Wakefield Council

  • 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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  • £12m Belle Vue Revamp For Wakefield

    ... £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 future of Wakefield’s only professional sports team in serious doubt w...

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  • Wakefield Trinity To Sue Council Over Stadium

    The stadium saga continues in Wakefield as Wakefield Trinity have threatened to sue Wakefield Council for failing to deliver on their agreement to provide a new stadium at the Newmarket site. The Super League club opted to remain at their Belle Vue home in September, giving up on the Newmarket plan which had not materialised, after agreeing with the Council that Belle Vue would be redeveloped to Super League criteria. Last week, the club discovered that the Belle Vue landlord was expecting a ful...

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  • Tigers Bite Back After Council Turns Its Tail

    Castleford Tigers’ bosses have suffered a blow after Council chiefs pulled the plug on support for the club’s stadium plans, according to The Pontefract and Castleford Express. The Express can exclusively reveal Wakefield Council has retracted its offer of £2m worth of land assets to both Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Wildcats’ community trust to help upgrade facilities and meet Super League criteria. Coun David Dagger, cabinet member responsible for sport, said recent talks with the...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • New Castleford Stadium Gains Planning Permission

    Castleford Tigers' hopes of a new stadium were boosted after Wakefield Council granted planning permission for the £135m Five Towns Park development. Members of Wakefield Council's planning committee approved the outline application at a planning committee meeting last week. The Tigers hope to take up residency in the new 10,000 capacity community stadium, which will form part of the Five Towns Park - also including a retail development, petrol station and a country park. Speaking at the meetin...

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  • Carter Targets 25 Per Cent Rise In Wakefield Season Ticket Sales

    ... options of moving to Newmarket or revamping our current home are still on the table. "I look forward to catching up with Sir Rodney Walker now that the Tour De France has left Yorkshire and hope everyone can deliver on the promises made by Yorkcourt and Wakefield Council to fund a stadium that the community of Wakefield can be proud of. "As ever, I promise to keep you updated when and where confidentiality allows and please understand that the interests of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will alway...

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  • Castleford Stadium Gets The Go-Ahead

    Castleford Tigers’ plans to move to a new stadium at Five Towns Park have finally been given the go-ahead after the government opted not to ‘call in’ the planning application. Wakefield Council had already approved the plans for the new £135 million Five Towns Park just off junction 32 of the M62, which includes a 10,000-capacity stadium, back in February but it had to be referred to the department for communities and local government because of the scale of the project. The venture is ex...

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