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Memories of Eastville Stadium

Memories of Eastville Stadium
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Constructed in 1897, it was the home of Bristol Rovers F.C. and the Bristol Bulldogs speedway team and was also a greyhound racing venue. Rovers played their home games at Eastville (nicknamed ‘The Ville’) until forced to leave by financial difficulties in 1986.

Rovers then spent a decade at Twerton Park in Bath before returning to the city to play at the Memorial Stadium where they remain to this day. Parts of stadium were still in existence a decade after the ground’s closure, but these were demolished in 1998 to make way for an IKEA superstore.

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