Bristol Memorial Stadium
|Clubs||Bristol Rovers FC|
|Address||Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0AQ|
Description: Bristol Memorial Stadium
Although the ground exists since 1921, it was only in 1996 that football started being played here regularly. Bristol Rovers FC took advantage of the home side Bristol Rugby seeking extra funding in difficult situation and moved in as a shareholder, claiming majority. From the start Rovers could use the new west stand with skyboxes that was erected the very same year.
Bristol: Rovers stay put, plan to revamp Memorial Stadium
After years of work on the proposed UWE Stadium, Bristol Rovers finally scrapped the plan. Instead, the team opt to redevelop current Memorial Stadium.
Bristol: Rovers confirm UWE Stadium opening delay
Were the plans carried out as expected, the new stadium would be only weeks from opening. But with numerous protests the delivery has been moved again, from mid-2015 to mid-2016.
Bristol: Rovers relegated to 5th league, but still want new stadium
It’s the first time since Bristol Rovers joined the Football League that the side landed so low. But chairman Nick Higgs assures this isn’t the end and Rovers are still planning on building their new stadium.
Bristol: Stadium for Rovers on track? Protest dismissed
High Court judge took less than two minutes to dismiss a legal challenge by TRASHorfield to Sainsbury’s building a supermarket at the Memorial Stadium. Westerndailypress.co.uk report.
Bristol: Good news for City, bad news for Rovers
While one of the clubs is getting closer to implementing their stadium plans, the other sees more and more obstacles. However, both City and Rovers may still see their new stadiums rise soon, according to the Bristol Post.
England: Construction for Bristol Rovers to start in September?
Rovers chairman ?Nick Higgs confirmed that agreement is in place and if no opposition to the new stadium is found within 3 months, construction may begin in September. Gazetteseries.co.uk report.
Bristol: Another step closer to the new Rovers stadium
After unexpectedly long wait it finally came – governmental approval for the replacement of Bristol Memorial Stadium with a Sainsbury's supermarket. This enables the deal which will bring a 21,700-seater to Bristol.
England: Slight delay for Rovers
Old stadium is expected to be replaced by a Sainsbury’s supermarket and only when this is secured, work on new one can start. Decision was due by mid-February, but has already been delayed twice, now set for March 5, thisisbristol.co.uk reports.
England: Bristol Rovers can go forward with their stadium plan
Last night councilors gave green light to Sainsbury’s supermarket to replace the Memorial Stadium. This was the decision required for Rovers to start construction of their new 20,000-seater, thisisbath.co.uk reports.
England: Ticket prices breaking new records
And not the kind of records supporters would wish to see. First time ever average price for the cheapest seats in top four leagues (!) exceeded £20. That means ticket prices in England are rising at 4 times the speed of inflation – BBC Sport alarms.
Bristol: New Sainsbury’s store will replace Memorial Stadium?
First presentation of this plan had taken place in December. Now the retail giant modified it after several rounds of consultations and presented them to local residents. All seems to go as planned for Bristol Rovers to change grounds soon - thisisbristol.co.uk reads.
England: Visiting 116 stadiums on a bike, scoot or on feet
He’s neither an away-going supporter, nor a groundhopper. It’s also not a sports discipline, what he’s doing. Steven simply decided to visit 116 venues in England and Wales using his bike, scoot and feet. This is how Football Ground Tour was born.