Halton Borough Council

  • 5 More Years At Halton Stadium Present Opportunities For Widnes

    Widnes Vikings have signed a new five-year stadium tenancy extension with Halton Borough Council. This new deal has committed the club to their Halton Stadium home until 2022. The agreement offers the Vikings opportunities to generate new income, through extending the club’s commercial inventory within the stadium. It has also seen commitment to improve the facilities within the stadium, supporting better experiences for players, sponsors, supporters and commercial partners. James Rule, Viking...

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  • Vikings Secure New Stadium Sponsor

    Widnes Vikings’ Halton Stadium is changing its name to the Select Security Stadium with immediate effect after a new sponsor was secured. The ground, which has been known as the Stobart Stadium since 2007, is owned by Halton Borough Council and it has sold the naming rights to Select Security Services as part of a “six figure deal”. The agreement with the Runcorn-based specialist security firm, which will be officially announced at the Vikings’ home fixture against Wigan on Friday 7 June...

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  • Whitehaven Unable to Host World Cup Match

    Rugby League World Cup 2013 have announced today that the Scotland v Tonga and Scotland v Italy matches will no longer take place in Whitehaven. Copeland Borough Council are no longer able to guarantee the building of Pow Beck Stadium, within the timeframe required by the tournament. Sally Bolton RLWC2013 general manager said “When selecting Copeland as a host RLWC2013’s selection committee were very supportive of the idea of building a new stadium in Whitehaven as a way of growing the game...

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  • London Irish Step Closer To Brentford Move

    Hounslow Borough Council have approved a rugby licence for Brentford’s new Lionel Road stadium allowing the football club and London Irish to progress ground-share plans. Brentford hope to leave their Griffin Park home and move to the 20,000-capacity stadium in August 2019. London Irish have longer-term commitments in Reading, but it is reported that they have an option to break their lease at Madjeski. Bob Casey, London Irish chief executive said: “The Council's decision is very encouraging...

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  • Saracens Begin to Build at Barnet

    Saracens have announced that work on their new stadium has started. The project involves transforming the Barnet Copthall Stadium into a sports hub for community use as well as hosting the 2011 Aviva Premiership winners. Planning permission was granted by Barnet Council earlier this year and the work is expected to be completed by February 2013. The club intends to play their last five matches of the 2012-2013 season at the new ground.Sarries say they will offer Barnet Borough residents "first p...

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  • Celtic stadium proposals

    Super League newcomers Celtic Crusaders have submitted plans to Bridgend County Borough Council for a new state-of-the-art stadium. Proposals for a 15,000-capacity venue at Island Farm, Bridgend, include bars, corporate hospitality and conference suites, educational, recreational and community facilities, media suites and offices and a large indoor training facility. Crusaders chief executive David Thompson said: "The Crusaders are now playing at the elite level in the UK and we are committed to...

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  • Quins Plan Stoop Redevelopment

    Harlequins has confirmed the appointment of a professional team with the brief to develop a concept which imagines a new and improved stadium on their existing site at the forefront of the community, with the goal of making a positive social, cultural and economic impact on the local area. Leading master-planners and sports architects, Populous, have been appointed alongside a specialist team to take forward the project. Harlequins has recently begun work with the team and will be engaging with...

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  • Neath RFC Face Winding Up Order Over £60k Debt

    Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking a winding up order against Neath Rugby Club for unpaid rates and other debts totalling £60,000, according to the South Wales Evening Post. The authority has confirmed that it has been granted a liability order by the courts for the "totality of a long-standing business rates debt". Club chairman Geraint Hawkes told the Post there was an "ongoing appeal" which was being conducted by the valuation tribunal service against the level of business rates it had fac...

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  • Franklin’s Gardens Development Edges Closer

    Northampton are involved in fresh discussions with the local Council about funding for the new North Stand at Franklin’s Gardens and both parties have indicated that an agreement is close. Talks between Saints’ directors and Northampton Borough Council have progressed as far as the “formal negotiations” stage and it is hoped that a loan to enable the £5 million development to begin will be secured soon. The club is now set to submit a full planning application as soon as possible, with...

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  • WR Hall Of Fame Opens In Rugby

    The World Rugby Hall of Fame has been officially launched in Rugby, England, following a star-studded grand opening in the town and induction of 12 more greats of the game on Thursday. The Hall of Fame, a fully interactive and immersive experience, celebrates the history of the sport from innovative and rule-breaking beginnings with William Webb Ellis and Rugby School, right through to the present day with 132 greats, pioneers and administrators inducted to date. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumo...

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