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New stadium for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats given the go-ahead

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats' new stadium has finally been given the official go-ahead by the government.

The development on the site of the former Newmarket Colliery near junction 30 of the M62 was given provisional approval in June following a public inquiry. The 12,000 capacity stadium, which will also provide community sports facilities, should be ready for the start of the 2015 Super League season.


Rotherham United's new start

It's been four years in the making and cost £17m.

And today, Rotherham United will finally be able to play in their brand new stadium when they take on Barnsley at 3pm.

The New York stadium is only 600 yards from their old home at Millmoor.

When Tony Stewart became chairman in 2008, his promise Rotherham would get a new stadium was met with jeers.

But the chance came when a college being built ran out of funding, and the 12,000 capacity stadium was born.

Now, the New York Stadium proudly stands there - named after the area of the town in which it stands.

Wakefield Wildcats on the move

The Superleague side the Wakefield Wildcats look set to move into a new home after the Government said building work on a purpose-built stadium could go ahead.

The team want to swap their ageing Belle-Vue site for a new 12-thousand seater ground off junction 30 on the M62. It's expected to be finished ready for the 2015 season. The Wildcats were offered a Super League licence on the condition that they found a new stadium.

We have spoke to the club's Chief Executive, James Elston, and Chairman, Andrew Glover, about it.


New home for Wakefield Wildcats

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats are to get a new home after planning permission was passed for the Newmarket Development . The 12,000 capacity community stadium at junction 30 of the M62 should be ready in time for the Wildcats to take their place as anchor tenants at the beginning on the 2015 season.

It will be owned by the Wakefield & District Community Trust and will also provide much needed sporting facilities for the district.

Monk's Cross shops to go ahead

The decision has been made to build an out of town retail development in York.

That is despite traders saying it could ruin their businesses on the high street.

The city's football club are planning to move into a new stadium on the outskirts, and with that comes a huge expansion for shops at Monks Cross. That would increase the total of out-of-town shopping space to nearly the same size as Meadowhall in Sheffield.

The club say it is crucial for their future, but shop owners in the city centre say it could be the first nail in the coffin for the retail sector in the heart of the city.

The go ahead for the retail centre is subject to conditions and another meeting will be held next Wednesday.

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