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Tigers still confident on stadium

Castleford Tigers

Castleford Tigers are confident their new stadium will be ready for the 2011 Super League season.

Work started on the new ground in late 2008, just off junction 32 of the M62.

However with Wakefield announcing their new stadium proposals last week there were thoughts that funding for the Tigers' ground may be cut.

Tigers CEO Richard Wright said: "Whilst we are happy to note their [Wakefield's] progress, this has no impact upon our own scheme."

Castleford and Wakefield both come under the jurisdiction of Wakefield Metropolitan Council and have been battling for funding for their new homes.

Wakefield have now announced new plans for a stadium, close junction 30 of the M62, after their original plan was rejected by the council for being too expensive.

We believe that we have a fabulous scheme that will be another major element of what is already an established and very popular leisure destination at Glasshoughton

Tigers CEO Richard Wright

Wright continued: "We fully appreciate that we haven't been able to say as much as we would like to have done about progress.

"Fans can rest assured that there is a lot of activity taking place behind the scenes with different parties, which for a number of reasons we cannot release at present. However we are hopeful that might change quite soon.

"We believe that we have a fabulous scheme that will be another major element of what is already an established and very popular leisure destination at Glasshoughton.

"It will benefit the local community and will help the club in achieving its long term ambitions, and all parties are committed to making it happen for 2011."



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