BRISTOL ROVERS' NEW STADIUM HIT WITH FURTHER DELAYS

Bristol Rovers' hopes of building a new stadium have beeen hit by further delays.

The club, who saw their 94 year stay in The Football League ended this season, have agreed a deal to sell their current home, the Memorial Stadium, to supermarket chain Sainsbury's so they can fund a new ground at UWE.

However, English Heritage are now considering an application to have the whole Memorial Stadium site listed as a war memorial in remembrance of World War I.

Chairman of Rovers, Nick Higgs, is confident the bid is unlikely to be successful but remains frustrated by yet more wasted time.

"We have been advised, that whilst there is little chance of this application ultimately being successful, we still have to go through the process and submit a robust response to the application to English Heritage," he told the club's website.

"The unfortunate result of these actions is another delay, which is very frustrating to all of us. We still hope to be able to start the development of the UWE Stadium in the summer."

Posted on 15/05/2014