Wakefield Trinity get ready for a major stadium boost 50 years in the making

Wakefield Trinity last night took on Huddersfield Giants live on Sky Sports a week ago.

In the background was Belle Vue’s East Stand – sometimes mocked for its dilapidated nature, but that will soon change.

Wakefield have agreed to a new stadium project that will see Trinity’s home rejuvenated into a ground more than fit for Super League.

Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks talked to Wakefield chairman John Minards live on Sky last week and Minards was in a brilliant mood, delivering the news that every Trinity fan has wanted to hear for a long time.

“July 4th this East Stand will be demolished,” Brooks said.

“I’m fantastically excited,” Minards said.

“It’s been a long time coming – this club is 150 years old next year and the last 50 years – which I can speak of – it has needed it since then.

“We’ve been on this plan for about three years, but it’s a £12 million project.

“We have the wonderful floodlights which we put in last year, but the big flagship is the East Stand which we will replace with a big new, 2,500 seater stand with all the facilities we need.

“It will have everything you need for match day hospitality – a big restaurant for 250 people and on non-match days it will be a facility on the other 350 days of the year.”

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