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The Magic Weekend (known as the Dacia Magic Weekend for sponsorship reasons) is an annual event organised by the Rugby Football League in which an entire round of Super League matches is played over a weekend at a single stadium to promote the sport of rugby league. [1]

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The first event was held at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff in 2007, and subsequent events have taken place at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh; [2] the Etihad Stadium, Manchester; [3] St James' Park, Newcastle, and Anfield, Liverpool. [4]

Having established itself on the English rugby league calendar, the Magic Weekend formula has now been copied in other rugby league-playing nations: starting in France in 2017, [5] and then in Australia, with the Magic Round in 2019.

Concept

Millennium Magic.jpg
Millennium Magic logos used for the 2007 event...
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...for the 2008 event...
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...and for the 2009-2013 events.

The first Millennium Magic round was confirmed in September 2006 for the weekend of 5–6 May 2007. [6] [7] Richard Lewis, chairman of the RFL, cited both expansion and monetary reasons for the move to Wales, but the plan also allowed the Super League to be reduced by one round (critics had stated that the players were put under too much strain over the season). The event was funded and promoted by the Welsh Tourist Board, who were looking to build on the Challenge Cup finals which had taken place in Cardiff between 2003 and 2005 due to the rebuilding of Wembley Stadium. After the success of the first Millennium Magic in 2007, it became an annual fixture in the Super League calendar. The event was moved to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh in 2009 following a bid from VisitScotland, and was renamed Murrayfield Magic, and later just the Magic Weekend.

History

2007: Cardiff

Three Super League XII fixtures took place on Saturday 5 May 2007, and a further three on Sunday 6 May 2007.

The games played were, where possible, 'local derby' matches in an attempt to maximise interest in the event. The two 'non-heartland' clubs in Super League at that time, Catalans Dragons (France) and Harlequins RL (London), were paired against each other. The teams would face their Millennium Magic derby opponents four times during the Super League XII season.

Celtic Crusaders opened the weekend against Oldham R.L.F.C. in a National League Two game on the Friday night (4 May) at Brewery Field, Bridgend. This match officially celebrated 100 years of club rugby league in Wales as Oldham were the first ever opponents to Merthyr Tydfil in the first professional game in Wales on 7 September 1907. In an eventful match, Oldham came back from 26-6 down to win 34-26 in front of 3,441 fans, a record attendance for a National League 2 match. It was also the first National League 2 game shown live on British television, covered by Sky Sports.

A 58,831 aggregate crowd saw the Magic event at the Millennium Stadium. [8] Super League clubs agreed to repeat the event during the following season with Nigel Wood, the RFL's chief operating officer, saying: "The clubs and fans thoroughly enjoyed the day and our aim is to make next year's event even bigger and better." [8]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 28–32 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins 5 May 2007 15:00 BST 32,384
Hullcolours.svg Hull 10–14 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 5 May 2007 17:00 BST
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 34–18 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 5 May 2007 19:00 BST
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 36–12 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 6 May 2007 14:00 BST26,447
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 18–50 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 6 May 2007 16:00 BST
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 38–42 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 6 May 2007 18:00 BST

2008: Cardiff

As in 2007, three Super League XIII fixtures took place on the Saturday (3 May) and a further three on the Sunday (4 May).

The event again kicked off with the local south Wales team, Celtic Crusaders, but this time they were up against Featherstone Rovers at the Brewery Field, Bridgend in a National League 1 match. The Crusaders won the match by 28-point to 18. The match was held in front of a club record crowd of 6,152. [9]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 34–36 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 3 May 2008 15:00 BST 30,628
Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 16–54 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 3 May 2008 17:00 BST
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 26–40 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 3 May 2008 19:00 BST
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 18–16 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins 4 May 2008 14:30 BST32,516
Hullcolours.svg Hull 17–22 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 4 May 2008 16:30 BST
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 57–16 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 4 May 2008 18:30 BST

2009: Edinburgh

It was confirmed after the 2008 event that the weekend was to be moved in 2009 to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh, Scotland. The event included matches based on a seeded draw, using finishing positions from Super League XIII. [10] [11]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 16–24 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins 2 May 2009 15:00 BST 29,627
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 16–32 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 2 May 2009 17:00 BST
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 38–18 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 2 May 2009 19:00 BST
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 40–16 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders 3 May 2009 12:30 BST30,122
Hullcolours.svg Hull 24–16 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 3 May 2009 14:45 BST
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 16–32 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 3 May 2009 17:00 BST
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 28–36 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 3 May 2008 19:00 BST

2010: Edinburgh

The 2010 Magic weekend took place on 1–2 May 2010 at Murrayfield. After fan criticism of the seeded draw, The RFL decided to ask all 14 Super League clubs whether they would like to revert to derbies. The result favored a seeding again where the top 8 teams faced each other, and the bottom six would play each other.

