posted on 24 February 2012

This week has seen the start of work on ground improvements at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

Andrew Glover and Davide Longo at the start of work on ground improvements this week. Picture courtesy of the Wakefield Express.

Workmen arrived on Monday morning to begin work on the foundations for the new covered stands in the West Stand with that section of the ground to be fully complete in time for the clash with Huddersfield Giants on Sunday 11th March.

Work will begin next week on the foundations for the North Stand, with that part of the project set to be complete in time for the visit of Catalans Dragons and meaning the famous old stadium will be able to accommodate 7,000 supporters under cover.

The completion of the work will also honour promises made in the Wildcats license application to the Rugby Football League, with Chairman Andrew Glover telling the Wakefield Express he is confident the work can secure the future of the club.

“We’re covered in what we told the RFL we were going to cover in our Super League application, so as much as the license is a revokable license, as long as we do everything we’ve said we’ve no worries,” said Glover.

“If we’re still here and Newmarket either doesn’t get passed or hasn’t been built, with the improvements we’re making here I think we’ll still end up with a C Grade license.

“As long as we’re doing everything that we’ve said we’re going to do and they can see further plans for growth, we feel confident that we’ll be able to keep the license.”

For more from the Wildcats Chairman be sure to pick up this week’s copy of the Wakefield Express.

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