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Opened 1921

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Memorial Stadium
51.48622,-2.583134

Rating: 4.1

(959) Google Reviews

It's a lovely football team and friendly staff only the football stadium can do with being a bigger stadium like Etihad and an field and Ashton gate. It needs to be built more I think. It can do we 4 stands with lots of seats. But it can also do with having places for non disabled supporter like everyone else dose so that disabled people can buy a disabled and carer ticket I think it's unfair that u have to go as a member for disabled especially if your disability or in a chair non members should get a disabled and carer ticket to. So please sell them aswell and also make it bigger. Its good disabled access
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a month ago
Great grounds and staff are friendly, toilets was clean and parking was ample
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a month ago
Always an intents atmosphere at the mem. Up the gas
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4 months ago
My daughter is there for a BTEC course which is fantastic. I can't say much more as I'm a City supporter. 😎
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9 months ago
Been on a few occasions as a home and away fan. Not a great ground. For a small ground the atmosphere is respectable. Nice in the sun, awful in the rain and cold. League 1 football but not sure the ground is League 1 standard. Best cheese and onion pasty you'll ever find at a football ground. 10/10 pasty
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11 months ago

History (from Wikipedia)

The site was created on an area of land called Buffalo Bill's Field, after Colonel William "Buffalo Bill" Cody's Wild West Show was held there between 28 September and 3 October 1891.[3] Two years later in September 1893 Clifton RFC played on the site for the first time.

During the First World War the site was converted into allotments, but after the war Buffalo Bill's Field was bought by Sir Francis Nicholas Cowlin (then the Sheriff of Bristol) and given to 
Bristol Rugby Club. It was opened as the Memorial Ground on 24 September that year by G. B. Britton, the Lord Mayor of Bristol.

Situated on Filton Avenue in 
Horfield, Bristol, it has developed significantly over the years. A massive crowd turned out to watch the first Bristol game to be held there against Cardiff, but did so from wooden terraces and stands.[4] With the advent of leagues in the late 1980s, Bristol looked to develop the ground, replacing the old Shed on the north side with the Centenary Stand to mark the club's 100th anniversary in 1988. The West Stand, an original feature of the ground, was demolished in 1995 having been condemned, and replaced.

In 1996, 
Bristol Rovers moved in as tenants of Bristol Rugby Club, and then entered into joint ownership through the Memorial Stadium Company. After just two years, in 1998, the rugby club was relegated from the Premiership (causing them severe financial difficulties) and under the terms of the agreement Bristol Rovers were able to buy Bristol Rugby's share of the stadium for a 'nominal fee', a clause designed to protect either party should one or the other fall into financial difficulties. The rugby club became tenants in their original home.

By 2005, the Memorial Stadium was hosting Bristol Rugby Club back in the 
Guinness Premiership, with Bristol Rovers continuing to compete in the lower levels of the Football League. A roof was added to the Clubhouse Terrace (paid for by Bristol Rovers supporters' efforts) and temporary stands at the south and south-west of the ground have brought capacity up to 11,916. Bristol Rugby were again relegated out of the Premiership in 2009.

In February 2013, after months of speculation,
[5] Bristol Rugby announced that they would move and share a ground with Bristol City at the redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium.[6] The rugby club played their final game at the Mem on 4 June 2014, a Championship play-off final second leg against London Welsh.[7] There was no fairytale ending for Bristol though as London Welsh won the game 21–20 to condemn the side to a sixth straight season outside the Premiership.[8]

The ground has remained a focal point for the wider Bristol community, and a minute's silence is held annually at the closest game to 
Remembrance Sunday, while on 11 November a service of remembrance is held at the Memorial Gates with players and officials from both Bristol Rovers and Bristol Rugby attending the service each year.[9] On Christmas Eve 2015, the memorial gates were vandalized by supporters of Bristol City.[10]