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Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium,Bristol Information
Sports ground in Bristol, dedicated to the memory of the rugby players of the city killed during the Great War. The Memorial Ground was opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol as a home for Bristol Rugby Club in 1921. The Ground is on Filton Avenue in Horfield in Bristol, and has developed significantly over the years. A massive crowd watched the first ever game to be held there against Cardiff, but did so from wooden terraces and stands.

The Memorial Stadium holds 11,916 fans. Home fans who like to sit are seated in the West Stand, Centenary Stand and South Stand. Fans who like the terracing stand on the Blackthorn End (which produces the best atmosphere), Centenary Terrace, West Stand Enclosure and Family Terrace. Away fans are situated on the Away Terrace, which is uncovered and holds about 1,100 fans. Sometimes away fans sit in the Centenary stand with the home fans.

A roof has been added to the Clubhouse Terrace and a temporary stand at the east of the ground has brought capacity up to 11,750. The Memorial Stadium Company have proposed a wide ranging refurbishment of the Memorial Stadium, bringing it up to an 18,000 capacity.

The Memorial Stadium has been owned by Bristol Rovers since 1998, when it was purchased from the old Bristol Rugby Club, who were in administration at the time.

The Bristol Rugby club are also based in the stadium.
Memorial Stadium,Bristol Address
map
Memorial Stadium
Filton Avenue
Horfield
Bristol

BS7 0AQ
Map and Directions
Memorial Stadium,Bristol Telephone No.
0117 952 0500
Memorial Stadium,Bristol Fax. No.
0117 952 2700
drinks
There is a bar inside the ground
parking
You'll be extremely lucky if you can find a space on Filton Avenue unless you arrive a couple of days in advance. All of the areas around the ground are residential and you'll have to battle for spaces with the locals as well as other home and away fans. With very few exceptions, finding a space within a five to ten minute walk is relatively easy - parking on Muller Road is a popular choice as is Gloucester Road although this is often more difficult. If Muller Road and Gloucester Road prove full then there are many other roads across the other side of Gloucester Road - travel past the Wellington pub along Kellaway Avenue and you'll find another area of roads often used for matchday parking.
disabled facilities
There are approximately 30 spaces available to wheelchair-bound supporters in the West Stand and Centenary Stand. These places must be pre-booked by phone if you are a Rovers fan, but if you are a visiting fan then you must pre-book through your club. Parking: 15 Home - 3 Away parking spaces for wheelchair users all within 100 metres of main disabled entrance. All Parking spaces must be pre-booked. Orange/blue badge holders park in main car park. Access around the ground is level.

Facilities: 8 toilets all of good standard are located close to disabled supporters areas. Alarm cords and keys available from stewards. Catering outlets are nearby in the West and Centenary Stands, (not dedicated). More catering outlets can be found around the stadium.

Wheelchair Places: Wheelchair 53 Home - 7 Away. Places in the West Stand and Centenary Stands for Home supporters. Away supporters placed in the Centenary Stand. Helpers sit behind. All elevated and fully covered.

There are no loop systems for commentary for the deaf at present, although the club are able to accommodate one blind person by pre-booking with the club.
directions
From the North, West or East
Whether you're coming from east or west exit the M4 at junction 19 and join the M32. Travel along the M32 for 3.1 miles until you reach junction 2. Here, exit the motorway and take the third exit signposted Horfield and Southmead and follow the road through a division and a roundabout both of which have clear signs reading Memorial Stadium. Once through this area you join Muller Road and you should continue to drive along it for 1.4 miles until you come to a signal-controlled crossroads. Signposted right is Horfield Health Centre and Library. At this junction ignore the sign and turn left into Filton Avenue where the ground is located almost immediately on the left.


From the South
Exit the M5 at junction 16 signposted A38 Thornbury and Filton. At the roundabout head right signposted A38 Filton and join the A38. Travel along the A38 (Gloucester Road) for 4.3 miles as you enter the outer suburbs of Bristol. On your trip you'll pass Filton Airport on your right, the Royal Mail sorting office, an American Golf retail outlet on your left and the Royal George and Wellington pubs. At a set of traffic lights immediately past a small shop called Satellite Warehouse and before Polypipe Timber take an unsigned left turn into Filton Avenue where you'll see the ground is on your right after just a couple of dozen yards.
bus
Numbers 73,X73,75,76, and 77 all pass the Memorial ground, and can be caught either at the main bus station or opposite the Cenotaph in the centre. Get off at Churchways Avenue on the Gloucester rd, the trip should take 20mins
rail
Bristol Parkway which is around two miles away from the ground
seating
11,750