New Castleford Stadium

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



West Yorkshire,

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]
Opened TBA
Construction cost £15 million
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.


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]


  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.