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Super League stadium to operate at reduced capacity in 2023

Castleford Tigers have confirmed that their stadium The Mend-A-Hose Jungle will operate at a slightly reduced capacity during the 2023 season to enhance our supporters’ experience.

After taking on board fan feedback over the last campaign, Wheldon Road will now be capped at 10,500 supporters to ensure that everyone who visits has the most positive and comfortable game day possible.

With the introduction of new amenities and entertainment, along with a brand-new merchandise stall being installed behind the Main Stand, the clubs want all attendees to be able to sample everything a Tigers match day has to offer.

This comes after the club confirmed that the Jungle could be redeveloped soon.

They announced that they have applied for planning for their stadium redevelopment with 2,200 local jobs set to be created as they do the proposed work.

The Tigers current home of The Jungle is set to have huge work done on it and applications have been submitted to Wakefield Council.

Wakefield themselves are also undergoing a stadium redevelopment making it two clubs in Super League who are seemingly keen to impress IMG, who will oversee rugby league going forward.

The proposed plans are part of Axiom Yorkshire proposals and will see £12.2 million allocated for upgrades to the stadium whilst a further £15 million will be set aside for work on highways in and around the stadium particularly the Junction 32 roundabout.

The club announced the news via tweet and a statement on their website.

“2,200 local jobs to be created as planning applications submitted for Axiom employment site proposals and Castleford Tigers stadium redevelopment.

“Castleford Tigers and Highgrove Group are delighted to confirm that planning applications have been submitted to Wakefield Council for a major upgrade to the Wheldon Road stadium and a significant new employment development on the Axiom site, at Junction 32 on the M62.

“If planning is approved, the circa £200 million Axiom Yorkshire proposals will provide £12.2 million of funding towards major upgrades at Wheldon Road and £15 million of highways improvements to the Junction 32 roundabout, and new employment, logistics and manufacturing floorspace, creating jobs for local people.”

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