Don Valley Stadium to be Redeveloped in Largest ‘Olympic Legacy Project’ Outside London
March 12, 2013
The move has been described as the ‘biggest Olympic legacy project outside of London, cough ’ by the former sports minister Richard Caborn.
Plans include venues for rugby and gymnastics, but athletics will move to the Woodbourn Road stadium.
Caborn said: “This is the result of intensive work by a small group of significant organisations in the Sheffield City Region to consider a future for the Don Valley Stadium footprint.
“In effect it becomes an advanced sports and wellbeing park giving a comprehensive delivery of the Olympic legacy that we promised in Singapore in 2005.”
Carbon also said that funding had been secured and plans include new homes for the rugby league and union teams Sheffield Eagles and Titans.
The new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine will also be built on site with a technical college.
Sheffield City Council had previously said that the stadium would close, in a bid to cut costs.