The Mem Saga

August 26, 2014

Memorial Stadium Update.

Memorial Stadium

Many of you will have seen the Bristol Post News headlines today. It is now clear that another delay to our move to the UWE Bristol Stadium is likely.

News broke last week that the BRFC Board of Directors are taking legal action against J. Sainsbury’s over their interpretation of the planning consent for the store on the Memorial Stadium site.

It has been concerning that things have not been going to plan with building work still not yet started on the UWE site. It appears that more lawyers are going to ‘have their day’ in court unless some satisfactory agreement can be reached behind the scenes.

I suppose the pressure has been eased somewhat by our relegation from the Football League. However, it is the Chairman’s stated aim to have Rovers back in the League as soon as possible. So the new stadium will be vital to our club’s future. Let’s hope that work on the UWE Stadium and promotion can be confirmed without much more delay!

Jim Chappell.


Bristol Rovers Supporters Club.

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