Action group Save Don Valley Stadium have lost their fight to take control of the Sheffield athletics venue.
Council leaders turned down the application from the campaigners who wished to have the site listed as an asset of community value.
The council voted to demolish the stadium in April, and the authority said the group didn't have enough evidence for their bid.
The venue, where Olympic gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill trained, is due to close on Monday.
Posted on 01/10/2013