Thursday, August 13, 2009

News: Site for a community stadium in Rotherham to be identified

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A suitable site for a community stadium in Rotherham will be identified in the year ahead and the aim is for the development of a stadium to start on site during 2010/11.

The issue of a community stadium for the town has been made a key priority for Rotherham Council over the next financial year as set out in their "Shaping the Future" document.

The year ahead statement outlines the key priorities for service areas across the council, from Neighbourhood and Adult Services to Environment & Development Services and is drawn from existing plans as a means of providing focus and tracking progress.

The document states that: "The Council is committed to working with Rotherham United FC and the Rotherham Titans to develop stadia to meet their needs. During the year ahead the Council will finalise the identification of a suitable site for a Community Stadium and progress the planning issues associated with this. The aim is to see the development of a stadium start on site during 2010/11."

There are several major regeneration initiatives that feature as key priorities including the Digital Region, the new civic building and the development of Rotherham High Street, the site of the All Saints' Building, and Rotherham Railway Station in the town centre.

The Year Ahead statement for 2009/10 was approved by the Council's cabinet last month.

Year Ahead statement


2 comments:

Anonymous,  October 16, 2009 at 3:47 PM  

council taxpayers should not be providing a football stadium for rotherham united.
they had a stadium and a championship team but the fans got greedy , wanted more and forced ken booth out.he sold up and they went bust twice.
they are in a situation of their own making.the council will lie and say that the club will pay the money back which is absolute rubbish , they can barely pay the wages.

Tom,  October 21, 2009 at 3:01 PM  

I don't think the council will "provide" a stadium for Rotherham United. It looks like they are helping with site selection and planning issues. Something they do for any potential investor.

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