Featherstone’s Super League hopes have been boosted by the news they have been granted planning permission for the re-development of the Bigfellas Stadium.
Rovers, who can secure a third successive Championship league leaders shield next weekend, recently revealed plans to expand their home ground on Post Office Road, including the placing of two stands that the club purchased from the McCain Stadium, the former home of Scarborough FC.
Chief executive Craig Poskitt said: “This is a fantastic day in the history of Featherstone Rovers. A lot of hard work has gone in to this project already particularly from Paul Coventry, the board of directors headed by Chairman Mark Campbell and some fantastic volunteers. I would also like to extend our thanks to WMDC for the assistance we have received during the planning permission process. Receiving Grant of Planning Permission means that we can start in now start in earnest improving our famous Stadium whilst other clubs stand still.
“The development will improve the overall spectator experience of visiting the Big Fellas Stadium and is a significant boost commercially for the club as we grow in a sustainable fashion. This is also fantastic news for the whole community of Featherstone and surrounding areas. Our plans mean that the whole community will benefit from the development, not just the Rugby League Club itself. We will be releasing more details on the development in due course.”
Featherstone are likely to be one of the front runners for a Super League licence, alongside the likes of Leigh and Halifax, for the 2015 season and beyond.