I predicted that it would be delayed
SO, the possible construction of a new ground for Bristol Rovers FC has suffered a set back due to a campaign group putting forward an appeal against the way the decision to grant permission to build a Sainsbury's supermarket on the site of the Memorial Stadium was granted. Now maybe the Rovers fans will have some idea as to the way we City fans feel every time another obstacle is put in the way of the building of a new ground at Ashton Vale.
I recall when the Rovers first put forward their plans for a new stadium a Gashead came up to me and said that their ground would be built within a year and they would soon be playing in a shiny new all-seater whilst City were still plying their trade at Ashton Gate. I simply looked at him and said: "Just you wait – and do not be so sure about that". It would appear that my words in reply have come to fruition.
The truth of the matter is that a city the size of Bristol should have room not only for two new purpose built football stadiums, but also a decent rugby stadium, and a cricket ground up to Test Match standard, let alone a concert venue capable of holding a minimum of 10,000 music/theatre fans.
The fact that all these are missing just goes to show just what a backward looking city Bristol is. Is it not about time that the elected mayor, George Ferguson, got his finger out and used what influence he has to push both the stadiums through
FREE WHEATGERM WITH EVERY POND HEATER www.blagdon-water-gardens.c...View details
Protect your pond fish this winter. Purchase the resun 100w pond heater £39.99 from www.blagdon-water-gardens.co.uk and we will give you a pot of Tetra wheatgerm 1l winter fishfood worth £4.99 FREE
Contact: 01934 316673
Valid until: Friday, February 28 2014