Cas chief praises fans

Castleford chief executive Richard Wright praised the club’s fans after their visit to Salford’s new stadium on Saturday.

The Tigers got their Super League season off to a dream start in the snowy conditions, winning 24-10 in front of the SKY TV cameras.

It marked the first competitive game to be played at the new Salford City Stadium, and Wright was full of praise for the travelling fans, estimated at 1,800.

Addressing the fans in an open letter, Wright said: “I’d like to thank each and every one of you who made the trip over to Salford on Saturday; it was a marvellous sight to see so many Cas fans in that stand and I hope you have all had a safe journey home.

“You were heroic in your support for the team and I personally believe you all showed once again why we can proudly say that we have the best fans in the league.”

For the Tigers, their visit to Salford on Saturday was a case of experiencing what the future could hold, as the club continues its plans for a new stadium development.

There has been no significant news from the club since last April, when detailed planning consent was received for the new stadium at Glasshoughton.

However, at last week’s Stobart Super League launch, coach Ian Millward said the club hopes to be playing in its new home by the start of the 2014 season.

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