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Castleford Tigers unveil new stadium plans

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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.

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Super League Grand Final to remain at Theatre of Dreams until 2017

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Super League and Manchester United have reached an agreement for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at the Old Trafford stadium (Theatre of Dreams) for another four years.

The contract extension will see Rugby League’s most prized trophy be contested at Super League’s spiritual home until at least 2017, which will mark the 20th anniversary of the Grand Final.

Super League Chief Executive Nigel Wood said:

The Super League Grand Final is a world class sporting event and I am delighted that we have reached agreement with Manchester United for it to remain in a world class venue.

Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold, added:

We’re excited about the extension of our relationship with Super League (Europe) for Old Trafford to host the Super League Grand Final until 2017. The Grand Final is always a fantastic event and it’s a privilege for Old Trafford to host the players and fans of Rugby League.

Manchester United’s investment in a Desso Grassmaster pitch and regular renovation from Premier Pitches (pictured) means that it can host rugby in the soccer season without disrupting its match schedule or compromising the surface for Premiership or Champions League games.