Wakefield Trinity's Belle Vue ready for blast off

Wakefield's Belle Vue stadium has a new name for a new season.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 7:44 am
Updated Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 7:50 am
GAME READY: Workmen carry out floodlight maintenance at Wakefield Trinitys Belle Vue Stadium. PIC: Scott Merrylees

With Super League XXIII only one week away, the final touches are being made to Wakefield Trinity’s home rugby ground.

Alterations are not just physical, however, as a raffle draw – in which more than 20 businesses’ names were put into a hat – has this week seen Belle Vue renamed “The Mobile Rocket Stadium” for the 2018 season.

Rugby league has been played continuously at Belle Vue since the sport’s founding in 1895. Currently, the stadium is entering a £12m renovation programme.

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Wakefield Trinity, who placed 5th last year, will now be hoping that their new “rocket” base can launch them to a successful season.

Their first game at the ground is against Salford Red Devils on Friday, February 9.