Sheffield 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. Plans for the new Olympic Legacy Park (where Don Valley Stadium used to stand) are under way. The club has been playing at greyhound stadium Owlerton Stadium but has not been happy with the fan or player experience the stadium offers.
Ian Anniss, Sheffield Eagles Director of Community, Development and Education, said:
The new stadium will be like no other in this country, in that it will be designed and managed to have multiple uses that reflect the needs of the broader community as well as being a top class facility for performance rugby of both codes. Unlike many sports stadia that has limited uses this one will be constantly in use – for educational and research purposes, community activities, sports development and health and well being support, as well as a venue for professional rugby – and Sheffield Eagles are proud to be part of that as a true community club.