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Memorial Stadium given go-ahead
Memorial Stadium plans
The stadium will be expanded to hold 18,000 people
Plans for Bristol's Memorial Stadium to be expanded to an 18,000-seat capacity venue have been given the go-ahead.

A council spokesperson said it had received 1,083 letters in favour of the extension and 966 against during the consultation period.

The plans include a parking zone for residents and provision of transport including a park and ride service.

A noise report submitted with the plans suggested that by fully enclosing the stadium, noise levels would be reduced.

A series of conditions to restrict activities and opening hours have also been proposed to protect those living nearby to the stadium.

The stadium on Filton Avenue, Horfield, is home to Bristol Rovers Football Club and Bristol Rugby Club.




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21 Oct 05 |  Bristol/Somerset
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