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  1. 1 hour ago, Tommygilf said:

    I live not far from there and there's a reason Newcold is stuck out there, there is literally nothing there. You'd immediately lose any walk-up support from the two town centres and the public transport is none existent. Even when Wakefield were supposed to have a new stadium there I always got the sense that wasn't their preferred option and they were just taking what they could get.

    The only reason Newcold is there is due to the Wakefield Community Stadium complex.

  2. 4 hours ago, fevtom said:

    I can’t disclose my sources but there’s going to be big news regarding the Wakefield stadium in the next month or so.  

    Personally i’ll still be sceptical until a brick is laid but apparently this is going to be the closest Wakefield have got to development yet.

    I really hope you’re right Fevtom,  not heard anything since we got the ground back.  As someone said on here they were doing test drilling behind the East Stand last week.

    Up the Trin 

  3. 2 hours ago, fevtom said:

    This all asks more questions than it answers at the moment so I suppose we'll just have to hold on and wait for the plans. I can't see how Wakefield would fund anything too dramatic but at the very minimum they need a new main stand, possibly with corporate facilities and the terraces could be modernised relatively cheaply.


    Can’t see it being the 19m stadium we were promised by the developer.  I reckon 7-8 capacity fit for purpose meeting SL standards.  The old super bowl site is included in purchase so don’t know what the plans will be.


  4. 38 minutes ago, Mr Plow said:

    Didn’t they build that big freezer at the Newmarket site? 

    Yes just built an extension to it too.  The new planning app on Newmarket is for other warehouses but a totally different than what originally got passed.  No community stadium on the new plans though,  which was the only reason the green belt land was granted planning permission in the first place.  I don’t know how they’re allowed to get away with it.

    Up the WMDC

  5. 18 minutes ago, TheDuke said:

    What is happening at Wakey 

    Good news on the Wakefield Community Stadium very soon according to radio interview by our wonderful council leader a  couple of weeks ago.  A few rumours all saying the same off a deal being done to finally redevelop Belle Vue, but nothing official has been announced as yet.  Planning decision on Newmarket development due mid Jan so it might coincide with that, who knows.  Won’t hold my breath but live in hope.

    Up the Trin 

  6. 1 hour ago, Mr Plow said:

    I’ve heard about that, thought it was just a rumour. It’s close to the station but accessibility would be a problem I think


    The people making millions and people allowing them to make millions without fulfilling their obligations to build or contribute to the community stadium, which because of the promised community stadium is the only reason they’re able to make millions need throwing in that big building at the bottom of that picture.

     Up the Trin 

  7. 1 hour ago, Agbrigg said:

    Read previous post page 10 from wholly trinity. Letter from mp to council tells you all.

    Developer refusing to build anything or give a penny and he has put two fingers up to council .

    No stadium best thing wakey can do is leave city and try to remand in another location. By the way,that will not be Fev


    We’ re not moving out of Wakefield we’re moving closer to City Centre, according to Sir Rodney Walker and council back in July.  Balne Lane fields. 

    Up the Trin 

  8. 1 hour ago, fevtom said:

    What's the latest on Wakefield? From what I can work out they're not happy about something happening at the new development.

    I'm assuming they don't know for sure where they'll be playing next season yet. (Most likely still at Belle Vue but wasn't the plan to move out this year for it to be redeveloped?)

    Council inept or corrupt in letting a company with close working relationship to the council make millions from land that only got planning due to community stadium.  

    Up the Trin 

  9. 4 hours ago, Morris Wanchuk said:

    Just heard that there talk of Shaw Lane FC moving from Barnsley to possibly ground share with Trinity, nothing definite at this stage though. It appears the owner is wanting to expand the club but there is no appetite for them in Barnsley, however as stated previously, there doesn’t appear to be much interest for non league soccer in Wakey.

    There's plenty of interest in soccer in Wakefield just like anywhere.  Wakefields the biggest City in England without a pro football team and heard somewhere the FA wanta club in Wakefield.  If done right and linked up with the Wakefield Football academy it would be good, it would be also good for the Wakefield Community Stadium.


    Up the Trin 

  10. 1 hour ago, fevtom said:

    They seemed to be alright as an average 7th tier side while they were at college grove,  before they dissolved they had another couple of seasons at Belle Vue but with hardly anyone turning up to watch. You're right about Leeds having too much of a following in that area for Wakefield to have a large gap in the market but there's got to be some growth for sport in Wakefield itself considering Castleford with a fraction of the population can get rugby crowds twice that of Wakefield.