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 0–19 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders 1 May 2010 13:00 BST 26,642
Hullcolours.svg Hull 8–25 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins 1 May 2010 15:00 BST
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 16–68 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 1 May 2010 17:00 BST
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 34–30 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 1 May 2010 19:00 BST
Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 34–18 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 2 May 2010 14:00 BST25,401
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 28–10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 2 May 2010 16:00 BST
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 54–0 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 2 May 2010 18:00 BST

2011: Cardiff

The Magic Weekend returned to its original location at the Millennium Stadium, and it saw the opening round of the 2011 Super League season on the weekend of 12–13 February 2011. [12] The event also returned to the original format with the majority of the games being local rivalry games. [13]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 28–18 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 12 Feb 2011 13:00 GMT 30,891
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 4–11 Quinscolours.svg Harlequins 12 Feb 2011 15:00 GMT
Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 40–20 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 12 Feb 2011 17:00 GMT
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 16–16 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 12 Feb 2011 19:00 GMT
Cruscolours.svg Crusaders 42–12 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 13 Feb 2011 12:00 GMT29,323
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 28–32 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 13 Feb 2011 14:00 GMT
Hullcolours.svg Hull 22–34 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 13 Feb 2011 16:00 GMT

2012: Manchester

The 2012 event was held at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club, [14] and was the first time the Magic Weekend was held in England.

The date of the Magic Weekend was changed for 2012, reverting to a mid-season game week rather than as a season opener like 2011. However, unlike the first four Magic Weekends, the matches were played over a weekend at the end of May (after the end of the football season [15] ) rather than during the May Day bank holiday weekend at the start of May. Although the last weekend of May is usually the Late Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the Spring bank holiday in 2012 was moved back a weekend as part of the Diamond Jubilee. [16]

Following the premise of previous Magic Weekends, the majority of the fixtures were local rivalry games. [17] 2012 was the first time that Widnes Vikings participated in the Magic Weekend. [18] The aggregate attendance of the weekend was 63,716 (the largest ever).

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 26–32 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 26 May 2012 13:00 BST 30,763
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 68–4 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 26 May 2012 16:00 BST
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 30–32 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 26 May 2012 19:00 BST
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 42–18 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 27 May 2012 12:00 BST32,953
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 34–38 Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 27 May 2012 14:00 BST
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22–37 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 27 May 2012 16:00 BST
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 16–42 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 27 May 2012 18:00 BST

2013: Manchester

The 2013 Magic Weekend was once again held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May. [19]

As in 2012, the 2013 Magic Weekend took place after the end of the football season in May, on the late Spring bank holiday weekend.

As in previous years, some of the matches were local rivalries with Castleford playing Wakefield Trinity and Hull F.C. Hull Kingston Rovers, both repeat fixtures from 2012. The other four matches were new fixtures for the Magic Weekend and included St. Helens playing Warrington and Bradford vs Huddersfield, continuing the tradition of having local rivalry matches at the Magic Weekend.

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 46–18 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 25 May 2013 12:00 BST 30,793
Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 48–24 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 25 May 2013 14:15 BST
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 22–16 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 25 May 2013 16:30 BST
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22–48 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 25 May 2012 18:45 BST
Redscolours.svg Salford City Reds 28–22 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 26 May 2013 15:00 BST31,249
Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 6–42 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 26 May 2013 17:15 BST
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 16–20 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 26 May 2013 19:30 BST

2014: Manchester

Logo for 2014 edition of the Magic Weekend First Utility Super League Magic Weekend Logo 2014.png
Logo for 2014 edition of the Magic Weekend

On 31 May 2013, less than a week after the 2013 Magic Weekend, the RFL announced that the Magic Weekend would once again return to the Etihad Stadium, Manchester for 2014, with matches being played on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 May. [20]

On 23 January 2014, the fixtures were announced with, in a repeat of the 2013 fixtures, four matches set to take place on the Saturday with the remaining three scheduled for Sunday, including four local derbies (Huddersfield-Bradford, Hull Kingston Rovers-Hull FC, Wakefield Trinity-Castleford and Warrington-St Helens R.F.C.) plus the meeting of the last two winners of the Super League Grand Final, Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos. The other matches consisted of Widnes vs Salford and London vs Catalans Dragons.

