Bristol City’s proposed World Cup stadium under threat


Plans to build a £92 million state-of-the-art stadium for England’s World Cup bid could be derailed by just 38 campaigners – who could have the land declared ‘town green status’.

Bristol City’s proposed new 30,000-seat stadium was due to be built on a 42-acre site at Ashton Vale on the edge of the city.

It had been hoped the multi-million pound stadium was to be used as one of the venues for England’s 2018 World Cup bid.

But yesterday, it emerged that a handful of campaigners may put the stoppers on the project – after a planning inspector recommended the site be given ‘town green’ status.

If Bristol City Council pass the recommendation, then it could protect the land protected from development forever.

A spokesman for Bristol City Football Club today confirmed the plans could be put on hold after just TWO people objected.

He said: ”This stadium could be a top World Cup venue and be used by thousands of fans.

”But two people lodged an application with an independent inspector and 36 other residents backed them.

”It seems absolutely ludicrous that they could cause these plans to go up in smoke.”


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