Bradford Bulls to leave club home of 85 years

Sign outside the Odsal Stadium, Bradford Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/ PA Images

Bradford Bulls will leave their home at Odsal Stadium and play at Dewsbury Rams for the next two seasons.

The move from the historic stadium has been described as the 'end of an era' for the Bulls. Odsal Stadium has been the club's home for 85 years but on 1 September they will take up a two-year lease at Dewsbury.

Chairman Andrew Chalmers blamed the cost of rates, rent and maintenance for the decision in a statement on the club website.

"Our new home, Tetley Stadium, Dewsbury is approximately 10 miles from the M606, and is a boutique and intimate rugby league stadium, with an existing capacity of 5,100, and expandable to 8,000 if required. Having played there and undertaken significant due diligence, this stadium represents an affordable economic choice for the Bradford Bulls, whilst we work through the task of developing an equally affordable boutique stadium development in Bradford."