Hor­nets to set­tle down at ath­let­ics sta­dium

AMER­I­CAN F/BALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT -

AMER­I­CAN foot­ball team The Hor­nets have an­nounced the Hilling­don Ath­let­ics Sta­dium in Uxbridge will be their home sta­dium for the up­com­ing sea­son, writes Sean Davies.

The Hor­nets’ man­age­ment team were unan­i­mous in se­lect­ing the Uxbridge ground be­cause of the mod­ern grand­stand and the raised un­der cover stand­ing area. The first game will be ver­sus Ip­swich Car­di­nals on Sun­day, April 12, at 2pm.

Har­lem-born team coach Paul Holmes said: “The grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Amer­i­can foot­ball in the UK has given us the op­por­tu­nity to stage our 2015 sea­son games in this great fa­cil­ity, and The Hor­nets hope that the res­i­dents of Hilling­don get be­hind the team as we strive for pro­mo­tion this year, so we can play against the more es­tab­lished teams next year.”

The suc­cess of the three sell-out NFL games at Wem­b­ley ev­ery year has fu­elled a grow­ing hunger for watch­ing live gridiron games in Lon­don, which The Hor­nets are hop­ing to sat­isfy with a full match­day ex­pe­ri­ence in­clud­ing cheer­lead­ers and a pop-up samba band. If you would like to try out for ei­ther, visit www.lon­don­hor­nets. co.uk.

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