24th March 2017, 15:28 | north_east
Northumberland-based Cramlington Rockets are on track to pass their 500-ticket target for this year's Dacia Magic Weekend.
Taking place for the third year at Newcastle United's St James' Park, the Cramlington club has sold over 1,000 tickets for the last two events and look set to match that rate again in 2017.
Standing out from the crowd in their famous orange t-shirts, the Rockets have been a key part of the fun family atmosphere afforded by the local Geordies to fans travelling from across the country.
"With two months to go, we are thrilled to pass the 450 ticket mark," said Rockets Chairman, Jeff Ball.
"We are all about giving our members the best possible experiences and Magic Weekend more than ticks that box.
"To see 70,000 people enjoying Rugby League on our doorstep is a source of tremendous pride for all of North East Rugby League and hopefully this year will be even bigger and better."
The Rockets have sold over 1,000 tickets to the Magic Weekend over the last two years
Cramlington Rockets stand out from the crowd
With months of planning behind the scenes, the Rockets have been able to secure a number of unique opportunities for its members including mascot spots with St Helens, flag bearing spots for Castleford Tigers vs Leeds Rhinos and a chance for their U8s to play on the pitch at half time for the Widnes Vikings versus Wakefield Trinity clash.
Building its reputation for innovation, the club is also offering some fantastic opportunities to its partner schools.
"We have 28 partner schools across Northumberland who all love their Rugby League," said Chris Ure, the club's Magic Weekend schools co-ordinator and a Rockets Community Coach.
"It's such a brilliant and affordable day out so we are now promoting it to all the schools we reach with the added incentive that the top selling school will get 16 mascot spots for the Salford Red Devils vs Leigh Centurions match.
"On top of that, we are also working with Rugby League Cares to promote their Join the Momentum dance programme, giving any children aged eight and over the chance to dance on the St James' Park pitch with hundreds of other children from across the country.
"We've really pulled out all the stops to get people involved with Magic Weekend this year and we think it will be the best weekend yet!"
To find out more about the Cramlington Rockets visit cramlingtonrockets.co.uk.