WARRINGTON Wolves feel the extra effort needed for The Halliwell Jones Stadium to stage Super League games behind-closed-doors is worthwhile.

The Wire are understood to be one of five clubs who have applied to host matches when the competition lifts out of its four-and-half months coronavirus suspension next month.

In the early period of the resumption at least, a number of matches are expected to take place at one venue over a weekend in order to reduce costs and concentrate efforts on health and safety.

“We’ve applied to be a neutral venue for games behind closed doors," said Wolves' chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick.

"We’ve submitted our application alongside a number of other clubs and we’re hopeful we’ll get allocated a number of games at some stage."

Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield Giants, St Helens and Salford Red Devils are understood to be the other clubs to have offered their stadia.

Fitzpatrick added: “The invasion into Iraq was probably an easier operation than hosting a game behind closed doors.

“The levels of detail that you have to go into is incredible. I need to commend the RFL on having really thought about this and provided a document that we have to adhere to in minute detail.

“There may be an element of home advantage with the familiarity of the pitch, although with that said if you look at some of the results from the NRL and the Bundesliga that probably isn’t correct. The away teams have had more victories as opposed to the home team.

“But the commercial value we see is the stadium naming rights, where we’re hoping that the games will have multiple broadcasts over two days. The reference to The Halliwell Jones Stadium will provide much needed exposure.

“Likewise, our stadium signage. It would provide must needed exposure for our sponsors and advertisers.”