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Waystone secures site for Castleford Tigers stadium

Derbyshire developer Waystone has signed an agreement for a 20 acre plot on which to build Castleford Rugby Club’s new stadium.

The site, which is at Glasshoughton, Junction 32 on the M62, will see the team move from their current Wheldon Road ground in a bid to achieve another Super League licence when they are awarded next year.

Managing director at Waystone Stuart McLoughlin, said: “We are delighted to support Castleford Tigers on their road to secure a new home for a Super League future.

“Glasshoughton attracts 3.5 million visitors each year. With major infrastructure, such as an adjacent railway station and direct motorway access already in place, it provides the ideal location for a new stadium facility.”

The news comes after Castleford and nearby Wakefield traded statements over their stadium plans in a bid to secure the financial backing of the local council.

Wakefield has its eyes on a new stadium at Newmarket - two junctions along from Castleford’s proposed home.

However, the council said it will only offer financial support to one venture, leading to talk of a possible stadium share between the clubs in order to boost their respective license bids.

Wakefield brought speculation over the share to an end on Sunday, when it announced that it was spurning the idea and focusing on finding a ground of its own.