Controversy was created in the city of Hull following the announcement that the 2014 FA Cup Final was to take place at exactly the same time and date as the fixture between Hull FC and Hull KR, this being the first FA Cup final Hull City had qualified for. The RFL announced on 15 April 2014 that they would not be changing the fixture. [21]

The aggregate attendance of 64,552 was the highest ever for a Magic Weekend, while the Saturday attendance of 36,339 was the highest ever single-day figure until both records were surpassed the consequent year in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 22–24 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 17 May 2014 12:30 BST 36,339
Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 30–24 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 17 May 2014 14:45 BST
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 38–24 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 17 May 2014 17:00 BST
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 18–14 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 17 May 2014 19:15 BST
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Wildcats 12–50 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 18 May 2014 12:30 BST28,213
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 54–16 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 18 May 2014 14:45 BST
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 41–24 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 18 May 2014 17:00 BST

2015: Newcastle

In 2015, the Magic Weekend was forced to move due to construction at the Etihad Stadium, which would commence immediately after the 2014–15 Premier League season had concluded, which meant the Magic Weekend was due to be changed, with Coventry's Ricoh Arena and Newcastle upon Tyne's St James' Park being considered by the RFL. Blake Solly had confirmed that the Etihad and Super League did have a good partnership, but there were alternatives available to host the event. [22] On 10 September 2014, it was confirmed that the Magic Weekend had been awarded to Newcastle for 2015, and would be played 30 and 31 May 2015. With the Super League Reformatting in 2015, the Magic Weekend featured twelve teams and six matches, as opposed to the seven games in previous years.

The event was considered the most successful to date, with a record aggregate attendance of 67,788, a record single-day crowd of 40,871 on the Saturday and an estimated benefit of £4.2 million to the Newcastle economy. [23]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 16–38 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 30 May 2015 14:30 BST 40,871
Hullcolours.svg Hull 46–20 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 30 May 2015 16:45 BST
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 12–27 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 30 May 2015 19:00 BST
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 22–22 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 31 May 2015 13:00 BST26,970
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 20–16 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 31 May 2015 15:15 BST
Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 56–16 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 31 May 2015 17:30 BST

2016: Newcastle

After a successful event in Newcastle in 2015, the Magic Weekend returned to St James' Park for the second year running with most fixtures being based upon last season's league standings rather than local derbies. The top four from last season play each other; Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors and St. Helens v Huddersfield Giants. Continuing with this trend, 5th placed Castleford Tigers play 6th placed Warrington Wolves and the two teams in the bottom four last season, Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils, play in a repeat of last year's fixture. Last season's bottom placed Wakefield Trinity Wildcats play Catalans Dragons: as the Dragons struggle away from home, this fixture is to give both teams a chance of winning. The only derby this year is the Hull Derby at the end of the weekend.

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 18–12 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 21 May 2016 14:30 BST 39,331
Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 14–34 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 21 May 2016 16:45 BST
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 8–40 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 21 May 2016 19:00 BST
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 25–24 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 22 May 2016 13:00 BST28,945
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 20–48 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 22 May 2016 15:15 BST
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 28–16 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 22 May 2016 17:30 BST

2017: Newcastle

For the third consecutive season, Magic Weekend returned to Newcastle. This is the Leigh Centurions' first time playing at the Magic Weekend. This is because Magic Weekend first made an appearance in 2007, two seasons after Leigh's relegation.

