ROVERS' STADIUM PLANS UNDER THREAT

Bristol Rovers have run into financial problems with their plans to build a new £40 million stadium.

Sale of the Memorial Stadium, The Football League club’s current home, is required for construction to start on the venue which is planned to be built on land owned by the University of the West of England.

There has been planning permission granted to renovate the old stadium into a superstore and housing, but the decision is likely to be fought in court.

Although this may leave the future of the new stadium hanging in the balance, club chairman Nick Higgs has urged fans to stay calm while they await the council's decision.

Posted on 12/08/2013