Chelsea Transfer Target
Aug 14, 2019, 12:12 PM
Team(s): Not any more
As things stand (with Bulls outside Super League and attracting relatively small crowds), Horsfall may be the least worst option. Despite investment in the mid-80s (mostly for major speedway events), crumbling Odsal has only too obviously had its day, however much or little the RFL charges in rent. There aren't many options. Valley Parade is too big - and probably too expensive - for matches outside Super League while Tetley's Stadium, Dewsbury, isn't in Bradford - and its capacity isn't any bigger than a revamped Horsfall. Bulls couldn't play at either Halifax (The Shay) or Leeds (Headingley) because those stadia are fully subscribed (and neither is in Bradford). Mount Pleasant, Batley, is too small, as is Farsley Celtic's Throstle Nest. The only other option is Cougar Park, Keighley, which at least is in the Bradford Met area. Given Cougar Park has accommodated 8,000+ for rugby league in the fairly recent past (a Challenge Cup quarter-final against St Helens), it might be Bulls' best bet. Hard to see a beached whale like Bradford Bulls ever having the wherewithal to build a new stadium of their own.
(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Aug 14, 2019, 12:14 PM)