New Castleford Stadium

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New Castleford Stadium
New Castleford Stadium.jpg
Artist's impression of New Castleford Stadium
Location

Glasshoughton,

Castleford,

West Yorkshire,

England,
Coordinates 53°42′32″N 1°19′48″W / 53.709°N 1.330°W / 53.709; -1.330Coordinates: 53°42′32″N 1°19′48″W / 53.709°N 1.330°W / 53.709; -1.330
Capacity 13,300[1]
Construction
Opened TBA
Construction cost £15 million
Tenants
Castleford Tigers

The New Castleford Stadium is the tentative name of a proposed rugby league football stadium which would be built in Glasshoughton, Castleford, West Yorkshire, England. The stadium is intended to have a capacity of 13,300 spectators, it will replace Wheldon Road which has been home to the rugby league club for 85 years.

Background[edit]

It is possible the ground might initially be shared with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats until they are able to complete their own stadium development at Newmarket Stadium.[2] The project was given the go ahead in 2007, and is expected to cost around £15 million and will be part of a £40 million development.[3]

Work started on the new ground in late 2008, just off junction 32 of the M62.[4] On 22 May 2009, the completion of a detailed draft design including details of the facilities to be included in the new ground and a building schedule was unveiled. The new stadium has been designed by Leeds and London based architect practice 'Ramsden and Partners'[5]

Planning permission was granted in early 2011 and the club aim to move into the stadium for the 2013 Super League season. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Castleford Tigers stadium 'will generate many new jobs'". BBC News. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Wildcats suffer stadium setback". BBC News. 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Castleford get stadium go-ahead". BBC Sport. 2007-11-29. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  4. ^ "Tigers still confident on stadium". BBC Sport. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  5. ^ "Castleford reveal stadium design". BBC Sport. 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2009-05-21.