Sheffield to move into new stadium

Sheffield will move in to a new stadium on the site of their former Don Valley Stadium home in 2016.

The Eagles have secured a significant investment to help fund the building of the stadium, which will feature a high quality synthetic pitch, an impressive main stand, a 50-bed hotel, catering and hospitality areas, and facilities developed in partnership with Sheffield’s second University Technical College.

The stadium will form part of an Olympic Legacy Park, the first phase of which is already in development.

Eagles Chief Executive and Head Coach, Mark Aston, said: “The new ground gives us the impetus to challenge for and achieve Super League status, something we have never given up on. 

“When we nearly lost the club back into 1999 and reformed with a new direction, the Directors and I have always kept as a key goal that of returning to the highest level. We have had to be patient and work within our means, but now we will be ready to take the next step. 

“Having the best facilities at the new stadium will allow us to continue the development of our own local talent, retain and attract quality players and be very competitive as a Club.”

 

Further details on the make-up of the stadium are expected shortly, although the £6m main stand will hold 2,500 spectators.

Pictured: Sheffield’s former home at Don Valley Stadium

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