Dewsbury Rams in talks with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats about a ground share

Wakefield Wildcats in discussions to leave Belle Vue.
Wakefield Wildcats in discussions to leave Belle Vue.

Dewsbury Rams are in talks with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats about a possible ground share.

The Wildcats announced last month it is serving its six months notice to leave Belle Vue, which is owned by the Bank of Ireland.

Chairman Michael Carter said the amount they are paying in rent is “unsustainable”, though they would be willing to stay if it can be renegotiated.

The club could leave Belle Vue at the end of the year and it would leave Wakefield without a professional sports team in the city.

Rams chairman Mark Sawyer said both clubs are in discussions about a possible ground share at The Tetley’s Stadium in 2016.

He said: “I would like to inform our sponsors, supporters and members of the media that the club is currently in negotiations with Wakefield Trinity Wildcats regarding a ground share for next year.

“The Wildcats are considering possible avenues for a playing venue for next season and they have ear-marked The Tetley’s Stadium as a serious option.

“We are looking at this very seriously, in constant and current liaison with Wakefield, and further announcements will be made should there be any developments in the weeks ahead.”