Sports to broadcast Burnham speedway meeting live
of TV viewers will get a chance to watch live speedway racing
from Burnham-On-Sea's Oak Tree Arena in August.
Somerset Rebels will play host to the Sky Sports cameras on Monday
August 9th for a live transmission of a Premier League match between
the Rebels and Glasgow Tigers - their second event to be televised.
is a great honour," Somerset Rebels co-promoter Debbie Hancock
told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Tuesday.
know the guys from Sky TV were very impressed with the first meeting
they broadcast from the Oak Tree Arena last season and really
wanted to return this year to show another Somerset match."
Fans will be able to see top riders including Joe Screen and Travis
McGowan up against the Rebels' Cory Gathercole, Shane Parker and
Sam Masters during the encounter.
Debbie added: "With Glasgow originally due to visit Somerset
the previous Friday, we are considering leaving that date open
rather than put our fans to the expense of having two home matches
within three days."
the terms of our lease with the Council does not permit us to
run two matches in the same week, it will mean that our home match
against Newport scheduled for Friday 13th August will have to
be re-arranged and we will announce the new date for that match
as soon as it has been agreed with the Newport promotion."