The developers of the £135m Five Towns Park retail and Castleford Tigers’ stadium scheme say the plans will not only deliver a boost to Tigers, but also to the area’s economy.
Philip Lunn, managing director of developers Lateral Property Group, said the new stadium would offer Tigers the chance to generate more income on non-matchdays than at the club’s current home on Wheldon Road.
He said: “It has long been recognised that a new stadium is vital for the long-term future of Castleford Tigers.
“Five Towns Park provides a new 10,000 capacity community stadium for the club, which will be funded outright by building a new retail development on adjacent land.
“It is important to note that the club will own the freehold of the new community stadium and we will make it a condition that the stadium will be built before any retail can open on the site.
“Five Towns Park will see a £135 million investment into the local area and create around 2,000 permanent jobs on the site.
“Therefore, this development is not only vital to Castleford Tigers, it will also provide a major boost to the local economy.”
See this week’s Express for an in-depth look at the plans, including an exclusive interview with Tigers’ chief executive Steve Gill.