Following Castleford Tigers’ admission that the testing economic climate is preventing the club from making progress with the new stadium, it is keen to reassure fans who have donated towards the ‘Buy a Brick’ scheme.
The project, which was launched in 2010, encouraged supporters and their families to purchase their own brick which would feature at the new proposed stadium in Glasshoughton. Each brick would be engraved with words or a message of the fans’ choice and the donated money would contribute towards funds for the stadium’s development. The total donated currently stands at £25,415.82.
Chief Executive Steve Ferres is keen to tell fans that their generous donations are protected. He said, “I would like to take this opportunity to assure any fans who have invested in the ‘Buy a Brick’ Scheme that all monies donated so far are to be moved to a separate account and will be used as originally outlined.
“Should the new ground not be built, the donated money and engraved bricks will be incorporated in to the re-development of Wheldon Road and thus still offer the lasting legacy it was intended for.
“We are dedicated to delivering a new or redeveloped stadium that provides us with a versatile space that can generate additional revenue and enable the club to thrive. The support received so far and any future support we get for this scheme is not to be underestimated as we strive to realise our ambitions for a stadium the club and fans can be proud of. We hope to be able to give an update on the stadium’s progress in the coming weeks.”
For more information on the Buy a Brick scheme, please call the club on 01977 555 336.