This is from 2nd Nov 2016
Castleford Tigers’ proposed move to Five Towns Stadium has been delayed – and the club must now wait until 2019 to move to their new home.
The Tigers were hopeful of moving into their all-new £15million home prior to the start of the 2018 season. But delays have made it almost certain that Castleford will not move to their new Glasshoughton base for a further 12 months.
The 13,300 capacity stadium is part of a £40million development situated just off junction 32 of the M62, with Castleford’s ground set to be at the centre of the build.
“We’ve done everything we can but I think it will be 2019, if I am being brutally honest,” said the Tigers CEO Steve Gill.
“Initially when we first started talking about three years ago, they were hopeful it would be 2018, which would give us next season as the last at Wheldon Road.
“However, because of planning and changes in applications, it all takes time. This archaeological report has delayed it as well.
“But, everything is running well, we have some great anchor tenants already signed up plus others, and what they’re doing is very professional and they keep us updated on a regular basis.”