Wakefield agree deal to stay at Belle Vue

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats have revealed that they have agreed a deal in principle to stay at Belle Vue next season alongside the new owners of the stadium, 88m Group.

In a statement, Trinity say that they are commited to remaining at the site alongside the new owners after plans were put together for a Community Stadium, which is currently in the process of being finalised.

They said: “After extensive talks over the last month with the chairman of the 88m Group, he has found a ‘Whole Site’ solution to the ongoing issue over a new Community Stadium for the citizens of Wakefield and the Club are excited to be a small part in this process.

“There is a scheme currently being finalised which will include a new Community Stadium, and Retail Park on the existing land at Belle Vue and the Superbowl adjacent to it.

“If the other parties currently involved in the ‘Newmarket’ site are willing to involve themselves in this solution then there is no reason why the new Community Stadium cannot be up and running in less than two years.

“88m Group have already had initial Stadium designs drawn up, and are looking to upgrade these to a full 3D model in the next two weeks. This solution solves every parties current problems.

However, Trinity have warned that if they don’t see any concrete action within the next year, they will be forced into exploring alternative venues.

“The Club are happy to support 88m Groups ambitions in this regard. However if there is no concrete action within the next 6/12 months from the parties involved then the Club will have no option but to relocate to a different venue, and the Chairman of 88m Group is aware and supportive, of this.

“Hopefully this can bring to an end decades of uncertainty, and give the citizens of Wakefield the Community Stadium they were promised nearly 4 years ago,” the statement concludes.