Castleford Tigers have vowed their plans for a new stadium will continue despite Wakefield Wildcats' ground being given the go-ahead.

The Tigers are hoping to build a new stadium at Glass Houghton, whilst their West Yorkshire rivals also have ambitions of moving into a new home, which was given planning permission last week. 

Castleford's Chief Executive Richard Wright said: “While we are pleased for Wakefield, I’d like to make it clear to Tigers fans that the news has no impact on our own new stadium project.

"Our stadium project is well advanced, structured and already has full planning consent.

“The Glass Houghton and Wheldon Road projects will deliver 2,270 jobs, bring substantial social and economic benefits to the town and are supported by 22,000 local residents who signed a petition of support last year."

The move would see the Tigers move out of their current ground The PROBIZ Colliseum which has housed the club since 1927.

Posted on 26/06/2012