D-Day for the WolvesD-Day, or Decision Day for the Wolves is set for the 23rd of August, that's when a Council Committee will sit and decide the future of a new stadium within the town.The decision will also ultimately decide the future of Warrington Rugby League Football club as the elected officials of the town and borough of Warrington debate as to whether a new stadium and supermarket complex are what an ailing part of the north of the town centre needs.Wolves Chief Executive Peter Deakin recently stated to a packed Parr Hall full of Wolves fans, "Unless by the spring we have delivered a stadium, or have the finances in place or have planning approval for the stadium, we will be asked to leave Super League." Without a new stadium Warrington will fail to regain it's Super League franchise when all current clubs are put through a consultation and assessment process, with stadium facilities being high the scoring. At present Warrington Rugby League Football Club has played at Wilderspool Stadium for over a hundred years and it is increasingly difficult to keep the old buildings and terraces up to the required standard, and whilst it will be a sad day in the hearts of all fans if the Wolves were to leave it would be for a better equipped stunningly modern stadium that would take the club and its supporters into the new Millennium.The meeting is set to start at 5pm and will last for approximately 2 hours, with the full session being given over to the stadium and supermarket development. Fans and supporters are urged to attend and show their support for the planning application as a decision must be made during that session. Loud speakers will be placed around the Town Hall entrance and inside in meeting rooms for fans to hear the session live.Fans are then invited back to the Touchdown Club at Wilderspool for sandwiches and to view the video "Warrington Proud", which was shown at the Parr Hall as well as other videos of recent matches. Hopefully the evening will end on a celebratory for a town with a long tradition of Rugby League, and long may it continue!
10, Aug, 2000