CASTLEFORD TIGERS AGREE LAND DEAL FOR NEW STADIUM

Castleford Tigers has signed an agreement that guarantees land for a proposed new multimillion pound stadium.

The rugby league club currently uses The Jungle stadium in Castleford but hope to begin construction of a state of the art facility as soon as early 2011.

Waystone Ltd has already secured planning consent at the 335-acre site, which is currently home to Xscape and the Designer Outlet Village.

Stuart McLoughlin, Waystone managing director, said: "We are delighted to support the Tigers on their road to secure a new home for a Super League future.

"Glasshoughton attracts 3.5 million visitors each year.  With major infrastructure, such as an adjacent railway station and direct motorway access, already in place it provides the ideal location for a new stadium facility."

Architects Ramsden and Partners have been instructed to draw up detailed plans to support the reserved matters planning application.

In the longer term Waystone hopes to add further leisure facilities to the stadium complex, enhancing the area to the local community.

Tigers chief executive, Richard Wright, said: "This Agreement secures the 20 acre site at Glasshoughton on behalf of the Club and is another step forward in delivering the stadium.

"Our next objective is to complete the detailed design and this process is now well underway."

The Tigers hope construction could start as early as spring 2011.

Posted on 29/07/2010