Sheffield Eagles will play their opening three home fixtures of the 2020 Betfred Championship season at Castle Park in Doncaster.

Castle Park is the home of Doncaster Knights Rugby Union and has a capacity of 5,000 with 1,650 of that being seated.

The games against Toulouse Olympique (Sunday, February 16), Widnes Vikings (Sunday, March 22) and Oldham (Wednesday, April 15) have been sanctioned by the RFL.

The club will return to their home of the Olympic Legacy Park in time for their clash against Swinton Lions on Sunday, May 3.

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Construction of the new stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park is commencing with noticeable work now taking place on the wider site which directly relates build of the stadium.

Should the Eagles be drawn at home in either the Coral Challenge Cup or 1895 Cup prior to the start of May, the club will first explore playing these at the Olympic Legacy Park or other venues if required.

Eagles General Manager Liam Claffey told the club website: “I’d like to thank the team at Doncaster Knights for helping accommodate these three fixtures.

“When weighing up this decision it was the view of the Board that it could be no longer than what we have announced. We are Sheffield Eagles; Sheffield is our home and we are proud to represent the Steel City.

“With so many moving parts surrounding the new stadium at the Olympic Legacy Park we as a club needed further time to ensure the Olympic Legacy Park would provide a safe and suitable match day venue with the adequate facilities in place whilst construction occurs on the site.

“This short-term move provides more time to ensure a suitably welcoming environment at the OLP ahead of the new stadium being completed in September and allows the early-stages of construction to take place without interruption from staging professional rugby league matches.

“Whilst it is sad to have to leave Sheffield once again, it can’t be played down how big the new stadium could be for the club and rugby league in the city.”

The Eagles will be putting on heavily subsidised travel from the Olympic Legacy Park to Castle Park for all three matches.