Eastbourne Speedway’s Championship team hope to make their 2021 bow on Tuesday (May 25) at Kent.
The Eagles hopes of getting under way after 602 days on the sidelines because of Covid-19 were dashed by cloudbursts over Arlington Stadium on Saturday (May 22).
As a result, the matches against Newcastle in both the Championship and National Development League were postponed.
The match at Central Park, Sittingbourne, is the first leg of the KO Cup with the second leg at Arlington on Sunday, June 6.
Co-promoter Trevor Geer said: “We had no option other than to call-off on Saturday. The track was underwater.
“Going to Kent without a match under our belts is not ideal. We know Central Park can be a difficult place for visitors but all of us are very focussed on what we have to do.
“We need to get dialled in very quickly. It will be a battle but when has it been anything but when Eastbourne take on a team from Kent.
Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles: Edward Kennett, Tom Brennan, Kyle Newman, Lewi Kerr, Richard Lawson, Jason Edwards, Drew Kemp.
Information regarding tickets for Central Park can be found here.
Eagles v Diamonds update
Refunds have been sent this morning to fans who requested them from the postponed Double Header against Newcastle on Saturday. The email will be addressed from Trybooking, please check your spam folder if you haven’t received it in your in-box or contact us on email@example.com if you have any problems.
A reminder that your Newcastle Ticket can be used for the re-arranged fixture (details to be announced in a few days).
In this instance, you just need to turn up with the original print out or details on your phone or valid ID. If you wish to transfer your ticket to a FUTURE match, full details of the process of how to do this will be announced tomorrow morning.
We will also be responding to supporter requests and will be making tickets for the “match of the season” v Glasgow on Sunday 4th July (which looks sure to be a sell out) available from 12 noon tomorrow.
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