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Save Don Valley Petition

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can fev buy your floodlights if there going cheep we love to recycling other stadiums that are no longer wanted ??

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Signed it, although not too sure if it will attract the required number. Although a strange stadium for rugby league taking into account where the crowd were, I still enjoyed my visits.

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I am afraid I can't.

As far as I can tell it has always been a white elephant, an unwonted legacy of the World Sutdent Games vanity project and a millstone round the necks of Sheffield council tax payers.

It seems to be a big stadium - capacity of 25,000 ((50,000 for concerts and 10,000 for football) with no major events. The angle of elevation of most of the uncovered seats is too low for a good view. The presence of the track in front of the main stand makes it unsuitable in my view for soccer or rugby as the pitch is then too far away. There is a gap between the tent roof over the main stand and the seats that allows the wind to blow through making it even colder than normal for Sheffield.

£800,000 a year for Jessica Ennis to train there?

Might be OK for crikit though, in summer, instead of Headingley.

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Over on Casforum, it seems that Cas might be looking into trying to do a Fev with bits of it.

Not a bad idea, if it's suitable for it.

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I agree with John M on this one.

I have it down as the worst place i have ever watched rugby - cold, souless and miles from the pitch. Like a mini Twickenham really. :-)

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Might have been a decent stadium if they'd finished building it.

Having said that it was the scene of one of my favourite RL memories, when Jeff Wittenberg flopped over to clinch the match and the 1997 Super League title for the Bulls.

And three Stones gigs, one in glorious sunshine and two in p!$$!ng down rain.

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Typical of this country, another waste of money, Sheffield county concil hang your head in shame.

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its a drain on thecouncil tax payers of Sheffield at the best of times extermely poor value for money.

I'd be more bothered about Stocksbridge leisure centre if I lived in Sheff.

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I thoroughly enjoyed my first and I think only visit back in August 1997.

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Is it not possible to move the pitch close to one side stand? At least then one major stand could be saved...

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of course its possible...

did some messing about a couple of months ago and mocked up this..

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start with moving the pitch closer to the main stand.....then add the 3 other stands if needed

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I am afraid I can't.

As far as I can tell it has always been a white elephant, an unwonted legacy of the World Sutdent Games vanity project and a millstone round the necks of Sheffield council tax payers.

It seems to be a big stadium - capacity of 25,000 ((50,000 for concerts and 10,000 for football) with no major events. The angle of elevation of most of the uncovered seats is too low for a good view. The presence of the track in front of the main stand makes it unsuitable in my view for soccer or rugby as the pitch is then too far away. There is a gap between the tent roof over the main stand and the seats that allows the wind to blow through making it even colder than normal for Sheffield.

£800,000 a year for Jessica Ennis to train there?

Might be OK for crikit though, in summer, instead of Headingley.

What he says +1.

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It will be a major problem for the Eagles when it goes - but taking off the RL glasses how can the council justify keeping it whilst cutting services to thousands?

The Olympic legacy obviously only applies to London - no point asking for help from that pot.

If England Athletics wants somewhere for youngsters in South Yorkshire to come through the system, perhaps they should fund it.

It would be nice to think that, as a nation, we had a strategy to provide shared, affordable sports facilities for multiple sports accessible to all within a reasonable distance. Sadly that isn't the case.

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I am afraid I can't.

As far as I can tell it has always been a white elephant, an unwonted legacy of the World Sutdent Games vanity project and a millstone round the necks of Sheffield council tax payers.

It seems to be a big stadium - capacity of 25,000 ((50,000 for concerts and 10,000 for football) with no major events. The angle of elevation of most of the uncovered seats is too low for a good view. The presence of the track in front of the main stand makes it unsuitable in my view for soccer or rugby as the pitch is then too far away. There is a gap between the tent roof over the main stand and the seats that allows the wind to blow through making it even colder than normal for Sheffield.

£800,000 a year for Jessica Ennis to train there?

Might be OK for crikit though, in summer, instead of Headingley.

isn't that awful I agree with you :(

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It will be a major problem for the Eagles when it goes - but taking off the RL glasses how can the council justify keeping it whilst cutting services to thousands?

The Olympic legacy obviously only applies to London - no point asking for help from that pot.

If England Athletics wants somewhere for youngsters in South Yorkshire to come through the system, perhaps they should fund it.

It would be nice to think that, as a nation, we had a strategy to provide shared, affordable sports facilities for multiple sports accessible to all within a reasonable distance. Sadly that isn't the case.

Sheffield council plan to redevelop woodburn rd stadium where it will cost less to run and keep. I am hopeful they make it around 5,000 capacity and only six lanes instead of eight . Could be best option for Eagles as something like 5,000 would be big enough . Plus the stadium is on the tram link so would be easy access. Something like the ryedale stadium I know its not perfect but could be best option .

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Sheffield council plan to redevelop woodburn rd stadium where it will cost less to run and keep. I am hopeful they make it around 5,000 capacity and only six lanes instead of eight . Could be best option for Eagles as something like 5,000 would be big enough . Plus the stadium is on the tram link so would be easy access. Something like the ryedale stadium I know its not perfect but could be best option .

Aiming for a 'Ryedale Stadium' would not be a wise move...

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Are Eagles no longer using Bramall Road?

Only for about half the games and I don't think SUFC want them there really. The fans are already bitching about the rugby players cutting up their precious turf, stopping them playing their flowing high quality football...

A revamped Woodbourn may be the only option.

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Are Eagles no longer using Bramall Road?

Bramall Lane.

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Its a mega dump, quicker the demolition team moves in the better

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The closure of DVS has been on the cards for quite a while. It wasn't really fit for purpose when it was built, with community use not really on the agenda as much back then. If Sheffield City Council's choice is to demolish DVS but save local leisure centres, then surely that's more important for the people of the city at large. Its lifespan may have been prolonged had the athletics authorities bothered to use it more than a couple of times for Grand Prix meetings etc. Without big events like that it's always been a white elephant.

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Only for about half the games and I don't think SUFC want them there really. The fans are already bitching about the rugby players cutting up their precious turf, stopping them playing their flowing high quality football...

A revamped Woodbourn may be the only option.

Tim (WCE as well).....

The smaller stadium won't then qualify for Superleague will it?

Have the club a view on this?

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Tim (WCE as well).....

The smaller stadium won't then qualify for Superleague will it?

Have the club a view on this?

The club is making limited statements at the moment, but I'm sure this is high on the internal agenda. I think SUFC would be more amenable to hosting Super League (as they could command a higher price) but I also think that they would need a new surface laying down as currently the pitch has to rest for weeks on end in the summer - this means they probably have to get promoted at least once to justify the cost. So, could the Eagles make a credible SL bid based on a guaranteed place at Bramall Lane whilst playing at a stadium not dissimilar to York's or Skolars?

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