Castleford Tigers Super League rugby side has confirmed plans to build a 10,000-capacity stadium as part of a £135m retail development on a site at Glasshoughton.
The Club had previously announced a move to a new stadium, however, those plans came to nothing because of funding issues arising from the sale of the current ground at Wheldon Road, recently re-named ‘Mend-a-Hose Jungle’ stadium.
“Clearly this is a very exciting opportunity for Castleford Tigers to finally get a home fit for the 21st century,” said Club Chairman, Jack Fulton.
This time around the project will be funded entirely by property developers who have opened talks with both Wakefield Council and the highways authority. Lateral Property Group say the development will also feature a 50-acre country park and that as many as 2,000 jobs would be created.
The purpose-built stadium will be designed to meet Super League requirements, with a mixture of both seating and standing terraces, and it is hoped that work will begin during 2015, with a view to opening in time for the 2017 season.
GMI Construction has been lined-up to build the new stadium.