Over the weekend more pictures of Wakefield Trinity’s development of Belle Bue surfaced on social media.
It comes at a good time for the club who will already be thinking about the proposed re-introduction of licencing which formed part of IMG’s recommendations which would see things like stadiums taken into account when settling on the sides who should be in Super League with a Category A status vital, and this redevelopment would help the club achieve that status in the coming years.
Now, Wakefield Trinity Chairman John Minards has branded it as “transformational” for the club.
Minards, speaking to The Business Desk, said:
“This is a truly historic moment in the history of Wakefield Trinity and the development underway is transformational for both the club and the community it serves.
“We are pleased to be working with Morgan Sindall Construction on this phase of the project.”
This comes in light of the latest update about the stadium redevelopment. The demolished East Stand will be replaced by a stand with a capacity of 2600 with updated facilities for both home and away teams as well as staff.
Meanwhile, the new North Stand will have a terrace of standing capacity of 1300 added to it.
The aim is to get the East Stand complete by the summer of 2023 in the 150th year of the club’s history.
It could be a historic year for Trinity for more reasons than this. They also have a new coach in Mark Applegarth who, on the back of years of developing great young players, the club is hoping will guide the club back up the table after four years outside the top six.
But will this shift be enough to see Wakefield to fend of relegation again in 2023 especially now a star-studded Leigh side is set to join the league next year?
See our early prediction for the Super League table next year here.