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Wakefield Trinity holds naming rights raffle

The Mobile Rocket Stadium is the new name of Super League club Wakefield Trinity’s home ground.

The English rugby league side carried out a naming rights raffle draw on Saturday to rechristen its formerly named Belle Vue stadium for the 2018 season.

The mobile app firm Mobile Rocket was selected at random in front of the 23 businesses that took part in the draw.

Adam Lee, managing director at Mobile Rocket, said: “Myself and the team here at Mobile Rocket are over the moon with winning the stadium naming rights to ‘The Mobile Rocket Stadium’.  Along with the fans of Wakefield Trinity, we are looking forward to a great season ahead, ‘rocketing’ up the league!”

Trinity used the raffle as an avenue to raise funds for the club, with 23 businesses entering for the naming rights to the Super League club’s 9,333-capacity home ground.

John Brady, director at Mobile Rocket, said: “It is absolutely fantastic to win and I am so proud, especially with Wakefield Trinity coming off the back of such a great season in 2017.

“The draw was a great idea from the commercial team at Wakefield and we were happy to be involved. It’s great that we can support Wakefield Trinity for what could be their final year at the stadium.”

Last year, Trinity revealed plans for a £12m project to construct a new 10,000-seat stadium on the site of its current home. The council did not initially approve the project but eventually came around to the idea, before it emerged that talks between the two parties had reached an impasse.

Trinity faces having to leave its home since 1895, as it does not meet minimum ground standards for the Super League, the top tier of rugby league in England.

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(Modified: Mobile Rocket logo added)