Wakefield Trinity might be playing in the Championship this coming season but for those in and around the club there seems to b an air of positivity, not least due to the club’s new ownership and the ambitious plans that have been set afoot.
As such it could be expected that plenty of fans will be wanting tickets for Belle Vue to witness their side as they attempt to secure the Championship and bounce back to Super League, however there’s a slight catch at the moment.
Trinity have released a statement informing fans that as yet they are unable to release season tickets, despite having finalised the pricings for them, on account of the RFL.
It was confirmed to Serious About Rugby League last week that Championship and League One sides had been sent a proposal regarding the league structure for 2024, and it’s confirmation of this new structure that is causing Trinity to delay the sale of season tickets.
They confirmed as such with the following statement: “We await confirmation from the RFL of the 2024 Championship league structure and a new 1895 cup format.
“We therefore expect a short delay in the drafting and publication of the fixture list. We can assure you that within 24 hours of its receipt we will launch the season tickets sales.
“This should still be in the next few days. Our fantastic season ticket price points and monthly payment options are now finalised in-house. The new season ticket purchase web page has been developed and will be the on-line means of purchasing your tickets.
“It incorporates a new slider bar, an innovative new feature to make purchasing on-line even easier. Don’t worry though the existing offline purchase methods will still be available and Daz and his team will be sure to welcome you into the club shop to do the necessary.
“Meanwhile work on the squad and support staff recruitment continues apace and announcements will be made immediately they are finalised.”
The club have already gone about plenty of business, not least the appointment of ‘Daz’ or Daryl Powell with the former Warrington and Castleford coach having brought in his own backroom staff, and setting about some new signings.
Those have included the arrival of Super League legend Jermaine McGillvary following his release from Huddersfield Giants, whilst the club have also retained the likes of Mason Lino, Max Jowitt and 2023 pre-season signing Renouf Atoni.
Trin also released their 2024 home shirt to huge success seemingly with fans fawning over the new shirt that takes them back to their traditional colours of white, with blue and red chevrons across the chest and collar. The club confirmed that it had been “well received” as part of their statement regarding season tickets.
“Our new home shirt has been really well received and we were delighted with the turn-out on Saturday morning. Sales are going great, thanks to all concerned, you can still grab yours in store and online.”