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Report - Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, October 2013.

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    The Don Valley Stadium was a sports stadium in Sheffield, England. Named after the River Don, which flows nearby, the complex opened in 1990, ready for the 1991 World Student Games.


    Designed by Sheffield City Council's Design & Building Services, it was built by RM Douglas Construction. Constructed as the home stadium for the 1991 World Student Games, it later found a variety of uses. The stadium and facilities provided a training base for the City of Sheffield Athletic Club and it was the home of the Sheffield Half Marathon. It was also the home ground of: Rotherham United F.C. from 2008, until they moved to the New York Stadium at the start of the 2012–13 season; one of the stadiums used for home games by rugby league side Sheffield Eagles; and the former home of the Parramore Sports football team. The stadium was also used for Channel 4's celebrity sports show, The Games, as well as hosting the BritBowl, the championship finals of the British American Football League.

    Don Valley Stadium closed to the public at 5pm on Sunday 29th September 2013.


    At the time of its closure, Don Valley Stadium was the second largest athletics stadium in the UK - with a seated capacity of 25,000 - behind the London Olympic Stadium. The stadium was situated on the Sheffield Supertram line, between Attercliffe and Meadowhall Centre.

    On 11 January 2013, Sheffield City Council announced that the stadium was to be closed and demolished as part of a £50 million budget-cutting measure. An eleventh hour meeting was held at Sheffield Town Hall on 1 March 2013, and local & national politicians met to discuss the proposed closure and any possibility of preventing it. A final decision was made that the stadium was to close and would be demolished from 21 November 2013.

    Visited with Muttley, Jazzywheelz & ***********. Regrettably no way up the floodlights :(

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    Ta for looking!
     

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