Page last updated at 17:21 GMT, Friday, 30 May 2008 18:21 UK

Memorial Stadium plans hit hurdle

Plan of new stadium for Bristol Rovers FC
Bristol Rugby Club also play home matches at the Memorial Stadium

Plans to redevelop Bristol's Memorial Stadium into an 18,500 all-seater venue have hit a hurdle.

Bristol Rovers had planned to part-fund the redevelopment by incorporating student accommodation into the scheme.

But the club's preferred company to build the flats has pulled out, leaving the club having to search for an alternative provider.

A statement on the club website said negotiations were under way and an announcement would be made next week.

Meanwhile, a supporters' club trip to Cheltenham's Whaddon Road, which Rovers plan to share during building work, has been called off.

Bristol Rugby Club's planned groundshare with Newport at Rodney Parade could also be affected.


SEE ALSO
Rovers get go-ahead for stadium
03 Apr 08 |  Bristol Rovers
Revised stadium is given approval
03 Apr 08 |  Bristol/Somerset
Rovers to share with Cheltenham
28 Apr 08 |  Bristol/Somerset

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific