Wakefield to leave Belle Vue

Wakefield leave Belle Vue

Wakefield chairman Michael Carter has been left with no choice but to serve notice of their departure from Belle Vue after planned redevelopments failed to commence.

Trinity have played at the ground since 1895 and an agreement was reached in September for a redevelopment of the venue to be built within two years.

However, the stadium owners have yet to process the work and Carter revealed in his programme notes yesterday that the club will be moving on from their traditional home.

“We gave a deadline of six months last September and literally nothing has happened since,” Carter said.

“Super League have just introduced minimum ground standards again as part of an overall reward funding policy and, needless to say, we cannot meet this standard as the ground stands.

“This will have a significant effect on the club moving forward and, therefore, we have no choice but to look for pastures new.

“I am determined to ensure that this city gets what it was promised and those that promised much are held to account.”