THE BULLS are expected to announce whether they are staying at Odsal tomorrow.

The club have been in discussions with the RFL and Bradford Council this week in the hope of striking a more financially viable deal to remain at their long-standing home.

They have also held talks with Bradford (Park Avenue) and Dewsbury Rams, whose grounds have been earmarked as possible alternative venues for Bulls next season.

Negotiations are understood to be coming to a close ahead of today's deadline set by Bulls owner Andrew Chalmers, with an announcement due on Friday pending the agreement of a deal.

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Odsal has been Bradford's home since 1934 and has witnessed some of rugby league's iconic moments, including a world record crowd for the sport of 102,575 in the Challenge Cup final replay 65 years ago.

But the high six-figure annual maintenance costs are proving too much for Bulls to bear, on top of a rent of £72,000 paid to landlords the RFL.

If they decide to leave, a move to Horsfall Stadium has the backing of Bradford (Park Avenue) owner Gareth Roberts and would avoid having to move the club out of the city.

The ground - which Avenue are close to obtaining a 35-year lease on from the council - would need upgrades to achieve a capacity towards 4,000.

Dewsbury's Tetley's Stadium, just over 10 miles down the road from Odsal, has a capacity of over 5,000.

Chalmers has said if the club did move out of the city it would be for a temporary period, with a view to developing their own facilities within a two to four-year period.