Wolves New StadiumTesco has submitted new outline proposals for a 12,449 sq metre foodstore, plus car parking, together with a 12,000 capacity stadium in Winwick Road, Warrington, in a multi million pound deal with Carlsberg Tetley Brewing Ltd and Warrington Sports Holdings.The joint application provided an alternative plan to the foodstore and mixed housing development originally proposed for the redundant brownfield site, formerly the Carlsberg-Tetley Brewery in June 1998."Warrington Borough Council can now decide which proposal best compliments the town centre" said Tesco spokesman, Martin Venning. It is expected to become the home of Warrington Wolves RLFC, who need to develop new facilities in the next year to remain in the Superleague, as well as catering for a wide range of community sporting and leisure needs in the town centre.Norman Summers, Chairman of Warrington Sports Holdings Limited, owners of the Warrington Wolves said "The joint planning application and working relationship are the result of many months of constructive meetings between Tesco and ourselves. It is a great opportunity for the town to obtain a fantastic new Sports Stadium, which is intended to be an asset for both the club and the entire Warrington Community".Lord Hoyle, Chairman of Warrington Wolves said "I believe not only the fans, but the whole of Warrington will welcome the opportunity this presents for the Town to have an all purpose Community Stadium".Chief Executive of the Warrington Wolves, Peter Deakin, commented "This is a tremendously exciting project we are about to embark upon and we are very proud to announce this valuable partnership with Tesco".Spokesman for Tesco, Martin Venning added "Our joint venture represents a successful commercial outcome for all parties involved and does not compromise our existing Sponsorship Agreement with Wigan RLFC".A planning application is to be submitted jointly today, Wednesday, 31 May 2000.
31, May, 2000