The site is going to be enormous, as burke says its not only the stadium but all the over stuff hotels commercial industrial, this is not just the old coal mine but all the green belt land surrounding it being built on. The Stadium was an excuse for the council to grant this to be built over the green belt land, and hide the fact how much land is being used and get the backing of the people of Wakefield, otherwise this would of been rejected and people of Wakefield would not of been so forth in supporting it.
However it is Leeds city council opposing this and have every right to do so, this was geen belt land belonging to leeds and was handed over to wakefield, Now wakefield are now building on the site.
With all the land available in Wakefield why is it being built here on green belt land? The developer is the one having a laugh here.
Regarding RL, The RL areas spoken that are right next door to this site - Oulton & Rothwell are both Part of leeds, Yet they wish to get support from here?
Rothwell borders onto Hunslet, one of the biggest hotbeds of RL in the UK, that town already has a pro club.
Plus they moving closer to Castleford & Featherstone, are they planning to draw support from these areas too?
Why don't Wakefield concentrate on getting support from the People of Wakefield and play in Wakefield. Rather than trying to uproot and move as far away as possible from Wakefield to the very edge of their borders. Hoping to gain support from people outside of Wakefield.
Why should clubs have their support limited by geographical boundaries, clubs are entitled, nay obliged, to seek out supporters from wherever they can get them.
Ticket Office "Good Morning Leeds Rhinos"
Supporter "I would like a family season ticket please"
Ticket Office "Two hundered pounds sir, How would you like to pay"
Supporter "Credit Card"
Ticket Office "Details please"
Supporter "Visa 1234 5678......."
Ticket Office "House number and postcode please sir"
Supporter "11, BD20"
Ticket "BD 20, BD 20 did you say BD20"
Ticket Office "Well sir I have never heard anything so daft, don't you know that BD20 is allocated to Keighley, you either watch Keighley or you watch nobody"
Supporter "But but"
Ticket Office "No buts sir, its Keighley or nothing for you, Bye"
Ticket Office "Just had a right idiot on the phone, wanting to give us £200 but he lives in keighley, I've told him to take a hike".
Edited by Padge, 07 December 2012 - 05:35 PM.