WAKEFIELD’S new chairman Andrew Glover admits a ground-share with arch rivals Castleford remains an option for the Wildcats as they look to secure a new engage Super League licence.
Doubts over the viability of their current home at Belle Vue and a lengthy delay over the proposed stadium development at Newmarket make the Wildcats vulnerable as the Rugby Football League prepare to issue three-year licences from 2012.
Glover (pictured), who recently brought Wakefield out of administration, says the club remain committed to developing a new stadium but, with chief executive James Elston, he is considering other options.
In a statement Glover said: “Newmarket is still plan A, as that will guarantee our future for years to come.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have a timescale on this and, if we only look at this, it’s virtually a certainty that we will lose our Super League licence for the next three years.
“With this in mind, James and I are looking at all possibilities available, including a stadium share with another club in Wakefield, the redevelopment of Belle Vue and even sharing Newmarket with Castleford, which should guarantee both clubs’ future.
“I know that the last option to share with Castleford may not sit pretty with a lot of fans but it may be the only way forward and something we have to look at.”
The RFL’s board of directors will reveal on March 31 which Championship club will be promoted and will announce the rest of the Super League licences on July 26.