Magic weekend back at Etihad

Super League will return to the Etihad Stadium in 2013 following the success of last season's Magic Weekend.

The two-day spectacular will take place on the weekend of 25/26 May with all 14 Super League teams featuring during four games on Saturday and three the following day; all matches will be screened live on Sky Sports.

And after this year's event attracted a record 63,716 another bumper attendance is expected over the May Bank Holiday in 2013.

"It gives me great pleasure to be able to confirm that Etihad Stadium will again host the Super League Magic Weekend in 2012," said Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood.

"It was clear from the feedback we received from this year's event that the overwhelming majority of fans had a fantastic experience at the stadium and were keen to return.

"The location and lay-out of the Etihad Stadium provides the perfect setting for this unique and very special sporting event and I am sure Magic Weekend will continue to grow in stature as more fans experience the extraordinary nature of Super League."

Details of the fixtures will be confirmed when the Super League schedule is announced on 19 November but it is anticipated that the weekend will involve the traditional "derby" matches.