🏁 Friday night speedway under the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium floodlights features Glasgow Tigers against Somerset Rebels in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final. Tapes-up is at 7.30pm and tickets are available.
Glasgow Tigers are on a mission for Championship silverware this season and it’s so far so good in the league with the Ashfield side having finished the regular season in second place to secure a play-off against Somerset Rebels who finished in fourth.
The Tigers got back to winning way in timely fashion ahead of the play-offs finishing their scheduled league fixtures in style with a double-header victory including a 61-29 thrashing of Berwick which followed on a comfortable 51-39 victory over Sheffield.
The home side may start as favourites however the Somerset Rebels are not to be taken lightly featuring some big names and Glasgow track specialists in their side. Among them Rory Schlein, Nick Morris and last year’s Tigers captain – Chris Harris.
Will it be Tigers or Rebels reign supreme tonight? One thing is for sure: awaiting the victorious team is a place in the SGBC Grand Final against the winner of Leicester Lions (who finished top the league at the end of the regular season) or Redcar Bears who go wheel-to-wheel in the other semi-final.
Ones to watch: Glasgow’s Craig Cook. Named as Great Britain captain for the FIM Speedway of Nations finals earlier this season the Tigers skipper has been in scintillating form this campaign, most recently winning the Championship Pairs at Somerset joined by Rasmus Jensen. A result that saw Glasgow Tigers win the trophy for the first time since James Grieves and Joe Screen took victory in 2011.
Doors open at 5pm ahead of tapes-up at 7.30pm.
Tickets available in advance via the ‘Get Tickets’ tab or by phone 0800 916 0087.
Tickets on the day available from the ticket office by cash or card payment: Adults £17 ~ Concessions £10 (>60s, disabled or students) ~ Under 16s £10 ~ Under 12s Free.
Travel tips: Let the train take the strain. A regular service connects Glasgow’s Queen Street Station in the heart of the city with Ashfield Stadium and the journey takes just 10 minutes including the walk from Ashfield station to the stadium. Check the timetable here.
Travel by Bus. The following routes service the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium:
75 – Castlemilk / Milton (operated by First Bus)
90 – Partick / Braehead (operated by First Bus)
Driving by car. Secure parking is available on Hawthorn Street opposite Mobility Solutions (£2 charge).