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 12–34 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 20 May 2017 14:30 BST 35,361
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 0–45 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 20 May 2017 16:45 BST
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 24–24 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 20 May 2017 19:00 BST
Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 10–18 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 21 May 2017 13:00 BST30,046
Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 22–36 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 21 May 2017 15:15 BST
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 29–18 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 21 May 2017 17:30 BST

2018: Newcastle

For a fourth year in succession, Magic Weekend took place in Newcastle. As a curtain raiser, the first game to be played on the first day was a Championship fixture between Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse Olympique. [24]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Toronto Wolfpack 43–30 ToulouseRLcolours.png Toulouse Olympique 19 May 2018 12:45 BST
(RFL Championship)
38,881
Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 18–38 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 19 May 2018 15:00 BST
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 38–10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 19 May 2018 17:15 BST
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 38–10 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 19 May 2018 19:30 BST
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 12–26 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 20 May 2018 13:00 BST25,438
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 22–25 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 20 May 2018 15:15 BST
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 22–34 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 20 May 2018 17:30 BST

2019: Liverpool

Wigan Warriors enter the pitch before the second Saturday game Wigan Magic Weekend 2019.jpg
Wigan Warriors enter the pitch before the second Saturday game
London Broncos kicking off the second Sunday game London Broncos 2019 Magic Weekend.jpg
London Broncos kicking off the second Sunday game

Anfield was chosen as the venue for the 2019 Magic Weekend after two test matches were played there in 2016 and 2018. After previously choosing games that were local derbies or competitive games, in 2019 the fixtures were determined by the previous season's league position.

Robert Elstone, Super League Chief Executive, said "On behalf of the Super League clubs, we’re delighted to be taking the Dacia Magic Weekend to one of the most famous stadiums in the world. [25]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 18–25 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 25 May 2019 14:00 BST 30,057
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 2–55 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 25 May 2019 16:30 BST
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 14–26 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 25 May 2019 19:00 BST
Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 20–22 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 26 May 2019 13:00 BST26,812
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 24–22 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 26 May 2019 15:30 BST
Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 36–16 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 26 May 2019 18:00 BST

2020: Cancelled

The 2020 event was due to return to Newcastle's St James's Park, however it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to wider implications for the 2020 season.

2021: Newcastle

The Super League's Magic Weekend saw a belated return to Newcastle for the 2021 season. Fixtures for the event were announced on 23 February with matches scheduled to be played during the weekend of 4–5 September. [26]

TeamScoreTeamDate and TimeAttendance
Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 29–18 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 4 September 2021 15:00 BST35,104
Saintscolours.svg St Helens 30–31 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 4 September 2021 17:15 BST
Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 25–24 Hullcolours.svg Hull FC 4 September 2021 19:30 BST
Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 18–32 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 5 September 2021 13:00 BST25,762
Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 6–10 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 5 September 2021 15:15 BST
Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 6–44 HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 5 September 2021 17:30 BST

Team statistics

ClubPlayedWonDrawnLostPoints
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 1282218
2 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants 1281317
3 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Tigers 1180316
4 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 1261513
5 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 1261513
6 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 1270514
7 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos 1260612
8 Catalanscolours.svg Catalans Dragons 1251611
9 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 1250710
10 Redscolours.svg Salford Red Devils 124088
11 Broncoscolours.png London Broncos 84048
12 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 124088
13 Cruscolours.svg Crusaders 32014
14 Widnes colours.svg Widnes Vikings 72054
15 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 81272
16 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 10010

Venues

CityStadiumYears
Flag of England.svg Liverpool Anfield 2019
Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020 (cancelled), 2021
Flag of England.svg Manchester Etihad Stadium 2012, 2013, 2014
Flag of Scotland.svg Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium 2009, 2010
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff Millennium Stadium 2007, 2008, 2011

Attendances

YearCityStadiumWeekend attendance
2007 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff Millennium Stadium 58,831
2008Increase2.svg 63,144
2009 Flag of Scotland.svg Edinburgh Murrayfield Decrease2.svg 59,749
2010Decrease2.svg 52,043
2011 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff Millennium Stadium Increase2.svg 60,214
2012 Flag of England.svg Manchester Etihad Stadium Increase2.svg 63,716
2013Decrease2.svg 62,042
2014Increase2.svg 64,552
2015 Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park Increase2.svg 67,841
2016Increase2.svg 68,276
2017Decrease2.svg 65,407
2018Decrease2.svg 64,319
2019 Flag of England.svg Liverpool Anfield Decrease2.svg 56,869
2020 Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park N/A (Cancelled)
2021 Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park Increase2.svg 60,866

Highest weekend attendance

YearCityStadiumAttendance
12016 Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park 68,276
22015 Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park 67,841
32017 Flag of England.svg Newcastle St James' Park 65,407

Sponsorship

Since 2016 Dacia has been the title sponsor of the Magic Weekend.

SponsorYearsName
Dacia 2016-Dacia Magic Weekend

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