Council puts slight delay on Sheffield Eagles stadium move

Sheffield Council have put a slight delay on Sheffield Eagles’ stadium move.

The development at the former Don Valley Stadium site is planned to open in March with a maximum capacity of 5,000 people.

On its website, Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park says it will be a “community pillar” for the eastern corridor of Sheffield and the new home of Sheffield Eagles rugby league football team – with over 128,000 visitors expected to travel through its gates a year, according to the Sheffield Star.

The stadium will feature an outdoor 3G pitch, three-storey covered grandstand and 23,000 sq ft of commercial space – perfect for the Eagles.

But before opening, the developers need to get licensing permission from Sheffield Council for the various proposed uses including for: the sports stadium, hospitality and corporate facilities, live and recorded music, the cafe bar, community events and film screenings.

A sub-licensing committee meeting has been pencilled in for 10.30am on Tuesday, March 1 to discuss and decide on the application after the council’s environmental health service called for more safety measures to be incorporated before the facility can open.

An environmental health officer wanted the issue to be resolved before next week, stating that this merely a “holding objection.”

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