Hull KR opens new shop in city centre
DEDICATED KR fans queued down Savile Street this morning for the opening of their team's new shop.
The city centre premises were opened by player Jordan Cox and Hull KR president Colin Hutton, who cut the ribbon at 10am.
Paul Rouse, 42 of Hedon, and his 13-year-old son Tom were first through the door.
Tom said: "we have been here since 8.30 this morning because we are going to get our passes for the season."
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The store, which is located right next to FC's store, is bigger than the old Holderness Road premises and has been chosen to be more accessible to fans on both sides of the city.
Sue Thompson, head of retail for Hull KR, said: "We have had a lot of people come in for their season passes already and we are hoping everybody is going to like the new look of the store and will be happy it is in the city centre rather than on the east side of the city.
"We are expecting a busy day."
The store has two floors, with merchandise on the bottom floor and Hull KR TV and a sales department on top.
Fans have been promised a "new and exciting" range of merchandise and products, and will also have access to a number of interactive products, courtesy of the Hull KR TV studio.
Colin Hutton said: "This morning is the first time I have seen it and I am very, very impressed. Being in the centre of town is going to be of great benefit to us - I just hope it is a great success."
The first fans through the door were definitely happy with the new store.
Season pass holder Debbie Brown, 52, of east Hull, said: "We wanted to come and see what the new store is like and to support the club, particularly at the moment when we have been getting a bit of a slating from everybody saying we should have done better this year. We want to get behind the lads because we have got a bit of an uncertain season and we don't know what the next year will bring.
"The new store looks great."