NEWS Wednesday 24th January 2018, 9:00am
The 2018 fixture list has now been unveiled detailing where and when you can see the Edinburgh Monarchs on track in 2018.
The Monarchs begin their 2018 campaign with the return of the Scottish Cup away at Glasgow on 23rd March before Armadale Stadium opens for action for the second leg on Good Friday 30th March.
The newly named Championship Shield then takes centre stage as the Monarchs face a group consisting of local rivals Berwick, Glasgow and Workington with all sides aiming to top the group to secure the one guaranteed Championship Shield Semi Final place. Group runners up may face a nervous wait to see if they are the best second placed team allowing them to sneak through to the Semi Final also.
The main course of the season begins as the Championship then takes hold with Peterborough the first team to visit Armadale on May 4th as all 11 Championship teams begin their Play Off bid.
Knock Out Cup first round action sees the Monarchs pitted against the Glasgow Tigers in a Cup tie that is as fierce as they come. Armadale Stadium hosts the first leg on May 25th with the second leg at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on May 27th wrapping up what is sure to be a tense tie all in the space of one weekend.
The Caledonian Riders Championship is back, scheduled for Friday July 6th, and once more will offer some of the best up-and-coming talent their opportunity to shine.
Plus, there are more events to be announced including the 2018 Harrisons Scottish Open Championship and special Monarchs 70th anniversary celebrations.
All of this will fill another fantastic season of speedway at Armadale Stadium as the Monarchs aim to culminate their 70th season with a Championship chase in the Play Offs in September.
For a full list of all of our 2018 fixtures visit the match centre here.
As excitement builds for the 2018 season and before any of the track action gets underway you can meet the Monarchs at the 2018 Season Launch Show. Once more this will be staged at the Cairn Hotel near Bathgate on Tuesday 20th March. This evening of fun will feature all of the Monarchs team as we look forward to the 2018 season. Tickets for this event will be available soon.