First look: Castleford Tigers share pictures of new stadium plans

Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers have shared photos of their new stadium plans at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

Castleford and Highgrove Group, the owners of the Junction 32 site, released details of their plans. It could see the club benefit from a funding arrangement similar to that recently achieved by Wakefield Trinity. 

If successful, the Tigers would stay at a revitalised Wheldon Road stadium.

Highgrove Group have agreed to provide funds towards improvements to Wheldon Road. This would be instead of relocating to a new stadium.

Castleford Tigers share stadium plans photos

Castleford shared photos of what they’re hoping the plans could lead to at their home.

Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers

Club’s managing director: ‘What the stadium needs is a full revamp’

Mark Grattan, Castleford Tigers managing director said: “There has long been a need for serious investment into the fabric of Wheldon Road.

“We spend large sums each year on maintenance, but this is really just applying a sticking plaster. What the stadium needs is a full revamp, befitting of our status as a Super League club.

“Following Wakefield Council’s announcement regarding their Rugby League Resilience Fund, and Wakefield Trinity’s recent successful planning approval, we have been working closely with Highgrove Group to secure the additional funds necessary to make Wheldon Road fit for the future.

“We are delighted to provide details of our plans with Highgrove Group to fund major investment into our historic home using funds raised, should proposed new employment development come to fruition at the Axiom site.”

The Junction 32 site is ideally located to take advantage of the strong current demand for employment and commercial space. Highgrove Group anticipate that employment development on the Junction 32 site would create around 1,800 on-site jobs and almost 600 further jobs elsewhere to support it, plus over 650 jobs during construction.

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About Josh McAllister 1307 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

2 Comments

  1. Another joke.Cas supporter for over 40 years,still waiting for something positive,promises promises just to keep us happy,heard it all before.

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