Olympic Legacy Park

  • Eagles Get Disappointing News About Olympic Legacy Park

    Sheffield Eagles have discovered they are not the preferred option for tenancy of the new Olympic Legacy Park to be opened next year. Sheffield Eagles met with representatives of Olympic Legacy Park Ltd on Monday this week. A club statement said that “whilst the news and decision is not the preferred option of Sheffield Eagles, the club will work with all parties to ensure the club is back in Sheffield and at the Olympic Legacy Park in 2018." The decision made by the Olympic Legacy Park Ltd wi...

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  • Olympic Stadium joins 2015 RWC Shortlist

    London’s Olympic Stadium may be used to host matches during the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The company who manage the venue, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC), has submitted an application for it to be used during the tournament. After the Games, the stadium is to be downsized from its current capacity of 80,000 to 60,000 and will act as a multi-use arena. It is still unknown who will be primary tenant for the ground, the decision is due to be announced by the OPLC after the event has finished...

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  • World Cup Role for Olympic Stadium?

    The Mail Online have run the following article: Organisers of the 2015 Rugby World Cup want to use the Olympic Stadium as one of their venues for the country’s next global sporting event. But their plan to make a formal application is on hold because there is uncertainty over issues such as tenancy and future capacity. It is expected that the stadium, which currently holds 80,000, will eventually be occupied by West Ham United.  ‘We have the option of using the Olympic Park to stage matches...

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  • Eagles Return To Sheffield In 2018

    Professional rugby league is returning to Sheffield. From next season, the Sheffield Eagles new permanent home will be the 3G pitch at the city’s Olympic Legacy Park. The announcement - ending a four-year exile for the Eagles - comes following extensive discussions between representatives of Legacy Park Ltd, Sheffield City Council and the Eagles. “There has been a massive effort from everyone concerned to get us over the line. It has been extremely hard to bring to fruition but we have succe...

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  • Sheffield To Groundshare With Doncaster in 2015

    Sheffield Eagles have confirmed that the club will play their home games at Doncaster's Keepmoat Stadium in 2015. The Eagles' Olympic Legacy Park will be under construction for the next year and the club's move to the Keepmoat Stadium will see regular Sunday afternoon double headers with Doncaster games kicking off at 2pm and Eagles following on at 4:15pm. Sheffield Eagles head coach and chief executive Mark Aston said: "It’s a great stadium and one we have really enjoyed playing at. It’s a...

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  • Sheffield Eagles Secure Investment For New Stadium

    Sheffield Eagles will return to the site of the old Don Valley Stadium in 2016, when they move in to a new community stadium in the Olympic Legacy Park. The Eagles have secured a significant investment of £6m to help fund the building of the stadium, which will feature a synthetic pitch, a 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 Legacy Park are well advanced and the...

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  • Sandy Park To Host Euro 7s Grand Prix Leg

    Sandy Park has been confirmed as the venue for the third leg of Rugby Europe's 2015 Grand Prix 7s series. Following the Manchester leg of the 2014 series, which took place at Sale Sharks' AJ Bell Stadium, the Rugby Football Union is again hosting the final stage of the competition, which is run by Rugby Europe. The home of the Exeter Chiefs will play host over the weekend of July 11-12 2015, with Olympic qualification on the line for competing nations. Should England fall outside the top four o...

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  • Doncaster Secure 2015 Rugby World Cup Funding

    Castle Park, the home of Doncaster Knights, has been chosen as a Lead Up and Legacy Centre for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, earning the National League 1 club a grant of £50,000 from the RFU. The grant is being used by the club to install new floodlights at Castle Park on two of the subsidiary pitches used by the club’s Mini and Junior section and Doncaster Phoenix. Work has begun on the installation and is expected to be complete by the end of the current season. The RFU has committed to a £1...

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  • Firm In Threat To Disrupt Olympic Stadium Games

    A company that helped to refit the Olympic Stadium has threatened to make it “unusable” for the rest of the Rugby World Cup after not being paid for the work, according to The Telegraph. Gallowglass, run by the former Scotland full-back Nick Grecian, warned that it planned to sneak into the £700 million venue and remove materials essential for the functioning of its retractable seating. The plot has been hatched in a bid to force the stadium owners to honour a payment of £712,000 to the...

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  • RWC Organisers Hold Out For Olympic Dream

    Rugby World Cup organisers have delayed confirming the venues to be used in 2015 in the hope that London's Olympic Stadium can be included.The full list of grounds and dates were to be released today but instead the International Rugby Board (IRB) issued a statement reporting on a meeting of the Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) board and England Rugby 2015 to discuss tournament planning where a "key agenda item" was the match schedule and selection of venues. Despite no further news being given on...

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