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.”