1. Bristol Rovers FC is a professional football club based in Bristol, England. They were founded in 1883 and are one of the oldest football clubs in the country.

2. The team's home ground is the Memorial Stadium, which has a capacity of 9,832 spectators. The stadium has been Bristol Rover's home since 1996.

3. Bristol Rovers FC has a fierce local rivalry with Bristol City. The two teams play in the "Bristol Derby". Other rivals include Swindon Town, Cheltenham Town, Forest Green Rovers and Yeovil Town.

4. In recent times the club have had success getting promoted from League Two. They achieved promotion in 2015-16, 2021-22 and were play-off winners in 2006-07.

5. They are known for their blue and white quartered shirts and their nicknames are The Pirates and The Gas.

Home of Bristol Rovers FC

Opened 1921

Capacity 9,832

Rating: 4.2

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It’s been ten years since I returned to England from the USA for a family trip . Took my youngest daughter 11years old. Did standing only section wasn’t too bad. Atmosphere was great !! The facility and staff were wonderful. Great local team to follow!! Major plus was a win with a stunning goal from Mr Sinclair! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇺🇸
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It would have been a lot nicer if the fans weren't constantly shouting vile abuse at the players and coaching staff. Clubs need to do a lot better in trying to stamp this out. I know some people live for their right to spew hate and bile on a Saturday afternoon but these people are idiots. They should find a more constructive hobby. The stewards didn't seem to know or care where our area was so directed us towards a seated area where we were met with more hostility. There's a surprising amount of anger and stress when you consider we've just come together to watch a group of young men kick around a bag of wind.
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3 months ago
One of the most unique grounds in the country. A bizarre mixture of stands, with an (awful) open terrace for away fans that currently has a better view of a series of heavy machinery than the pitch. The quality of the Cornish pasties almost makes up for the exposure at least. The Rovers fans were very friendly and helpful in letting you know how to get to the ground (unprompted), although you do wonder why they insist on calling themselves 'The Gas' when they're the only team in the football league to have a sword weidling pirate on their crest.
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3 months ago
Came for an FA cup away match at Memorial Stadium, staff here were so accommodating, genuinely nice friendly staff and decent fans as well. Parking is a nightmare as would be expected but there are many options.
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a month ago
Seen this place from both sides. Been on the home terrace, behind the goal, as a ground hopping neutral, for a Papa John's EFL Trophy semi final, against Port Vale, and was privileged to see Chris Lines link things together seamlessly, one last time. And loved every minute. Recently been back, and seen a game from the back of the away terrace, and enjoyed the Back to the Future ride back to the mid Eighties, and the result. I love quirky old grounds, and will definitely be back.
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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]

Things to do near the stadium.

The Royal Oak.

8 Reviews
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A very swish establishment! The paint is still drying on the walls having not been open for too long, means that the whole establishment is absolubtley... Read More

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St Andrews Park.

12 Reviews
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A square of green, surrounded by terraces on all sides, St. Andrews Park is probably deserving of the 'green oasis' cliché. Big old conker trees at the top... Read More

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St Andrews park is great, it's a luscious green haven just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Gloucester road. The park has lots of green grassy... Read More

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I started making good use of this park last summer! As soon as university exams were finished a good group of us heading down to St Andrew's to chill out... Read More