Warrington Wolves opened the doors for the first match at their new home, The Halliwell Jones Stadium, 10 years ago today.
On this day ten years ago Warrington Wolves hosted their first game at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Wakefield Wildcats were the visitors to the Wolves’ new home on Saturday 21 February 2004.
Skipper on the night was Lee Briers and the Warrington team lined up as follows:
Team: Graham Appo, John Wilshere, Brent Grose, Ben Westwood, Dean Gaskell, Lee Briers, Nathan Wood, Chris Leikvoll, Jon Clarke, Mark Hilton, Darren Burns, Mike Wainwright, Mike Forshaw
Subs: Mark Gleeson, Paul Wood, Danny Lima, Paul Noone
Tries: Nathan Wood, Dean Gaskell, Lee Briers, Paul Wood (2)
Goals: Lee Briers (7)
Nathan Wood went down in Warrington history when he crossed for the opening try on five minutes.
The Wolves led 14 points to eight at the break and went on to win the match 34-20 in front of a packed house of 14, 206.
The club and team have come a long way since moving to the new stadium: three Challenge Cup trophies, a League Leaders Shield and two Grand Final appearances to name just some of the achievements.
10 years of memories and many more to come.
Nathan Wood crossing for first try at The Halliwell Jones Stadium