New stadium in Doncaster is gradually taking shape. Doncaster Rovers FC will move in at the end of 2006, signifying the end for their current Belle Vue Stadium....
Id have to agree there. It will be another boring new bowl of a stadium that always are built now around this country.Bladerunner said:Shame, but I think it's going to look pretty much the same as every other smaller football stadium that's been built in the UK built over the past 10 years. Still, many fans will argue it's much better than Belle Vue, which has always been a bit of a dump.
In nearly twenty years' of supporting the Rovers I've never heard anybody express anything other than disdain for Scunthorpe and their tin-pot stadium. Certainly, Belle Vue has often been a cause of embarrassment but a visit to Blandford Park is the footballing equivalent of a decade trapped inside a concrete tomb; all breezeblock and concrete. Lovely.Superfly said:Rovers fans are quite jealous of local rivals Scunthorpe ground, which is quite shiny and new...
Oh, I completely see the reasoning, it just a shame that in this day economics beats tradition.Superfly said:I think the main reasons Donny are moving are because the Belle Vue (Earth) site is very restricted, they could only really build on one side, and that this new build is a landmark sports complex, whereas Belle Vue only has facilties for football, plus if they turned it into an all seater, it would be about 5000, he new one is 15500, over 1/3 what they have now, terraces in all. And since they council are involved, I reckon Rovers will be paying less than if they tried to update Belle Vue on their own.
Tis a shame tho, Rovers have played there since 1922.