‘D-Day’ arrives in Wakefield’s quest for new stadium

Wakefield Trinity officials have identified today as ‘D-Day’ for the future of a new community stadium in the city.

Reports last week said that the developers of a potential new stadium in the Newmarket area, just on the outskirts of the city, have told Wakefield Council that they want to work alongside a separate trust, rather than the existing Wakefield and District Community Trust.

It is understood that there are several vital meetings today that could go a long way to determining whether plans for a new stadium can finally get underway.

By the end of today, it is expected officials will have a much clearer idea on whether a stadium in which they are seeking to be anchor tenant has any chance of being built.

Trinity have yet to make an official call on where they will be playing their rugby in 2018. But last week, it emerged that a meeting between the current owners of Belle Vue, the 88m Group, and Wakefield Council left the door open for them to stay at their existing ground in 2018.

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