South Stand Development Put On Hold

The redevelopment of Headingley Carnegie’s famous South Stand has been deferred and subject to a review, will now be open for Leeds Carnegie matches this season and for Leeds Rhinos’ 2012 Super League season.

Paul Caddick, Chairman of Leeds CF&A Ltd said, “We have worked hard with cooperation from Leeds City Council to achieve planning permission but after reviewing our business, the cost of borrowing and repaying the debt and the risk to the club involved, the board have decided to look for a funding model in line with all other super league clubs. It has been a big decision for our Board and we remain determined to complete the redevelopment of the Stadium as soon as possible. With this in mind we have met with Yorkshire CCC and Leeds City Council and have agreed to form a working group to explore how the final phases of development for rugby and cricket at Headingley Carnegie can be funded and delivered in the future.”

Chief Executive, Gary Hetherington said, “It was an excellent meeting, attended also by Robin Smith of Yorkshire CCC. We confirmed that Headingley Carnegie will stage a full programme of International Cricket fixtures and we are bidding to host matches in both the 2013 RL and 2015 RU World Cups. Yorkshire CCC and Leeds Rugby also reiterated our commitment to delivering Community projects and working in Partnership with LCC and its agencies.”