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Richard Mathers calls on Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity to groundshare

It’s been a contentious point ever since both Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity mooted the idea of a new stadium.

With some fans wanting to move out and others wanting to redevelop, both West Yorkshire clubs now look destined to stay at their respective ‘old girls’.

Whilst the Jungle and Belle Vue often attract criticism for their dilapidated nature, improvements are in the pipeline following a £2 million grant from Wakefield council for both clubs.

And, now the Tigers have announced plans for an £8-10 million redevelopment that will include a 4G pitch as well as a 200-seat restaurant suite.

It’s an ambitious plan but it would be incredible to see Castleford pull it off, likewise, Wakefield have been rumoured with a move away from Belle Vue to a new facility at Newmarket, but Trinity also look destined to stay put.

Despite the good news on the Tigers front, former Castleford and Wakefield fullback Richard Mathers has called on both sides to put their differences aside and make a joint venture for one stadium.

Mathers tweeted: ” They have been going on about this for over 10yrs, funding is never going to harder to receive from one council with 2 teams wanting new stadiums I said it 10yrs ago and ill say it again, if AC Milan & Inter Milan can share a stadium, Cas & Wakey can. Then it’s a 365 day business.”

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