Cas fans reassured over Glasshoughton stadium

Castleford have reassured fans that the approval of Wakefield’s new stadium will not affect their own.

The Tigers are planning to move next to the Glasshoughton retail complex on junction 32 of the M62, two junctions away from the Newmarket development where Wakefield have had their planning permission approved. 

Tigers chief executive Richard Wright is confident Castleford will still get their new home.

He said: “We have noted the news that has come out today regarding Newmarket and while we are pleased for Wakefield, I’d like to make it clear to Tigers fans that today’s news has no impact on our own new Stadium project at Glasshoughton.

“Our discussions with, and significant support from Wakefield Council, can be clearly demonstrated by the fact that both our Glasshoughton New Stadium development and the regeneration of the Wheldon Road corridor are now central to WMDC’s Castleford Growth Delivery plan which is now out for public consultation.

“The Glasshoughton and Wheldon Road projects will deliver 2,270 jobs, bring substantial social and economic benefits to the town and are supported by 22,000 local residents who signed a petition of support last year.”

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