunday evening – as it did in such exciting fashion in 2019, when there was a great atmosphere in the stadium and we had excellent viewing figures on Sky Sports.

“But there’s a fresh new look to the remaining four games, with Oldham and Whitehaven involved again after their promotion from Betfred League 1, and Featherstone Rovers to take their old rivalry with Bradford to Blackpool for the first time in the climax of our Saturday programme – which means Halifax will also have new opposition in York City Knights.

“We’ve also worked hard to accommodate Toulouse’s imaginative proposals for a major new rugby league event in France, and credit should go to London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos for their support.”