THE Magic Weekend in Newcastle has been postponed.

The event was due to make its return to St James' Park on May 23-24 but is the latest sporting event to be scuppered by the coronavirus pandemic.

Betfred Super League, which has seen a suspension of action since mid-March, intends to keep Dacia Magic Weekend in the 2020 schedule and all options are being considered as part of extensive and ongoing fixtures remodelling.

More information will be provided once there is a clearer picture regarding the resumption of the season.

Executive chairman Robert Elstone said: “It’s regrettable that Super League has had to make this decision - but in light of the current situation, it is sadly unavoidable.

“Our fans will be disappointed because they were all looking forward to returning to Newcastle; however, Magic is still firmly in our plans for 2020, with St James’ Park, at a later date, one of the options being considered.”

Tickets already bought for Dacia Magic Weekend in Newcastle will be transferable to a later date at St James’ Park, or an alternative venue depending on when the season restarts.