Plans to redevelop Headingley have taken another blow, after both Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club withdrew planning applications after discussions with Leeds City Council.
The two clubs have requested a conclusion at the earliest possible opportunity, with the hope of an agreement being reached on January 12th.
The project is set cost £39 million, but a funding issue is threatening to put a halt to the plans.
Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington said: “To deliver the £39m Headingley Carnegie Stadium redevelopment, which everyone wants, we have to find a solution to the funding issue and both Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire County Cricket Club are working hard, with the help of Leeds City Council, to explore all options.”
Yorkshire CCC Chief Executive Mark Arthur commented: “It is essential that a solution is found in order to deliver International Cricket to Leeds beyond 2019, and we are working tirelessly with Leeds City Council and Leeds Rhinos to that end.”