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Don Valley Stadium closure (merged threads)

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I suspect Wiki is out of date as it claims that 'with a view to hosting 2018 World Cup matches' the local council have agreed to invest £22m to increase the capacity.

But even without that the ground is unrecognisable from 1989 - it was upgraded for Euro 96 and still (on the TV at least) looks pretty modern if soul-less. There's no sensitivity about the place in soccer that I'm aware of and I doubt there's any desire from anyone to sell it.

Agree with all that.

It's a property with a specialised nature. Anyone wanting to use it for something else would need to go to the expense of knocking it down. Why would they do that ? The location just isn't special enough.

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I suspect Wiki is out of date as it claims that 'with a view to hosting 2018 World Cup matches' the local council have agreed to invest £22m to increase the capacity.

But even without that the ground is unrecognisable from 1989 - it was upgraded for Euro 96 and still (on the TV at least) looks pretty modern if soul-less. There's no sensitivity about the place in soccer that I'm aware of and I doubt there's any desire from anyone to sell it.

most wednesday fans would be up in arms if they moved from hillsborough.. especially to the complete other side of the city!

Its one of the plans to cut costs but from what i have heard it is not a done deal as yet that this is one of the "cost cutting" exercises that they are going to go through with .. i would assume that they need the deal to be right otherwise its not worth it..

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most wednesday fans would be up in arms if they moved from hillsborough.. especially to the complete other side of the city!

Its one of the plans to cut costs but from what i have heard it is not a done deal as yet that this is one of the "cost cutting" exercises that they are going to go through with .. i would assume that they need the deal to be right otherwise its not worth it..

It's nonsense. They won't move in the foreseeable future.

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It's nonsense. They won't move in the foreseeable future.

who wont move.. Wednesday??? i know!! that is why i said what i did it is daft to even mention it here. that was the point!

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who wont move.. Wednesday??? i know!! that is why i said what i did it is daft to even mention it here. that was the point!

I'm agreeing with you.

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I'm agreeing with you.

No he's not!!

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I'm agreeing with you.

oh sorry mate, thought you thought that i thought that it was a serious suggestion and that i thought it may happen..

problem with forums wouldnt be half the misunderstandings if you could hear a tone of voice.

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I just saw a piece of Sky Sports news wher the council have announced their intentions to close Don Valley Stadium as it costs too much to maintain.

Where will this leave Sheffield Eagles. Do they play out of the Don Vally or Bramall lane these days ?

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Both.

But don't get excited just yet. They're just thinking about it.

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