Leeds Rhinos have been boosted by the news that a funding agreement for the redevelopment of their Headingley home has been supported by the local council.
There had been worries that the joint plans with Yorkshire County Cricket Club were going to be impacted due to lack of finance and other planning issues, with the cricket team desperate to preserve its status as an international venue.
However, a new proposal will now go to Leeds City Council’s Executive Board in April.
Rhinos chief executive, Gary Hetherington, told the club’s official website: “We have been working closely with Leeds City Council and partners to find a solution to ensure international sport continues at Headingley Carnegie for many years to come and we appreciate all the effort and commitment put in by Leeds City Council to broker this deal.
“There is still much to do but recent developments are very encouraging and could provide the funding mechanism to complete the redevelopment work.”