Wakefield

  • Wakefield Argue With Council Over Stadium Saga

    A blame game has developed between Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Wakefield Council over who is responsible for the failure to build a new community stadium. Over 100 people attended a public meeting at the club last week to discuss the stalled plans for the Wildcats to move into a new facility. Wakefield and District Community Trust claimed​ at the meeting that​ the council had not delivered on​ a 'promise' to pay £2m to fund the new stadium. The council​, which did not have a represen...

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  • Wakefield Trinity To Lose Wildcats Suffix

    The Wildcats suffix, introduced when Wakefield Trinity joined Super League in 1999, will be dropped from the club's name at the end of this season, according to chairman Michael Carter. The team played as Wakefield Trinity in their Dacia Magic Weekend win over Catalans Dragons last weekend and Carter has indicated to The Yorkshire Evening Post that the Wildcats element is likely to be scrapped in the near future. He said: “It isn’t finalised yet, but I think from next year we will just be...

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  • £12m Belle Vue Revamp For Wakefield

    Wakefield Trinity will stay at home ground Belle Vue after agreeing a £12m development deal with the council and stadium owners. The Daily Star has reported that new 10,000 seat stadium with retail, residential and entertainment facilities will be built on the site and ready to use by 2020. The newspaper reported that Wakefield council leader Peter Box and Manni Hussain, who owns the stadium, thrashed out an agreement with the Super League club this week. Months of uncertainty that left the fut...

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  • Wakefield stick with Rapid Solicitors

    Wakefield's Belle Vue ground will continue to be known as the Rapid Solicitors Stadium after the club announced a new two-year deal with the law firm. It is reported that Wakefield have agreed to spend £500,000 on improvements to the ground following the awarding of a new Super League licence but still have plans to move to a new stadium in 2013....

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  • Rams to Share with Wildcats?

    The Wakefield Express has reported that Dewsbury Rams chairman Mark Sawyer has confirmed that the club has entered in to discussions with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats regarding a possible ground-share at The Tetley’s Stadium in 2016. He said: “I would like to inform our sponsors, supporters and members of the media that the club is currently in negotiations with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats regarding a ground-share for next year. “The Wildcats are considering possible avenues for a playing ven...

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  • Wakefield To Lose Principal Sponsor

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are set to lose their most major sponsor after Eric France Metal Recycling, which trades under JKL (Wakefield) Ltd, went bust. The company, which sponsors the club’s East Stand at The Rapid Solicitors Stadium and has its name on the back of the playing jersey as well as being the main sponsor on the front of the shirt, has entered into a creditors’ voluntary liquidation. The scrap metal firm, which also sponsors Dewsbury Rams in the Championship, is thought to have...

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  • Decision over Wildcats New Stadium Delayed

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have received a blow in their bid to move into a new stadium. A decision on the proposed development of Newmarket Stadium in the Wakefield suburb of Stanley, orginally scheduled for June 19, has been delayed. The Wildcats aim to become the anchor tenants of what is planned to be a new community stadium. Wakefield could not explain to Running Rugby the reason for the stalling of the process. There has been no new date set for the decision to be made....

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  • Wildcats Serve Notice On Belle Vue

    The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have begun the search for a new home ground as they cannot reach an agreement to stay at Belle Vue. Club chairman Michael Carter has given six months’ notice of the Wildcats’ intention to quit their Belle Vue base due to the high cost of playing there. The club rent the stadium from Bank of Ireland and would be willing to stay next season, if running costs could be renegotiated. “The rental we are paying is not fit fo...

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  • New Owners For Belle Vue As Wakefield Stay Put

    Belle Vue Stadium, the 120-year old home of the Wakefield Trinity "Wildcats", has been sold to 88m Group reports Inside Media. The stadium was sold after several months of strong interest, having been marketed initially at a guide price of £600,000. It will continue to serve as the club's home, and was purchased subject to a lease to the club. Leeds-based chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall, acting on behalf of receiver Peter O'Hara of O'Hara & Co, managed the s...

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  • Wakefield Appoint Verity Thomas As Commercial Manager

    Wakefield Wildcats have appointed Verity Thomas as the club’s new commercial manager. Thomas took up her new role last week and joins the club having previously spent three years working in business development for Manchester United Football Club. Thomas is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University with a degree in marketing management and began her career as account manager for Swedish furniture manufacturer Kinnarps, before joining Manchester United. She will be responsible for working wit...

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