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Wakefield rule out ground share with Castleford

Wakefield have ruled out a ground-sharing deal with Super League neighbours Castleford.

Wildcats chairman Ted Richardson told supporters at Sunday's match against St Helens that they would press ahead with plans for their own ground.

Both clubs want to build new stadiums but the local authority last week insisted they would only provide financial support for one ground.

The council had called on the clubs to share a stadium.

Mr Richardson told supporters at half-time that Wakefield were committed to the stadium project being planned by the Wakefield and District Community Trust at Newmarket and had no intention of moving in with Castleford at their new Glasshoughton home.

He said: "We are delighted to confirm that all parties are in agreement that Newmarket is the only stadium project that will carry the Wakefield name and that we will play in.

"We will remain steadfast in this goal."

Sir Rodney Walker, chairman of the stadium trust, said: "At a recent meeting involving Wakefield Council, the owner of the land at Newmarket, the Wakefield and District Community Trust and the Wildcats, an understanding was reached recognising that the Wildcats would concentrate their support for Newmarket and that a move to Glasshoughton was not an option.

"The meeting with Wakefield Metropolitan District Council agreed that all parties would work to that end."

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