Wakefield Trinity are hoping to have finished building a new Community Stadium by 2020 after holding productive talks with Belle Vue’s owner and the local council.
Ahead of the weekend Trinity confirmed that they will continue to play at Belle Vue over the next year and the Super League side could have a brand new home on the same site in just a couple of years.
The club had been planning to build a community stadium at Newmarket Lane but the project stalled and it now seems that the new permanent home will be built at Belle Vue.
Wakefield’s owner, Michael Carter, has been holding meetings with Belle Vue’s owners 88M Property Group and said that they have managed to clear up a number of “previous misunderstandings” and said he was able to explain “some of the details behind the whole scheme, which the club now understands more fully.”
He added that, “The club remains committed to seeing the Community Stadium come to fruition whilst safeguarding the long-term future.”
He also thanked 88M Group and the Council for meeting with him and said that the club now accepts that “there is no basis for any legal action against the Council and will work diligently alongside both parties to take this forward.”
Manni Hussain, the chairman of 88M Group, added, “The meeting was extremely positive and cleared up any misunderstandings regarding the entire structure of the deal.”
He went on to say that it was a ‘major step’ towards building a fantastic new Community Stadium for all of Wakefield to be enjoyed. He said that the stadium will be delivered in 2020 and that they have arranged for the team to stay at Belle Vue for the next year while the new stadium is being constructed.