    It's a shame Wakefield FC went under if they'd have kept going support would have increased. In a LUFC fan but fallen out with football in the last few years and enjoy lower pyramid football more nowadays.  There's talk of a football team in the new community stadium which I hear positive moves may be happening to make the stadium happen at Belle Vue.  Regarding crowds if we'd won the league and reached the GF last year I wouldn't worry about our crowds the support is there and the new stadium will help, when it hopefully gets built for 2020.

    Up the Trin 

  11. 1 hour ago, fieldofclothofgold said:

    I really do wish Cas and Wakey could get positive news about the definite start to the build of their new grounds 

    There's supposedly a decisive meeting this week on the City of Wakefield Community Stadium.  Hope a deal that works will be agreed.

    Up the Trin 

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  12. What about when they were in the 2nd division on sub 2,000 crowds and barely sneaked promotion by very narrowly beating Fev in the grand final and the avoided relegation on the last day of the season for about four years in a row. Were they a big club then?

    Barely sneaked promotion? We won the league and the grand final, as for avoiding relegation that's the excitement that this new league structure is all about isn't it.
  13. And you been a Wakefield Fan (martyn) can probably see your shiny new stadium and thus future slipping away, because should you get relegated it will be very hard to justify the build. Good luck

    The Wakefield Community Stadium would still go ahead SL or not . If we did get relegated the new system allows the chance to get straight back up doesn't it? so I would have though the removal of licensing would be a good argument against the no SL no community rumour. Im starting to warm to this new option as I hear the other option wasn't that good for the whole game + for clubs like us cas, Bradford it could increase investment as they know we won't be out of the top flight for at least 3 years due to licensing.

  14. Yes and Hunslet, Bramley and North Leeds are three separate areas as far as Rugby League goes too.

    If your three go on going bust, getting relegated and drifting in the championship then thousands of new fans won't bother to watch failure, and all the best players will just go sign for Leeds Huddersfield and Hull. Once the diehard fans die out crowds can drop even further.

    It's the historic affiliations that are creating this situation, nobody in Wakefield has an affinity to Leeds United as they are two separate cities??.

    As long as this sort of argument succeeds the clubs will slowly sink into the very history that is dragging them down. Opening up SL to 24, many small clubs, will be a disaster, let's hope they don't do it today.

    Derbies and administration all round.

    Bramley and Hunslet are still in Leeds where as cas is not in Wakefield. Regarding Leeds United you are right a lot of people from Wakefield watch LUFC it only takes me 15mins to get to Elland Road it's Wakefields nearest pro football team but if Wakefield had a pro football team (I wish we would) I would have always watched them. If a merged RL team was forced on me replacing the team me and my family has watched for generations not even playing in my City, would I watch them? would I hell. Let's have P&R over a full season without moving the goal posts so we all know where we are and let clubs naturally find there level.


  15. True, the district is asymetrical; Wakefield gets all the investment, but the majority of the council tax payers are way over to the east. We don't want the same to happen in Rugby League! The district would have been better off if it had been named like Kirklees; something like Osgoldcross & Agbrigg after the old Wapentakes.

    But it is stupid to talk about nominating Wakefield to represent the district.

    Wakefield shouldn't represent the so called district we should have nothing to do with the district we should be back to Wakefield City Council . As for investment Wakefield needed it after the City centre being neglected for years compared to Leeds Huddersfield Barnsley. Anyway of to get the Wakefield Express tomorrow, surprised we don't have to share our local paper like some small towns out on a limb.

    Trinity Forever

    Love our club love our City

  16. Why Wakefield? The District may be named after the City, but the bulk of the population in WMDC is centred around Pontefract, which is approx 2-3 miles equidistant from Cas, Fev & Knottingley. Wakefield is stuck out on a limb far to the west of the district. - Study the map!

    is that right ? They should move the cathedral, the ridings,Trinity walk, the cathedral park , unit 41 etc to ponte then instead of been stuck out on a limb in the wilderness. Joking aside the 2-3 miles around Wakefield Central which includes all the estates and villages traditionally classed as Wakefield is a large populated area which is getting more populated all the time. What people outside the WMDC need to understand is Wakefield, cas and Pontefract are 3 separate areas and people of Wakefield have no affiliation to cas or ponte and that's replicated from the residents of cas and ponte, WDMC is a made up region .


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