Bulls could look to develop Dewsbury ground

Bradford chairman Andrew Chalmers says that there is scope to develop The Tetley’s Stadium should it be required.

Chalmers announced this evening that the club will make the switch to ground-share with Dewsbury from next season, while also confirming plans to develop a new ground in Bradford.

But the Bulls chairman indicated that interim improvements at the Rams’ ground could happen should Bradford reach Super League.

He told the Telegraph & Argus: “Additional bar and food capacity to cater for the sheer numbers for next season will be added in time for kick off next season.

“Some of you will point out that the Bulls have a decent chance to make the playoffs this year assuming we can overcome Dewsbury, Sheffield and Rochdale.

“What happens if we won promotion to Super League whilst being committed to this ground for the 2020 and 2021 seasons?

“Well, the simple answer is that we would expand the temporary seating capacity at Dewsbury, and upgrade the lighting to meet the TV broadcast requirements.

“Our team will certainly be attempting to win every game as we wind towards the regular season close for 2019, and of course if we make the playoffs, leave nothing in reserve and try and win promotion. That goal has never changed.”

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