Capacity at new Castleford Tigers stadium to increase

Capacity could be increased at the proposed new Castleford Tigers' stadium.

Friday, 7th September 2018, 10:44 am
Updated Friday, 7th September 2018, 11:46 am

Plans have been approved by Wakefield Council for the ground, which would be located at the Axiom retail development next to Junction 32 of the M62, to increase its capacity from 10,000 to 10,245.

Castleford Tigers: In-form flyer Eden’s looking for a four-star finishIn the application, planning officers said: “The minor increase in the capacity of the stadium offers a benefit to Castleford Tigers by allowing the sale of a small number of additional tickets. This can be achieved with no additional impacts on the highway network.”

The plans would either involve the removal of seats in the west stand, or reducing the standing capacity of the north, east or south stands.

Rovers sign local talent Morgan PunchardProposals for the ground were granted planning permission in 2015. More than 2,000 jobs are expected to be created as part of the Axiom development, which will also include around 75 retail, restaurant and leisure units.