Odsal

  • Bradford's Odsal Odyssey

    The Bradford Bulls are hoping to be in a new stadium by the time applications are invited for the new Super League licences in 2011. With the backing of Bradford council and a range of partners, their Odsal ground is to be transformed into a Sports Village which will feature sports facilities as well as student accommodation.

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  • RFL Buy Bradford's Odsal Stadium

    The Rugby Football League (RFL) have agreed a deal that will see the governing body add Odsal Stadium, the home of Bradford Bulls to its property portfolio. The RFL has paid an undisclosed sum in an arrangement that will allow Bradford Bulls to remain at their spiritual home as tenants. RFL chairman Richard Lewis said the move would bring security to Odsal, which has recently been the subject of predatory approaches. “This arrangement is absolutely the right thing to do because it safeguards...

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  • RFL Between A Rock And A Hard Place Over Odsal

    The RFL are between a rock and a hard place over the terms of the sale of Bradford Bulls. The governing body have the duty to approve new investors coming forward and to negotiate the terms for lease or purchase of the Bulls’ home ground, Odsal which was purchased by the RFL at a time of previous financial difficulty for the club. The Bradford Telegraph & Argus has reported that the sole remaining bid for the Bulls involves former New Zealand and Wigan coach Graham Lowe and former Kiwis ch...

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  • Bulls "OK" After Local Bid Accepted

    ... unsure if they will receive any part of the £1.5 million outstanding. The article refers to a creditors list of some 7 pages. In contract, the newspaper reports that new owner Khan is suggesting that his company is likely to invest £6m into developing Odsal Stadium over the next few years to create a "Wembley in the North". There is no reference to the RFL's involvement in this project although they remain the current owners of the property. Please follow links below to read full articles....

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  • Bradford Must Raise £1 million

    ... the club money immediately, if Bradford manage to raise the £500,000 target then they will ask those who pledged to pay immediately. If the club do not reach the target, then they will not be asking for any money.  The Bulls sold their home ground, Odsal Stadium to the Rugby Football League (RFL) in January of this year in a bit to provice financial security to the historic rugby league ground. Bradford have been renting the ground from the RFL ever since.  A statement on the club's website...

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  • Bradford in profit

    ... year for the Bulls. Hood, though, remains optimistic: “Assuming we can stay healthy, we have a strong and competitive squad for next year that should see the Bulls once more challenging for honours. Off the field, work continues apace to bring the Odsal Sports Village to fruition ahead of the 2012 Olympics.”

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  • Bulls Bid Rejected By Administrator

    ... The future of the beleaguered club, which has been in administration since November 15, appears once again to be uncertain. Mr Pettit is expected to make a statement about the situation later today. See also ... RFL Between A Rock And A Hard Place Over Odsal Bulls' Fate Imminent Bulls Go Into Administration Bulls Face HMRC Battle  ...

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  • Tony Colquitt: "Time to Get Realistic: Less is More"

    ... sadness that I read the recent news concerning the Bradford Bulls recent financial crisis. Many people will be surprised by the news, given that the Bulls have not only just received a three year Super League Licence, but have recently sold the famous Odsal ground to the Rugby Football League (RFL) in a move that was supposed to safeguard their future. It certainly raises a few questions surrounding the RFL due diligence process during the Licence process. Eight games into year one of a new...

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  • Bulls Boosted by Rhinos Donation

    ... always seen the bigger picture for the game of Rugby League and now we can look forward to a bumper crowd for the derby clash. Hopefully, we will have a Western Terrace full of Bulls fans on Friday night and tickets will be available all week from the Odsal ticket office.”

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  • Bulls Ownership Saga Seems Settled

    ... tonight confirm that an agreement regarding the club’s ownership has, in principle, been reached. “A meeting between all parties concerned, including current and former directors, along with representatives of the Rugby Football League, was staged at Odsal earlier today. “And details of its outcome are to be finalised in due course, allowing the Bulls to continue to be directed by Ian Watt and Andrew Calvert. “Former chairman Mark Moore is to continue to work as part of the club for the...

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