, is the former name of Wheldon Road
, a stadium in Castleford
, West Yorkshire
. This is the home of the Castleford Tigers rugby league
The stadium changed its name to the Jungle after a sponsorship deal with Jungle.com (now absorbed into the Home Retail Group
), after the sponsorship deal ended the club decided to keep the name "The Jungle". In 2010, PROBIZ
bought the rights to the ground and the ground has been renamed The PROBIZ Colliseum.
Castleford Tigers currently intend to relocate to a new 13,000 capacity stadium
in the Glasshoughton
area of the town (near Xscape
), and with better access to the M62
. The project was granted planning permission in November 2007 with the new stadium originally expected to open in 2009 or 2010 but is now likely to open in 2012.
The Jungle is an old terraced style stadium and its capacity is 11,750. This includes 1,500 seats in the wooden main stand with the remainder of the spectators standing. Three sides of The Jungle are covered, with the Railway End open to the elements.
Although, it creates a great atmosphere for home fans, the ground is sadly dilapidated and a new ground is desperately needed as it does not meet modern stadium standards.
The ground was originally the home of Castleford Town F.C.
who disappeared after being refused entry to the Third Division.Castleford Tigers
(Castleford RLFC as they were then) moved to the stadium in 1927 after the completion of their first... Read More