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Planning Granted for Wakefield Trinity Stadium Redevelopment

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A transformational redevelopment for the Mobile Rocket Stadium in Belle Vue has received planning permission.

AFL Architects, in conjunction with Spirit of 1873 Limited, will now bring the £12m plans to life, including a new 2,500 capacity stand, refurbishment of the north stand, floodlight upgrades to the latest LED technology and a 4G pitch installed for all weather use by both club and the community.

The stadium has been home for Wakefield Trinity since the 1870s. This project is the most significant development for the English Super League Club for 75 years.

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"This is fantastic news and marks another significant milestone in our plans to develop the Be Well Support Stadium at Belle Vue into a community stadium for the people of Wakefield. We look forward to completing the necessary legal processes in January and making a start in earnest shortly thereafter."
John Minards, Wakefield Trinity Chairman

A clear vision for Wakefield Trinity

The new East Stand will become an impactful focal point, with a FanZone and landscaped car parking creating a sense of arrival for travelling fans. An improved concourse will wrap around the eastern side of the new stand, facilitating safe and fully accessible movement for all visitors. Built and operated to Super League Standards, it will contain substantial hospitality and conferencing facilities within.

In addition to the East Stand, the plans also outline further works to increase the stadium capacity from 7,258 to a total of 8,866. The North Stand, which is currently subject to health and safety restrictions, will be refurbished to increase capacity from a restricted 1,500 up to 3,500.

Estimated project completion is 2023: the club's 150th anniversary year.

Securing long-term sustainability through meaningful community provision

Bringing together both club and the Wakefield Trinity Community Trust, phase two of the plans will see the refurbishment of the Rollin Shack. This will provide improved, multi-functional facilities to better engage with local residents. The proposals outline several provisions including a health and fitness suite, a strength and conditioning gym, a studio, learning spaces, meeting rooms, function lounge, club retails, café and changing facilities.

These plans set out a broader vision for the stadium and its place within the Belle Vue community, bringing substantial social, environmental and economic benefits. With these new facilities, the Trust will meet its aims to assist in the regeneration of the area through engagement activities and the promotion of social inclusion.

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