Castleford Tigers issue stadium update

Castleford Tigers have confirmed they are still working towards having the damaged Princess Street stand open for their first Super League XX game against Wakefield early next month.

The stand was severely damaged due to the strong gales last weekend, leading to it being closed for Andy Lynch’s testimonial match against Bradford. It will also be closed for the friendlies against Widnes and York later this month, too.

However, in a statement on their website, Castleford confirmed that whilst the hope is the stand will be repaired for the Wakefield game, there is a possibility it may not be open to full capacity – leading to the game becoming ticket-only in that instance.

The statement said: “With work ongoing to repair the Princess Street Stand following wind damage over the weekend, Castleford Tigers are hopeful to have the full stadium back open for the first Super League clash of the season v Wakefield Wildcats on Sunday 8th February.

“The Princess Street Stand will remain closed for the two remaining home friendlies v Widnes Vikings and York City Knights. 

“There is still a possiblity (sic) that the Princess Street Stand will not be open to full capacity on 8th February and if this is the case the game will have to be a ticket only event.”