YORK City Knights have announced the Betfred Super League and Championship double-header on Sunday, March 22 will not the LNER Community Stadium, as was hoped.

The fixtures will instead be played at Bootham Crescent, with the club thanking "the support of Sky Sports and the cooperation of all the clubs involved".

The club said it had been informed via GLL that the builders, Buckingham Group, had not been able to provide the information required for test events to occur and no test event dates are available at this stage.

The event - which was initially scheduled for the Community Stadium when it was first announced in November last year - will feature the Super League fixture between Toronto Wolfpack and Wakefield Trinity (5.15pm), and forms part of a Mothering Sunday rugby league double header with the Knights also playing the Betfred Championship round six fixture against Featherstone Rovers earlier that day (2.45pm).

The Wolfpack earned promotion to Super League after beating Featherstone Rovers in the Championship Grand Final last October, but are playing their three home ‘loop’ fixtures in the UK due to the harsh Ontario climate early in the season.

Toronto Wolfpack - who boast stars such as Jon Wilkin, Ricky Leutele and the iconic Sonny Bill Williams - will go head-to-head with Wakefield Trinity’s Danny Brough, David Fifita and Tom Johnston in an encounter to be screened live on Sky Sports.

Tickets for the double header are available online from Knights, Wakefield and Featherstone ticket offices.

Advance tickets cost £17 for adults, £12 for concessions and under-16s go free. That price includes both games.

Ticket prices on the day rise to £20 for adults and £15 for concessions. The club say this is "to encourage as many people as possible to purchase in advance and help ensure the most efficient process at the busy Bootham Crescent turnstiles".

The club also say they will contact all members and those who have purchased hospitality packages for this event in the coming days.

A club spokesman added: "The Knights would like to sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused by the change in venue.

"We share your disappointment and frustration at this outcome, but rest assured that we will work as hard as possible to make this event a success and showcase our fantastic city to the world."