Castleford Tigers may have to ditch new stadium

A cash crisis may force Castleford Tigers to shelve plans for a new stadium, and re-develop their existing ground instead.

Castleford signed a deal last year to sell and redevelop Wheldon Road as a supermarket, which would then fund a new £12m stadium at nearby Glasshoughton.

But at a meeting called to update fans on the club's precarious financial position, chief executive Steve Ferres revealed that with the Rugby League prepared to relax Super League stadium requirements because of the current economic climate, progress on the new development had stalled.

He also said that Castleford - who finished next to bottom in Super League last season - may consider selling their most prized asset, England half back Rangi Chase.