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Bantam Cymraeg
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Looks like Rovers have abandoned their plans to develop the Mem, and are instead going to build a new ground at the University -

http://www.bristolrovers.co.uk/...0328~2373698,00.html


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The idea of working with the University is similar to Brighton & Hove Albion at Falmer. I wish them luck and hope they don't have the same problems with NIMBY's as Brighton did.

One thing that I'm not clear on, will the new ground be built before they vacate their present venue or will they have to ground share again?



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Can't see the new ground being ready for the start of next season but presume club could share with Bath again after this season. I'll take it as this being the last season for Memorial Ground, trust them to get bloody relegated!



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groundshare with bristol city Wink



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Looks like Rovers have abandoned their plans to develop the Mem, and are instead going to build a new ground at the University


UWE, not the 'real' Bristol University.


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groundshare with bristol city Wink


That is mischievous.

As they wish to share the new stadium with Bristol Rugby Club, could they ground share at the Rugby Ground while construction is in progress?



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groundshare with bristol city Wink


That is mischievous.

As they wish to share the new stadium with Bristol Rugby Club, could they ground share at the Rugby Ground while construction is in progress?


Their current ground, the Memorial, is/was the rugby ground.


ictoan
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Their current ground, the Memorial, is/was the rugby ground.


Thank you for that information. The Rugby Club might then have to find a ground share.

I see there are mixed views about the situation on the Rugby Club's forum.



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Can't see the new ground being ready for the start of next season but presume club could share with Bath again after this season. I'll take it as this being the last season for Memorial Ground, trust them to get bloody relegated!


Hopefully the club will not have to leave the Memorial Stadium until construction of UWE Stadium is complete which according to our chairman will be at the start of the 13/14 season so there should be a few more seasons to visit the Memorial. The project is dependent on funding from selling the current ground to Sainsbury’s so that Rovers can finance the cost of building on the land UWE are providing. The planning permission to redevelop the Memorial Stadium (which was supposed to start at the end of the 2008 season) runs out in November although the club are applying for an extension to that in case they cannot afford the move. It all comes down to the reaction of the surrounding residents who were strongly against the idea of Rovers redeveloping the Memorial but seem to have released a statement saying they would prefer a supermarket to a redeveloped football ground. Planning permission at UWE shouldn’t be too much of a problem because the land has been marked for development since the university bought it in 2008.


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Looks like Rovers have abandoned their plans to develop the Mem, and are instead going to build a new ground at the University


UWE, not the 'real' Bristol University.



Mr T - are you, by any chance a graduate of the 'real' Bristol University??
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Looks like Rovers have abandoned their plans to develop the Mem, and are instead going to build a new ground at the University


UWE, not the 'real' Bristol University.



Mr T - are you, by any chance a graduate of the 'real' Bristol University??
P.S. - I am. I am far too old to have been the UWE, which did not exist then (or was called something else, without the word University)



Bristol Poly http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/...historytimeline.aspx


Could start a new thread "towns and cities" that have more than one University, understand one City may well soon have a third.


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Looks like Rovers have abandoned their plans to develop the Mem, and are instead going to build a new ground at the University


UWE, not the 'real' Bristol University.



Mr T - are you, by any chance a graduate of the 'real' Bristol University??
P.S. - I am. I am far too old to have been the UWE, which did not exist then (or was called something else, without the word University)


No. It's just that the distinction has to be made now. It was once rare for a city or town to have more than one university and where that was the case, usually only one (the oldest) was eponymous. I know HE institutions have to prostitute themselves these days but I did wonder if it was likely that Bristol would associate itself with something as common as football and commerce...


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I think the University has never had a problem with commerce.
The fine and impressive neo gothic tower at the top of Park Street is the Wills Memorial Building
It is a memorial to Henry Overton Wills III, that is the HO Wills in the name WD & HO Wills on millions of fag packets.

Prior to cigarattes, the City of Bristol boomed mainly due to the slave trade



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Hmm. I was attempting to be a little sardonic!

I realise that many institutions were set up in the 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of philanthropy and patronage, both individual and corporate, but in the self-righteous, anti-capitalist, post-80s Britain, commercial funding for any form of education has a bad name. And can you imagine the fuss if Bristol University (any university) were to announce that a brand new facility was to be funded by Imperial Tobacco or BAT? "Blood on their hands!" would be the cry.

The world has changed...


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It looks pretty good I think.



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Could start a new thread "towns and cities" that have more than one University, understand one City may well soon have a third.



Liverpool already has.

I must also admit to being another graduate of Bristol University, but a long, long time ago .......


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So does Birmingham.


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Glasgow and Edinburgh have had three (or more) for a while now.



Northwood, Threave Rovers, Arsenal, Rangers (the real ones, NOT qpr),Watford, Rochdale, queen of the south and a few others.


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2 in Newcastle, Teesside, Durham

In the case of Teesside, Durham operates in Stockton and in Durham, a Japanese University has a campus. There is a couple of Unis in Belfast, Queens Uni and University of Ulster, possibly also Trinity College from ROI



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2 in Dundee;although if Duncan of Jordanstone isn't part of the Uni, three



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Could start a new thread "towns and cities" that have more than one University...


And then there are universities that are to be found in more than one town and city – Nottingham has set up institutions in Kuala Lumpur and China (near Shanghai).


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I think that that particular thread would have to go through most of the universities in the UK, eg Dundee Uni has a College of Nursing annex in Dundee, and Heriot Watt has a textile annex in Galashiels (as well as in Stromness and most recently in Dubai Academic City (Heriot-Watt University Dubai campus)



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Set out below is from the BBC website. Ironic as I was boss of the Wholesale Fruit Market for nearly 20 years, and had to fight off a purchase from Bristol City about 15 years ago. I have actually ben involved in this working for a developer since the summer of 2018, and have known since late April that it was a fairly definite starter.

"Bristol Rovers are putting together a planning application to build a new stadium on the Bristol Fruit Market site, club president Wael Al-Qadi said.
After Rovers' plans for a 21,000-seater venue at the University of the West of England fell through in 2017, they "explored several" unnamed venues.
The League One club have played at their Memorial Stadium home since 1996.
"We have identified one site, along with others, we are very interested in," Al-Qadi told BBC Radio Bristol.
Talks over what to do with Bristol Rovers' home ground have been a long-running saga.
Plans ditched
The club first mooted plans to expand the Memorial Ground in 2005.
Those were later ditched in favour of a 21,000-seater stadium on the outskirts of the city.
"One of the sites is the fruit market - we are very interested in that site," Mr Al-Qadi.
Bristol Fruit Market is about four miles south of the Memorial Stadium, close to the city's main Temple Meads railway station.
"We have already started the work that goes in to planning permission," Mr Al-Qadi told sports presenter Geoff Twentyman.
"As you know it's a very long process and there's a lot of technical work that has to be done to get approval."
The site is currently owned by several parties and shareholders."

 
 


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